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Hacienda Sotuta de Peon

Address: Municipio de Tecoh Yucatan, Merida, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 999 941 86 39
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Ranked #1 of 77 things to do in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranches, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ranches, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Saint Thomas, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A real working Havienda, a full and interesting day. One of the best tours going. The tour shows the production of sisal fro the plants to the finished product. The home itself is quite wonderful and decorated in the original style. There is a cenote on the property to swim. There are also rooms to rent and a lovely restaurant.... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

we had visitors from canada and took the 1pm tour of sotuta de peon . very interesting insight into henequen industry. had an informative tour guide and ended afternoon off with a mule driven cart ride to the most amazing cenote for a swim. incredible…thanks .

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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very interesting place, at just a bit over a half hour drive South of Merida, you can take the three-hour tour for 470 pesos and see how they used to work the henequen in the area. Bring your swimsuit because it's really worth swimming in the cenote as well!

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Austin, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This part of Yucatán produced a lot of wealth for the owners of the hennequin plantations. And that's what this was. A lot of the original equipment is still there and the tour is pretty good, without being too hokey. What is difficult is to put yourself into the role of a worker there, a hundred years ago, in the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Interesting place if you want to learn about the period of time when henequen was king in the Yucatan. Beautiful hacienda, complex industrial demonstration and mule train ride to a cenote where you can swim. Tour was a little too long for me.

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Montussan, France
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This Hacienda is like no other because it continues to produce sisal. The tour is fantastic. The restaurant is excellent.

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Sydney Australia
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14 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Expensive tour and need private transport ( an hour outside of Merida) but the guide was excellent and it was a really interesting tour of a working hacienda. At the end we were able to swim in a stunning cenote on the property so it was great afternoon.

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Winter Park, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Great tour on a mule powered tram of the only remaining 19th century working henequen plantation with a fabulous buffet lunch afterward. Plan on a cooling swim in the nearby cenote.

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Canandaigua, New York
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6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had a delightul daytrip to Hacienda Sotuta de Peon during our trip to Merida. I found the grounds to be beautiful, the house and machinery interesting, the demonstrations thought provoking and our guide was very good. They do not hide the fact of how badly the workers were treated in the past. We loved our swim in the cenote... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

touristy, but very interesting to learn about the fabrication of heneguen rope. This production was a very important part of the Yucatan's history

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