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Hacienda Yaxcopoil

K. 186 Carretera Federal 261, Yaxcopoil 97391, Mexico
+52 999 900 1193
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2-Day Yucatan Overview Tour Including Chichen Itza and Merida
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Hacienda Yaxcopoil (YASH-coh-poh-EEL) is a Yucatan plantation dating back to the 17th century. The hacienda has been the location of several film and television productions, and is featured in most travel guides. Its archives are frequently cited in historical texts and research. The Hacienda may be the best preserved but unrestored hacienda in the Yucatan. The Hacienda is open daily for tours, a private guest house, museum of Mayan artifacts, gift shop, snack bar and events.
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K. 186 Carretera Federal 261, Yaxcopoil 97391, Mexico
+52 999 900 1193
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is an abandoned and near derelict Hacienda left as a piece of living history. Restoration thankfully has been left to a minimum except for a few furnished domestic rooms that still portray the feeling of being transported back into time just as well as...More

2  Thank betterpolo99
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is a must see- as if everything stopped in time- sometime in the 1930's. Roam around the rooms of the hacienda , sisal plant and grounds - an unforgettable experience. Took 2 combis to get here- which was part of the fun

2  Thank Lorelei504
Reviewed 12 June 2014

In old Mayan language Yaxcopoil means green poplars' place. Built in XVII. century as a holiday residence, hacienda was later extended to big estate and sisal manufactory. Now it's a museum - evidence of three historical phases of Yucatan: pre-Spanish, colonial and industrial of XIX...More

2  Thank RobertSerafin
Reviewed 9 April 2014

This place is amazing. It is easy to see how grand this place once was. In reading the guide books, you imagine this place to be in a state of decay. The Hacienda is gorgeous even in its current state and there are many beautiful...More

1  Thank 60004Kathy
Reviewed 15 March 2014

I liked seeing the old buildings with the original tile and wall paper from the Henequen period. They give you a tour and show you how the henequen was used.

Thank neelokb
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We spent two nights at the Hacienda Yaxcopoil and look forward to returning. The casita was comfortable and very charming. The food prepared by Aurora was OUTSTANDING! What a lovely experience. Do not miss visiting this hacienda and if you can spend a few nights...More

3  Thank chitrip
Reviewed 11 March 2014

This is one of the most impressive old haciendas in the entire region. It is massive, and because it didn't shut down until the early 1980s, it is still easy to imagine daily life there. It is a ruin, not a restoration, but there is...More

2  Thank C74Patricia
Reviewed 11 March 2014

If you speak any Spanish at all, ask for a guide. I don't know if they have anyone who speaks English. You learn so much more about the hacienda and factory life.

1  Thank lithuanian8416
Reviewed 22 February 2014

My all time favorite hacienda. Still privately owned and showing signs of the difficulty of maintaining an ancient building. Once a grand henequen plantation it is no longer actively harvesting or processing the plant. Stop on your way to Uxmal for lunch. You won't be...More

2  Thank richard c
Reviewed 16 February 2014

You don’t want to drive from Merida just to see this ex-hacienda, but if you’re on your way to Uxmal or Temozon Sur, it’s worth a stop. You pay to enter the house but the former working part of the hacienda is accessed to the...More

1  Thank LostInSpace
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