Description from the publisher
Operated as a 200-acre sugar cane plantation from the late 1700's to the early 1940's, Río Grande Plantation was a renowned producer of high quality sugar cane. Sugar mills in the cities of Canóvanas and Fajardo competed for the plantation crop. As the economy shifted from agriculture to manufacturing, the sugar mills closed and the plantation was divided among the heirs into many small farms. Each heir received one equally divided lot. Due to squabbling among these heirs, the property was non-producing for many years. Being in the third leg of the Bermuda Triangle, the intrigue and stories are numerous. In early 1985, Oliva and Emilio Ríos, owners of Fisherman's Wharf Catering Service, began contacting these heirs with the intention of purchasing the land. For 17 years, Mr. Ríos had been the manager of the Banker's Club, an executive banquet facility in the heart of San Juan's financial district (la milla de oro). In 1986, they purchased six of these farms with the option for an additional twenty-two acres. In addition, a seventy-five acre farm, located one half mile from the plantation, is also owned and operated by the Ríos'. Río Grande Plantation Eco Resort was born. The resort is set on forty acres containing recreation, banquet, meeting and lodging facilities. It has become the island favorite of both locals and visitors to Puerto Rico alike. A refreshing and relaxing atmosphere of a plantation country estate awaits you. With 30,000 feet of covered pavilion space, the elements and number of guests are never a problem.
How to get there
From San Juan International Airport take Baldorioty de Castro Ave. #26 to Carolina. Once you get to Carolina take road #3 to Río Grande where you will find road #956 turn right, where you will find Río Grande Plantation Eco Resort.