Enriched in history and grand cultural significance, this renowned estate with a premier coffee brand was founded in 1830 by French immigrant Juan Bautista Plumey. One of the oldest haciendas on the island, it became the largest coffee plantation in Lares and the first to generate its own electricity to power their machinery and mills with an aqueduct system. A canal and aqueduct guided water from the mountainside to a 17-foot hydraulic wheel to generate power to the plantation. Hacienda Lealtad has been beautifully restored over the years, transporting you to a bygone era in Puerto Rico’s countryside when coffee was one of the island's main exports in the 1800's. The lakeside property spans over 600 acres of prime land with lush tropical flora and a variety of fauna, including exotic peacocks that accent the hacienda’s enchanting atmosphere. “La Casona” serves as the main residence, showcasing two floors with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 powder rooms. Three independent structures, one of which was previously the workers’ quarters and the other was historically called “La Casa del Mayordomo”, feature an additional 12 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms that can be used to accommodate loved ones and for long or short-term rentals. A rare to market investment opportunity, Hacienda Lealtad also includes a restaurant with events room and wine cellar, chapel and store that serves as a flex area. The fully-equipped horse stables offer an additional 14,300 Sq. Ft., making this coffee estate an equestrian’s dream. Experience an unparalleled Caribbean lifestyle within the mountains in Hacienda Lealtad. Lares is situated on the island’s western region, affording a truly unique way of life filled with ease and tranquility. An agricultural epicenter, the area is known worldwide for producing gourmet coffee. The community is also home to many historical landmarks, such as the Ramon Emeterio Betances monument and “La Plaza de la Revolucion” park.
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