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Hacienda Sotuta de Peon

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Address: Municipio de Tecoh Yucatan, Merida, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 999 941 6441
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Description: Sotuta de Peon, Live Hacienda, is the restoration project of a landmark...
Sotuta de Peon, Live Hacienda, is the restoration project of a landmark located in the heart of the ancient henequen zone in the Yucatan state, and gives a true glimpse of what was once a fully operational Henequen Hacienda in the grand style and tradition of this period.
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Wonderful site to visit for history of the area. At the end of the tour is a beautiful cenote, which after spending the afternoon in the hot sun was like a special gift!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Cupertino, California
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Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A very nice and articulate guide showed us around the hacienda which was beautifully furnished in classic Mexican hacienda style and took us to a sisal processing and rope making demonstration that was educational and interesting. Afterwards, we took a donkey cart ride past an agave field to the shack of an old man who showed us how to plant... More 

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wonderful site to visit for history of the area. At the end of the tour is a beautiful cenote, which after spending the afternoon in the hot sun was like a special gift!

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We saw a lot of informative demos and machines and the local guide explained them with passion and a bit of humour. Examples: how to extract fibers from henequen (a local plant, a kind of agave/american aloe), how to clean and select the fibers, how to get ropes out of them. Then we could see a few rooms, where the... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The name Sotuta is a Mayan term “Tzu Tzut Ha” which means circulating or moving water. This refers to the cenotes from which the farm gets its water. The hacienda was built in the 1800s and run by the same family while the market for henequen existed. Henequen is a fibre taken from the leaves of the Agave plant and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I am mexican, but I never before visited an Hacienda that produce the henequen, the tour was amazing. Everybody there is passionate and enthusiastic explaining the history of this place. This a unique experience that made my vacations wonderful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great living museum showing how sisal was made. Excellent bilingual guide. Tour ends with a swim in a cenote - an underground natural lake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our tour guide, Juan, did an excellent job of explaining the history of the hacienda and the growth and production of henequen in its glory days. A highlight was stopping on the way to the cenote for a swim to meet Sr. Antonio, now 85, who started working in the henequen fields in 1947. What an amazing spirit he has.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This makes a very nice day trip. Hacienda was lovely, sisal history was interesting, mule train ride was fun. Particularly nice was cenote swim. This is nicest cenote I've been in. Has two areas, one which was shallow and the other deep; however, underwater rock juts out in such that you can ease into either pool easily. Accommodates all ages... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice place to learn more about the Yucatan history and it's green gold — Henequen plant — plantation at the Haciendas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A thorough explanation of the life (and death) of hennequen culture in Mexico. The visit is very entertaining (Ivan the guide is just great and passionate about its history). Do not forget your swimming suit for the cenote at the end of the tour. The park is fully equipped to allow swimmers in the best conditions (showers, changing rooms, and... More 

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