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aaCoffee Facts

  • Original from Ethiopia.
  • First brought to Puerto Rico in 1736.
  • Most of the plantations were built in the
    central region of Puerto Rico:  Maricao,
    Las Marías, Lares, Adjuntas, Yauco,
    Jayuya, Ciales, Utuado, Ponce, etc.   
    Nevertheless, plantations were built in
    other places, such as Río Grande
    (Hacienda Catalina, El Yunque).
  • After the 1511 rebelion, many Taínos
    settled in Maricao.
  • Coffee season - August - December.
  • Coffee Harvest Festival, two festivals take
    place in February:  Maricao and Yauco.
  • We created La Ruta del Café in 1992.
  • La Ruta del Café is part of Porta del Sol.
With the assistance of architect González, we visited and identified coffee plantations that were part of the historical and
cultural heritage in
our route.  Since then, we have been pioneers in the region and Puerto Rico, offering private ecotours
to the small mountainous towns of the western-central region.  Our efforts in promoting this type of tourism helps the
economic development of the towns we include in our itineraries.
  • Agrotourism
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • EcoYoga
  • Secluded Waterfalls
  • Bicycling
  • Camping
  • Sightseeing
  • Star Gazing
  • Wildlife Observation
  • Taíno Ceremonies
  • Culinary Tours
  • Artisan´s Route
La ruta del café - Coffee Plantation Zone, photo by Hilda Morales, copyrights AdvenTours
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CULTURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM - MAYAGÜEZ
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FOR INDIVIDUALS, SMALL GROUPS AND EXTENDED FAMILIES
A drive of approximately one hour will take us to the small mountainous
town of Las Marías where we will visit Hacienda Palma Escrita, home of
Café La Casona, one of the few coffee plantation still in operation.

We will be greeted by the owners, who will be in charge of a walk through
the plantation while you learn more about the different varieties of coffee
and how they are grown in this side of the mainland of Puerto Rico.  As
you join this guided walk, you will see all the stages involved in the
cultivation process (cultivation, harvest of the fruit, processing, pulping,
washing, drying, hulling, and finally, roasting) until it gets to your table.  
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Not only we visit
the main building,
but the coffee
plantation as well.

Half and full day
tours depart from

Mayagüez
, San
Juan, and Ponce.  

Join us to the
countryside of
Puerto Rico!
Creators of "La ruta del café"
(1992)
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Mayagüez
Sept - Oct
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5 - 6 hrs.
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During weekdays, a short stop for lunch will
be made at the town of Maricao; otherwise,
lunch will be at hacienda--lunch is included in
the price.

Off season, we can still visit the plantation
although coffee will be growing for the next
year and you will not necessarily see all the
stages of the cultivation process.  Other
alternatives available, please contact us if
you need more information.
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