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Address: Carr 123 Km. 16. 8, Ponce 00728, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +(1)7872847020
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The hacienda on this 19th-century coffee plantation not only protected the...
The hacienda on this 19th-century coffee plantation not only protected the coffee beans from rain, but established a farm to feed the black and Puerto Rican slaves who tended the plantation.
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Beautiful and Historic

Visited here with a tour group while vacationing in Puerto Rico. After visiting the historic plantation house which is interesting and atmospheric we had a very nice guided tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Modesto, California
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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Visited here with a tour group while vacationing in Puerto Rico. After visiting the historic plantation house which is interesting and atmospheric we had a very nice guided tour which took us on a nature trail to see the water system the farm used in their coffee production. As we walked along the trail we also walked next to the... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you go to Puerto Rico, this is a must see! You begin to walk into the past! The presence of Vives, the original owner is always present! Thank you for preserving this jewel with love and pride to preserve the heritage!

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Warrensburg, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The property and the price ($12.50) of the tour were good. We were hoping for of a coffee plantation tour where we could pick coffee beans and see the process in action. This was more the history of the coffee in Puerto Rico. Walking around the property was nice but probably could have been done on our own. If you... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

we visited this site about 2 years ago, but Trip Advisor Doesn't have a place to date your review so far in the past. I assume it is as interesting now as it was then. Since coffee plantations are/were such an important factor in PR's history it is a worthwhile place to visit. Quite informative.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

after my father (who lives in ponce) called to make the appointment for sat at 10am we made the journey and got there a half hour in advance only to be told the appointment was set for 1pm. It was a serious disappointment and a lack of professionalism on their end. Scratch this place of the list. They lost potential... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is an old coffee and corn plantation. Part of the tour was a walk in the forest to show the irrigation system for the plantation. Then we were taken to several buildings to show how coffee and corn were processed. It was really fascinating to see how the old equipment worked to wash, dry, and grind the corn and... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We came directly from San Juan on a schedule to visit as many places as we could in Ponce. We got there in time, 10:30AM as planned and the gate was close. We wait for the security guard to tell us that this saturday was close foer a private activity and that we should have call and made an appointment... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great tour, we learned lots and enjoyed ourselves. The views are lovely and it is nice to know they are trying to preserve nature and history! Thank you.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The experience I had visiting the” Hacienda Buena Vista” in Ponce was unforgettable. I went in August with my family. I loved it, because I have a meeting with the 19 century and see how people of that century work in the camp. This farm use to be for coffee and corn, but know became part of Puerto Rico for... More 

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Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

“Hacienda Buena Vista” in Ponce is a great place to learn a little bit of Puerto Rico’s history. I recently visited the “hacienda” along with my classmates as part of a study trip. Before heading to the forest we first learned about the history of the place. The purpose of our visit was to make an analysis of microhabitat and... More 

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