Top 10 Haciendas of Puerto Rico

A “hacienda”, in the colonies of the Spanish Empire, is a “finca” (or an estate). Some “haciendas” were plantations, mines or factories and many combined these activities. The word is derived from the Spanish word “hacer” or “haciendo”, which means to make or be making, respectively. Were largely business enterprises consisting of various money making ventures including raising farm animals and maintaining orchards.

Haciendas in Puerto Rico developed during the time of Spanish colonization. An example of these was the 1833 Hacienda Buena Vista, which dealt primarily with the cultivation, packaging, and exportation of coffee. Today, Hacienda Buena Vista, which is listed in the United States National Register of Historic Places, is operated as a museum. Most haciendas in Puerto Rico produced sugar, coffee, and tobacco, which were the crops for exporting.

Nowadays, Haciendas are not only museums or coffee plantations, but also unique concepts to taste life and indulge you with unforgettable gastronomy, emotional and adventure experiences.

Top 10 Puerto Rico Haciendas

Hacienda Don Carmelo

Hacienda Don Carmelo lies across 60 acres of rolling hills overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. They are horse breeders and trainers, and home of Escuela Puertorriqueña del Arte Ecuestre. The Hacienda is a marvelous special events venue.…
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Hacienda Horizonte

Hacienda Horizonte, the refuge of Musician, Songwriter & Music Producer Draco Rosa, is a paradise of 100 hectares where you can see and feel the beauty of nature in every corner of the Hacienda. It is a place where you can enjoy, but…
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Carabalí Rainforest Adventure Park

The Ultimate Caribbean Adventure. This historic Hacienda is located on the brinks of El Yunque National Forest and its home of some of the best reviewed adventures in Puerto Rico including Horseback Riding, ATV, UTV, Mountain Bikes,…
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Hacienda La Esperanza

The Hacienda La Esperanza steam engine has been designated a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark. The Hacienda is the biggest of its type in the northwest area of Puerto Rico. Today the entire property is owned by the Puerto…
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Hacienda Muñoz

Hacienda Don Carmelo lies across 60 acres of rolling hills overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. They are horse breeders and trainers, and home of Escuela Puertorriqueña del Arte Ecuestre. The Hacienda is a marvelous special events venue.…
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Hacienda Siesta Alegre

Imagine your special event with elegance and style in this Rustic Spanish Colonial Hacienda. this Weddings, Private Events and Corporate Events venue is part of a 150 stable horse ranch, within a 120 acre active farm, with breathtaking…
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Hacienda El Jibarito

Hacienda el Jibarito is an Agroturistic complex destined to the appreciation of the countryside, which combines cultural and historical elements to offer a direct experience with the agrarian systems and rural life in Puerto Rico. TOURS…
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Hacienda Juanita

Set at 2,500 feet above sea level lies Maricao, once the mecca of coffee haciendas. Hacienda Juanita is the only historic coffee-centered hacienda restored as a Hotel Parador and one of the best example of the 19th century Golden era of…
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Hacienda Campo Rico

If you are looking for a fun and exciting way to create memories during your trip to Puerto Rico, Hacienda Campo Rico Trail Rides in Carolina is one of the places to visit for Horseback Riding, ATV and Zipline Tours.
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