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This historical site features a 1,500-year old Taino village, much of which remains intact, and skeletons dating back to A.D. 700.
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Rte. 503, Ponce, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-840-2255
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a small location that is well-worth a quick visit! I would recommend spending 1-2 hours here. There is a small museum and educational video, and then you can walk around the site where various ball courts are being restored. There are also a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank raharmon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Taino Indian Culture archeological site! Located at the South City of Ponce. A must do when you visit the enchanted island of Puerto Rico. Check out the Taino Culture and remains of this Ceremonial Plaza and Complex! Incredible experience!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RickyEspiet
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Don't expect big structures, these are lines of large stones on the ground), but very interesting. Nice little museum. Contrary to guide books, no museum store. Very close to downtown Ponce.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sheldon m
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This a beautiful site. Sadly due to Hurracaine Maria and the economic situation on the island the city of Ponce does not have the place as prestine as it should. Saying this I must admit that for anyone interested in history specially that involving native...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 98helir
Reviewed August 30, 2018

There is a small museum with some history of pre-Columbian habitation, a nice walk identifying important trees in the lives of those inhabitants, and some excavated ruins of sacred ball courts. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rosahNY
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I know after Maria everything was bad but they need improve everything, clean the area put more attractions improve the museum, built more Indians houses, a lot work to do!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 364irisd
Reviewed July 15, 2018

You will get to know your Native American Puerto Rican connection. You will understand your heritage better. For tourists, you will get to see what a fantastic mix of races Puerto Ricans are!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank JLuSantiago
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Not an amusement park this is a fascinating site if you are truly into history and archaeology. Glad it has been preserved but hope government continues to support it.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank GK_in_Missouri
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome! Learned so much Esteban was very knowledgeable and friendly . He answered all my husband questions,and believe you me he had a lot. Very patient provided direction to other attractions within the area. Highly recommend my fellow brothers and sisters to...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Bernice R
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

It's interesting. You will walk a lot. It's mostly outdoors. They have a souvenir shop. Go comfortable.

Date of experience: August 2016
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chuckf0630
Boston, MA
looking for advice: dry forest & tibes ceremonial center (9 Replies)
we would like to plan a day-trip (for tomorrow, august 17) out of san juan to the south and southwest coasts of puerto rico. Does anyone have any recommendations for interesting activities for two adults & one teen-agers. Two destinations that have sounded interesting are the Tibes Indian ceremonial center & the dry forest, so if anyone has any particular advice about these two activities, that would be very appreciated !!!!!!!!!
August 16, 2008|
Response fromSunMoonStars|
The dry forest is quite interesting for exploring & seeing the fauna & flora. If you decide going there, wear long pants, lots of sunblock,a hat/cap, bring WATER, camera - it will be hot and there are spiny plants along the trails. Ponce might take you the whole day. There is a free trolley that takes you to different parts of the city and points of interest. It can be taken by the plaza (at back of the old firemen's building). The Tibes Ceremonial Park has some kind of a...More
anjaliza
Dallas, Texas
Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center closed?? (3 Replies)
A friend who lives in Puerto Rico told us yesterday the Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center in Ponce has been closed by the government. Can anyone confirm that? We're planning on visiting the site next month. I can't find anything about its closing online. Thanks!
July 15, 2010|
Response fromparis7002|
I'm not aware of this but I'll ask my sister, who works in Ponce. I'll get back to you.