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Come up to the mountains and follow the trail to the waterfall that gave Hacienda Buena Vista its name. What used to be an important coffee plantation was also the scenario of a unique relationship between land, water and slavery. Today, at the...more
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As a long time fan of Hacienda Buena Vista I was concerned about how bad were the effects of Hurricane Maria on the site. Over the years since at least 1993 I’ve been there about 7 or 8 times, many of them with visitors from...More
This is a great place for people interested in the history and culture of Puerto Rico in the 19th and very early 20th centuries.
The Hacienda was a (mostly) coffee plantation although it had other products as well.
The tour is very informative and educational....More
I have had the pleasure of visiting Hacienda Buena Vista four times; each visit has been amazing! The coffee plantation has been lovingly restored by Para la Naturaleza, a non-profit organization that is actively working to restore deforested lands in Puerto Rico, salvaging turtle habitats,...More
Just arrived and get surprised about security in the gate. After asking why i was there tell me to leave 10:30 to come back after 12:30. Never came back...More
Date of experience: July 2018
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MelissaPLN, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda Buena Vista, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018
Because of the limited amount of spaces available for tours at Hacienda Biena Vista, and the volume of visitors we receive on some days, we ask all our guests to please make a reservation in advance. We are sorry you didn’t get to...More
This place is owned by an NGO whose mission is conservation. Ray, our tour guide is clearly deeply committed to preserving the Hacienda and no hurricane will derail him, so let’s start with housekeeping: you can’t just show up without a reservation! The tours are...More
Yes, it was hard to find a link. The Puerto Rico Conservation Trust web site will get you there. There are other eco tours on this site so just look for the Buena Vista Hacienda. Then look for the button that says... More
Yes, it was hard to find a link. The Puerto Rico Conservation Trust web site will get you there. There are other eco tours on this site so just look for the Buena Vista Hacienda. Then look for the button that says English, if you need that. Took a little while to find and book it, but well worth the effort. Very interesting!!
I don't know the specific answer to that (and evidently this website doesn't allow me to put in specific websites anyway!), but I googled the Hacienda Buena Vista, and came up with all sorts of websites that should give all... More
I don't know the specific answer to that (and evidently this website doesn't allow me to put in specific websites anyway!), but I googled the Hacienda Buena Vista, and came up with all sorts of websites that should give all the info you'd need. Good luck.
You have to call to make reservations. The staff speaks Spanish and English. Their number is (787) 722-5882. They will give you times available for the day that you plan to visit. You must show up no more than 30 mins prior... More
You have to call to make reservations. The staff speaks Spanish and English. Their number is (787) 722-5882. They will give you times available for the day that you plan to visit. You must show up no more than 30 mins prior to your scheduled visit. Their parking area is very small and the tour only takes so many people at a time. You will get a tour of the hacienda and cannot explore on your own. From the center of Ponce it'll take you less than 30 minutes to get there, although if you are not familiar with the area you may want to allow a few extra minutes. If you get there prior to your scheduled time, the guard at the entrance will not allow you to get in and you'll either have to park on a very narrow road or drive back a few minutes. There's nothing else in the area, although the fauna is very pretty and you can park and walk around. Just be careful, roads there are switchback roads and people don't necessarily slow down much. One last thing, if you need the tour in English, ask your tour guide to translate. Because so many people speak both Spanish and English their expectation, seems to me, is that if you only speak English you need to make sure they know that; otherwise they'll assume you know both. Enjoy your visit!