Centro Histórico Turístico del Cibuco Corozal, PR
These 50 acres of terrain were once the estate of the Bou-Galí family and utilized for the cultivation of sugar cane.
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Year Established: 1936-1940
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Puerto Rico’s multi-cultural heritage is preserved and celebrated at the Centro Histórico Turístico del Cibuco in the northern mountain municipality of Corozal. These 50 acres of terrain, once the estate of the Bou-Galí family and utilized for the cultivation of sugar cane, have now been opened to the public as an historical park with various attractions for the whole family .

The two-storied Hacienda Aurora served as the family’s home and has now been restored as a museum, housing furniture and relics related to it’s previous functions. Several small mills, or trapiches, that were used to extract the sugar cane’s sweet nectar were also refurbished.

Guided trolley tours explore the grounds, with beautiful views of the landscape, such as Cueva Los Quinteros and the surrounding hills. The tour then passes through the ‘Nuestra Herencia’ monument, five bronze statues celebrating the island’s Spanish, Taíno and African heritage. A short stroll along a boardwalk takes visitor’s towards ancient, carved petroglyphs of the indigenous peoples that once inhabited the area.

With direct ties to the three principal components of Puerto Rican culture, the Centro Histórico Turístico del Cibuco offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the heritage of this land.