The indigenous ceremonial centres of Tibes and Caguana are essential aspects of the Taino culture of Puerto Rico. Immerse yourself in its exciting pre-Columbian history!
Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center & Caguana Ball Courts
The island of Puerto Rico still preserves important remains of the Taino Indians who inhabited this area of the Caribbean during the pre-Columbian era. Would you like to find out about the exciting legacy of this historic period? We'll pick you up at 8:30 am from your hotel in San Juan in a 4x4.
An hour and a half later we'll arrive in Ponce, a city in the south of Puerto Rico where we'll be visiting one of the most outstanding archaeological sites on the island: the Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center. We'll see the remains of the ball courts where the game "batú" was played, one of the most popular sports in Mesoamerica during the pre-Hispanic period. Do you know how to play?
During the 90-minute visit to the Tibes archaeological center, we'll also learn about the history of the oldest astronomical observatory in the Antilles which is also located there. At the end of the tour, we'll head north towards Utuado, where we'll stop so you can get something to eat.
After lunch, we'll head to the Caguana Ceremonial Ball Courts Site. At this archaeological site, we'll get the chance to see huge carved stones, as well as the old courts where the popular ball game was played. At the end of the visit to Caguana, we'll make our way back to San Juan, arriving by 5 pm.
Pick up from Ponce
You can also go on the same trip with departure from Ponce.
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$ 350
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 (8:30 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).