In September 2017, Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage across the island. Many places closed for rebuilding. Frommer's recommends that vacationers check in advance with all businesses before traveling.
Built in 1833, this hacienda preserves an old way of life, with its whirring water wheels and artifacts of 19th-century farm production. Once it was one of the most successful plantations on Puerto Rico, producing coffee, corn, and citrus. It was a working coffee plantation until the 1950s, and 86 of the original 500 acres (35 of 202 hectares) are still part of the estate. The rooms of the hacienda have been furnished with authentic pieces from the 1850s. Hacienda Buena Vista is located in Barrio Magüeyes along the rural mountain road to Adjuntas. From Av. de las Americas, go west until Rte. 500, which you will take to Rte. 123 (Calle La Poncena) and turn left. At km 16.8 you will find the Hacienda.