Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center

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Witness the history and tradition of the indigenous peoples of Puerto Rico at the Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center, where through recreations and reenactments you will see how they lived. Located in Ponce, this spot is one of the most important archeological locations in Puerto Rico, where radiocarbon dating has proven that occupation of the area was from 400 to 1000 A.D.


The center offers tours of their exhibits, and will tell you about the significance of each. This also gives you the opportunity to ask questions and gain an even better understanding of everything you see, from the stone-lined plazas to the artifacts on display.

Staying Close

Ponce is a good option for those wishing to visit Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center, because guests staying in this region of Puerto Rico will have easy site access during their visit. There is a reasonable selection of hotels in the region around this historical site.

Hotels near Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino Hotel 2.2 mi. (0.6 km) S
Hotel Belgica Hotel 2.3 mi. (0.4 km) S
Hotel Meliá Hotel 2.3 mi. (0.7 km) SSE
Howard Johnson Ponce Hotel 3.9 mi. (4.3 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

There are a reasonable number of eateries to pick from in the area near Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center. Lola's Eclectic Cuisine, which plates up eclectic meals, is also the most convenient option for visitors to this historical site. Also close-by, you and your group will encounter eateries like Melao and El Meson Sandwiches Ponce North where you and your group should try a bite of American cuisine and experience the Puerto Rico culture.


Operating Hours

Open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays.


There is an admission fee to enter the Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 840-2255

Location: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Website: http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/prvi/pr15.htm


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