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Address: K. 186 Carretera Federal 261 | Not in Merida. In Yaxcopoil. 20.744, -89.722, Merida 97391, Mexico
Phone Number: 999 900 1193
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Hacienda Yaxcopoil (YASH-coh-poh-EEL) is a Yucatan plantation dating...

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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Just 75 pesos to enter, and you get to explore a beautiful old home in your own time. The owners have outfitted it with original furniture and artwork, and you can see what a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Margaret G
Vancouver, Canada

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just 75 pesos to enter, and you get to explore a beautiful old home in your own time. The owners have outfitted it with original furniture and artwork, and you can see what a beautiful home it once was. I went on a sunny weekday with my mom and aunt. A group was shooting for a catalog, which was interesting,... More 

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West Chester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Had warm te, bit the staff are friendly with beautiful old tiles and interesting cistern and machinery. A lot of work being done on house and landscaping. Forgot my binoculars, so didn't take advantage of all the birds. Followed up with a wonderful lunch at Ochil which is quite easy to get to. Made a nice trip for the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This hacienda was once 30* larger than it is today, was rich and prosperous. Now the glory has faded, but the old buildings probably have more romantic charm than ever before. 70 pesos per adult give you a A4 page with brief history of the hacienda and a map and you are free to explore - alone (what I really... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Hacienda Yaxcopoil is a beautiful introduction to the history and architecture of the traditional Yucatan hacienda. There is a small entrance fee and gift shop but overall it is quiet and peaceful. While close enough to Merida to easily visit on a day trip there are two lovely rooms which would make a pleasant stop for the night.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Yaxcopoil is not quite an hour's drive South of Merida, and is semi-abandoned. The main entrance area, behind a decaying ornate arch is dominated by a huge tree, with the long low hacienda lying behind. Inside it's very simple, with a few rooms with old furniture opening out onto an open-ended courtyard. Don't miss the chapel with its naive statue... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We inadvertently stumbled on to this - You will need to speak spanish to get the whole story. The hacienda is in good shape and the equipment is still somewhat present - A german Diesel engine from 1909 or so. A interesting look at the Hacienda's that made the Yucatan $$$ before tourism

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Not renovated, not a ruin. Wonderful old hacienda to explore and photograph. Would recommend to anyone.

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We got a nice tour of the hacienda by an older gentleman who is a third generation working at this place. He had alot of information to share with us since his grandparents worked there also. Would recommend a visit here to learn some history of the time period.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a fabulous old Hacienda! The casa principal has been furnished in period pieces and many of the paintings and maps are originals. There are many maya artifacts present in their mini museum from ruins just 1 km from the hacienda. This is a must see if exploring Yucatan!

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Pleasanton, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

An unexpected find! This historic hacienda provides guided tours (our guide only works Sunday, and had worked at the sisal factory as a boy and young man, and only speaks Spanish and Maya) of the house, grounds, factory, outbuildings. Demonstrating how sisal was made - from stripping the agave, drying, rolling the cords - our guide presented me with a... More 

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