Discover the Taino culture of Puerto Rico on this trip from Ponce to the indigenous ceremonial centres of Tibes and Caguana. You'll be captivated by their incredible history.
Tibes and Caguana Archaeological Sites
At 9 am we'll pick you up from your hotel in Ponce in a 4x4 and head to the Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center.
During the guided tour we'll get the chance to see the courts where the indigenous Taino population played the popular ball game "batú". These sports courts are lined up in the same direction as the sun on equinoxes and solstices. We'll find out why as we admire the remains of the oldest astronomical observatory in the Antilles, which is also located at this site.
After the 90-minute tour of the Tibes archaeological site, we'll head to Utuado, a picturesque Puerto Rican town where you'll be able to get some lunch. Then we'll set off for another of the most important archaeological sites in Puerto Rico: the Caguana Ceremonial Ball Courts Site, where we'll try to decipher its fascinating rock carvings. Did the Tainos who made these inscriptions want to leave a message for future generations?
At the end of the one-hour guided tour of the Caguana site, we'll make our way back to your hotel, arriving by around 3:30 pm.
Pick up from San Juan
You can also go on the same trip with departure from San Juan.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
|Up to 4 people|
|Private English language tour||
Private English language tour
Up to 4 peopleUS$ 325
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport in a 4x4.
English speaking guide specialising in Puerto Rican archaeology.
Entry to all places visited.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (9:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers).