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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 ancient times recreation!

From beginning to end, you are surrounded by a beautiful ancient environment, which takes you to the times when the sisal plant was as good as gold - thus called the "green gold... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

From beginning to end, you are surrounded by a beautiful ancient environment, which takes you to the times when the sisal plant was as good as gold - thus called the "green gold". Delicious regional dishes, particularly poc chuc (grilled pork fillets). Swimming pool, sisal processing machine still working, truck pulled by a mule, true Yucatan Historic recreation!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a nice activity. Some history, a beautiful cenote to swim and at the end a nice meal. There are some tours that take you to more haciendas. If aware, we would have probably done one of those instead. But it was really nice all the same.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very good day trip. The tour of the Hacienda is very educational and entertaining. Best of all was the visit to the cenote and the service and attention received. For me the best of my visit to Merida. Bring your swimsuit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is an amazing experience. It was recommended to us but we didn't know what to expect. My husband and I booked ourselves directly on the hacienda's website the night before. We had a rental car so we drove there. From Merida it takes about 40 to 50 minutes by car but if you don't have a car you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I enjoyed learning about the henequen harvest and the transforming the fiber into rope. I did not like the fact that the whole process was performed by the Maya, who were apparently treated as slaves.

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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Hacienda Sotuta de Peon

Address: Address: Municipio de Tecoh Yucatan, Merida, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 999 941 6441
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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