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Hacienda Buena Vista

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8 Carr 123, Ponce 00728-2759, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-5882
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volunteers make it nice

didn't get to visit it for a tour. Only got to stroll around with volunteers who are knowledgable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yuanxi Z
A must place to visit

Excellent spot to remenbrace a belle epoque de la industría del cafe en Puerto Rico. Dont miss... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
rgordillopr
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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 heart of the former hacienda is a carefully restored historical site containing structures more than a century old and a hydraulic turbine that's the only one of its kind. Completely refurbished, the turbine is still powered by the water of Río Canas and serves as the main engine for other machines of the time. Spaces are limited, please reserve in advance online or by phone. More dates are available for groups by request.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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8 Carr 123, Ponce 00728-2759, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

didn't get to visit it for a tour. Only got to stroll around with volunteers who are knowledgable. the road here is kind of dangerous

Thank Yuanxi Z
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Excellent spot to remenbrace a belle epoque de la industría del cafe en Puerto Rico. Dont miss it!!!

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

This a place where you could see how coffee and chocolate it is made. The give you a tour where you coul see the antique machine used to process coffee. It take a 20 min. Trip to reach the place. I recomend use light clothes,because...More

Thank Edith1956
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Travel back in time to the grand era of coffee plantations in turn of the century Puerto Rico. Reservations and prepayment are required. You can choose from a tour in Spanish or English and the guides are excellent. Reservations at Paralanaturaleza.org The tour encompasses a...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

It's and old coffee plantation, but very charming. You must have reservations to pass and enjoy. Thanks

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Reviewed June 14, 2017

We did this tour based off a friend's recommendation and I am glad we did. It was very helpful and informative. It is about 1.5 hour tour. There is a lot of history with this coffee plantation. If you ever get the opportunity to take...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2017

Interesting, enriching and learning experience - not to miss if you are in the South of Puerto Rico! We had a good time both indoor and outdoor. Good job to make this place running as a museum!

1  Thank Micka1303
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

this must be booked in advance and offers a view of a historical coffee plantation. tour last about 90 minutes. it starts with a general overview, heads into the forest to identify the farm plants and see the waterfall and then heads into the farm...More

Thank Christopher F
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

This place is in the mountains. You do have to make reservations. It's outdoors. And you will walk a lot, so wear snickers or comfortable shoes.

1  Thank Ellie L
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Jea F
February 11, 2016|
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Response from June W | Reviewed this property |
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
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Taipo
February 23, 2015|
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Response from Sharon D | Reviewed this property |
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
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Joye S
January 24, 2015|
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Response from Camalia | Reviewed this property |
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
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