Don't miss the dreamy Icacos Cay
Leave the city and head up to the mountains to Hacienda Buena Vista, there you can enjoy a guided tour of what used to be one of the most important coffee plantations in Puerto Rico. Hacienda Buena Vista was built in the mid-19th century. Visitors can learn about the methods of coffee production back in the 1800s. The plantation was purchased from the Vives family in 1984 by The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico. Hacienda Buena Vista is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The guided tour includes visiting the carefully restored building. Forest trees, and lush trees, beautifully cover the grounds. One of the tour highlights is the hydraulic turbine, a one-of-a-kind instrument powered by the Rio Canas (Canas River), refurbished into working condition. Visitors will also enjoy a nature walk by an expert where the delicate balance of plants such as coffee, cocoa, and fruits are discussed.
Note: You must book a reservation ahead of time for a tour. Book at the official site.
- Location: Carr 123 km. 17.3, Ponce, PR
- Phone: (787) 284-7020
- Hours: Wednesday -Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Events: Throughout the year, there are various coffee and cocoa festivals held.