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

Those wishing to visit Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center may choose to book their trip in Ponce, as those staying in this part of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. Though the area isn't exactly over-crowded, you'll still find a handful of hotels to pick from.

Hotels near Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Ramada Ponce 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

This historical site is in a valuable location for visitors wanting to find a relatively impressive selection of dining options close-by. Lola's Eclectic Cuisine, which has a menu full of eclectic food, is also the most convenient dining option from this site. Melao and Archipielago are additional food and drink options near Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center. At Archipielago you and your companions should sample Caribbean food and experience the flavors of Puerto Rico.


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

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

Location: Ponce, Puerto Rico


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