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“Interesting to see this huge old hacienda that was once a cattle ranch and later a very successful henequen hacienda.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hacienda Yaxcopoil

Hacienda Yaxcopoil
K. 186 Carretera Federal 261, Merida 97391, Mexico
999 900 1193
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Ranked #21 of 41 Attractions in Merida
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/day tour
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Owner description: Hacienda Yaxcopoil (YASH-coh-poh-EEL) is a Yucatan plantation dating back to the 17th century. The hacienda has been the location of several film and television productions, and is featured in most travel guides. Its archives are frequently cited in historical texts and research. The Hacienda may be the best preserved but unrestored hacienda in the Yucatan. The Hacienda is open daily for tours, a private guest house, museum of Mayan artifacts, gift shop, snack bar and events.
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“Interesting to see this huge old hacienda that was once a cattle ranch and later a very successful henequen hacienda.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I liked seeing the old buildings with the original tile and wall paper from the Henequen period. They give you a tour and show you how the henequen was used.

Visited January 2014
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“wonderful two-night visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We spent two nights at the Hacienda Yaxcopoil and look forward to returning. The casita was comfortable and very charming. The food prepared by Aurora was OUTSTANDING! What a lovely experience. Do not miss visiting this hacienda and if you can spend a few nights you will be rewarded with a unique experience. To wake up in the morning and wander the buildings and gardens alone was surreal. Highly recommended. We have stayed in the luxury haciendas of the Yucatan and enjoyed those as well but the Hacienda Yaxcopoil was authentic in every way.
If you can't spend the evening do not miss out on visiting the Hacienda Yaxcopoil.

Visited February 2014
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Merida, Mexico
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is one of the most impressive old haciendas in the entire region. It is massive, and because it didn't shut down until the early 1980s, it is still easy to imagine daily life there. It is a ruin, not a restoration, but there is furniture in the rooms and photos on the walls. The architecture is incredibly beautiful, with Roman statues decorating the work areas, like new beautiful painted tiles decorating the floors of the living areas, and beautiful gardens everywhere. This place will give you the feeling of life in 19th Century Yucatan like no other. It is elegant, to say the least, but there is also a sense of love and caring there. The Mayan caretakers are friendly and obviously proud of what remains of of this breathtakingly beautiful old symbol of another time.

Visited November 2013
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“Great Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you speak any Spanish at all, ask for a guide. I don't know if they have anyone who speaks English. You learn so much more about the hacienda and factory life.

Visited February 2014
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Winter Park, Florida
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“Richard returns to the Yucatan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My all time favorite hacienda. Still privately owned and showing signs of the difficulty of maintaining an ancient building. Once a grand henequen plantation it is no longer actively harvesting or processing the plant. Stop on your way to Uxmal for lunch. You won't be disappointed.

Visited February 2014
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