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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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Our guide was animated and multi-lingual; describing each area with deep background and enthusiasm. It is, perhaps, more costly than some other things you can do in the area but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Our guide was animated and multi-lingual; describing each area with deep background and enthusiasm. It is, perhaps, more costly than some other things you can do in the area but very worth it. There are many people involved in the presentations. We made a reservation online the night before and were welcomed by name upon our arrival the next morning.... More 

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Albany, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Today I went on this tour, I booked at their office on Calle 55. It was an educational tour, full of the history of the area, the economic growth and demise of the industry but mainly it was about community. Living in, sharing and working within days creating something special for and of the community. The current owner of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Entering Sotuta de Peon is going back in history to the twentieth century. Stunning is how they still have this old machinery up and going. You will have a first hand insight of how henequen or sisla fiber was produced, shipped and manufactured. All of this is accompanied with a truc drive to a beautiful cenote = sink hole. All... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is located about an hour outside of Merida. And, its well worth a day trip. The tour also includes a cenote visit, and its a nice one. This tour gives you an insight into a once thriviing industry that created the wealth in this region. And its still a functioning operation. There are also Mayan Palapa style lodgings availble... More 

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Miami Shores, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Sotuta de Peon was an unexpected adventure. Traveling back in time to learn of henequin production and trade (we call it sisal) followed by a swim in their pristine cenote was amazing. The staff was engaging and knowledgeable and the food was delicious! We highly recommend a day here. Don't forget to take a picture with Don Jose, a truly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very well organized tour and delivers what is advertised. The price is a little bit steep, but not hard to justify. Would definitely recommend to anyone staying in Merida.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Excellent guides and a fascinating insight into the growing, production and manufacture of sisal; really good to see and understand a little bit of the social history (not all of it 'pretty') with the hacienda in the centre of the community and pick up on the economic importance. We loved the meeting with Antonio, a welcome link to the past;... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was an interesting look at how these Hacienda's operated originally. My friend was particularly interested in the machinery, but I was most delighted by the look at the hacienda. We were to enjoy the cenote, but too many kids, so we skipped that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was an excellent tour that covered everything from history to manufacturing of rope from plants, got to hear an elder speak Mayan, a very humble and caring man. We also spend around an hour swimming in a "cenote" underground. Everyone was extremely patient with with our kids, and allowed them to experience rope making. At the end of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had a family trip with 10 children ages 7-15. They loved the tour and swimming in the cenote. The guide was very patient and fun with the children! They participated in combing the fibers and making a rope. I highly recommend this tour! The place is beautiful and very educative! We stayed to eat lunch and the food was... More 

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