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Address: K. 186 Carretera Federal 261, Merida 97391, Mexico
Phone Number: 999 900 1193
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Activities: Group tours/day tour, City walk sightseeing
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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Nice Tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Yuma, Arizona
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Yuma, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Ft Lauderdale
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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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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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New York City, New York
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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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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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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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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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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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