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Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center & Caguana Ball Courts
Activities in San Juan

Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center & Caguana Ball Courts

  • English English
  • 7 hours
  • Hotel pick up

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

Price

This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Up to 4 people
Private English language tour
US$ 350

Private English language tour

  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 350

More Information

Duration

7 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport in a 4x4.

English speaking guide specialising in Puerto Rican archaeology.

Entry to all places visited.

Not included

Lunch.

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.

Ticket

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.

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Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Per group from
US$ 350
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel 24 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.