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Address: K. 186 Carretera Federal 261, Merida 97391, Mexico
Phone Number: 999 900 1193
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/day tour
Description: Hacienda Yaxcopoil (YASH-coh-poh-EEL) is a Yucatan plantation dating back...
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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Wonderful glimpse into the gilded age of Yucatan

Great and easy day trip from Merida (pair it with Uxmal or cenotes). Well preserved (but not spruced up) ex-hacienda which features the owners own family heirlooms.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Ft Lauderdale
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Ft Lauderdale
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great and easy day trip from Merida (pair it with Uxmal or cenotes). Well preserved (but not spruced up) ex-hacienda which features the owners own family heirlooms.

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Merida, Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Not restored...but maintained hacienda with many of the original furnishings. Once 22,000 acres....now large enough to leisurely stroll through the buildings and the grounds and get an idea of how it really was a hundred years ago. Inexpensive, with restrooms, small gift shop and plenty of parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The size alone of Hacienda Yaxcopoil changed our perception of past haciendas economy. Yaxcopoil is also well preserved and not on over touristy: the moment the busload of tourists left, we were left alone for an hour+ to wonder thru Yaxcopoil Hacienda, grounds and machinery facilities

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san francisco
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

On the way to/from Uxmal,it is a great stop for lunch or afternoon tea.Excellent local food at a very affordable price.Beautiful ,well preserved grounds

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Indianapolis
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108 reviews 108 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Yaxcopoil is an easy trip from Merida. The rustic hacienda grounds give visitors a feel for how life was like on an hacienda. The museum and all the antique decor add to the feel of the museum. If I remember correctly admission is $75/person and it is open 7 days a week. With it's proximity to Merida anybody with interest... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's a great crumbling remnant of a grand estate. There is little information at the site, but it's good for a walk and for taking stunning photos.

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Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The only partially restored henequen hacienda is lovingly maintained by the owners. The furnishings in the house are evocative of the heyday of the hacienda culture. The flowering plants in the courtyards are lush and colorful. The owner was knowledgeable and gracious.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I was the only one there and there wasn't anyone really available to tell me anything about the place. I had to figure it out on my own. Maybe go with a group or get a guidebook to read up first.

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Toronto, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

At one time, Hacienda Yaxcopoil was the largest hacienda in Yucatán with over 2000 hectares of land and more the 500 employees. The scale of the place is enormous and there's a lot to see. Although the buildings desperately need some extra attention, you can still learn a lot about hacienda life and the area of Yaxcopoil - It's only... More 

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canberra
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

What a pity these once magnificent homes are now fighting mould, damp and dilapidation. This hacienda is being maintained, and is a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the rich henequen farmers. You can stay overnight in this one- a photographer's delight!

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