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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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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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Chicago, Il
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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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Lisbon, Portugal
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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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A short drive from Merida or they offer a tour including transport from Merida. If driving ask for directions from the hacienda's booking office . Its pretty easy. The hacienda is beautiful and the tour very entertaining and informative about both the history of the haciendas and the henequen. There is an underground cenote for swimming ... At 26 degrees... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Our tour of Hacienda Sotuta de Peon was very interesting. Our guide was very entertaining and we learned a lot about the history and way of life in the haciendas in Mexico in the 19th and first part of the 20th Century. The Mayan caballero that talked to us about his life in the hacienda was something not to be... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great tour of a farm that features Henequen. This plant is from the Agave family. They make rope with it! The property is beautiful and we went swimming in a centre there and also had a scrumptious lunch.

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