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Hacienda Yaxcopoil

K. 186 Carretera Federal 261, Merida 97391, Mexico
999 900 1193
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Ranked #18 of 39 Attractions in Merida
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/day tour, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Old ruined Hacienda that has been maintained but not rebuilt. The self guided tour was fun, we were given an english guide pamphlet which helped. $75.00 pesos per adult.

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Altadena, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stopped here randomly on our way back to Merida after a day at Uxmal and loved it. It's great to see the tiny pueblo doing everything they can to maintain this amazing piece of history that at one point employed some 2000 people. We got lucky with a personal tour of an older gentleman that's been a caretaker for... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Such a romantic place, with true ghosts of it's past stylish grandeur still hovering everywhere. Informative, but not in a formalized way. Straight up beautiful and sincere architecture. Grounspeople are also surprisingly knowledgable guides. Nice shop for souvenirs. Close to Merida.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 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 the more derelict industrial and commercial parts. The whole thing has been perfectly judged and... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 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

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Gdynia, Poland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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 and XX centuries turn. Condition of museum belongs not to the best ones but maybe... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 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 tropical plants on the grounds. We visited in our own rental car (not part of... More

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San Miguel de Allende
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 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.

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chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 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 you will be rewarded with a unique experience. To wake up in the morning and... More

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 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 furniture in the rooms and photos on the walls. The architecture is incredibly beautiful, with... More

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