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Hacienda Yaxcopoil

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Address: K. 186 Carretera Federal 261, Yaxcopoil 97391, Mexico
Phone Number: 999 900 1193
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Hacienda Yaxcopoil (YASH-coh-poh-EEL) is a Yucatan plantation dating back...

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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Worth visiting if you enjoy architecture and history

I stopped in while driving through the archeological zone. There is very rich architecture and fantastic people. There is free parking and it is just off the main road and in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

I stopped in while driving through the archeological zone. There is very rich architecture and fantastic people. There is free parking and it is just off the main road and in a very peaceful town.

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Alexandria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We were greeted by a quiet and I presuming Arsenio who guided us in Spanish around the site. he had worked there along with members of his family until the mid 80's. He was familiar with the house the grounds and the fabrica having worked on the line as a fourteen year old. His descriptions were vivid and came from... More 

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

I was expecting a ruin. Instead I got a lovely maintained yet not totally restored visit to a lovely hacienda. This is not a guided tour but the young guide was great to talk to when we visited the machinery section of the visit. Speaks a little english but with my little spanish we had a good history of the... More 

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Langley City, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

I took taxi to Hacienda Yaxcopoil. Driver waited while I toured. It was such a wonderful Hacienda. The owners must have been very rich. The factory area, grounds, furniture, floor tilework, buildings all were wonderful to see and well worth the few pesoes to tour. Small gift shop with cold pop and water and trinkets available. Take your camera. It... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Just 75 pesos to enter, and you get to explore a beautiful old home in your own time. The owners have outfitted it with original furniture and artwork, and you can see what a beautiful home it once was. I went on a sunny weekday with my mom and aunt. A group was shooting for a catalog, which was interesting,... More 

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West Chester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Had warm te, bit the staff are friendly with beautiful old tiles and interesting cistern and machinery. A lot of work being done on house and landscaping. Forgot my binoculars, so didn't take advantage of all the birds. Followed up with a wonderful lunch at Ochil which is quite easy to get to. Made a nice trip for the day.

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Thank Harriett J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This hacienda was once 30* larger than it is today, was rich and prosperous. Now the glory has faded, but the old buildings probably have more romantic charm than ever before. 70 pesos per adult give you a A4 page with brief history of the hacienda and a map and you are free to explore - alone (what I really... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Hacienda Yaxcopoil is a beautiful introduction to the history and architecture of the traditional Yucatan hacienda. There is a small entrance fee and gift shop but overall it is quiet and peaceful. While close enough to Merida to easily visit on a day trip there are two lovely rooms which would make a pleasant stop for the night.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Yaxcopoil is not quite an hour's drive South of Merida, and is semi-abandoned. The main entrance area, behind a decaying ornate arch is dominated by a huge tree, with the long low hacienda lying behind. Inside it's very simple, with a few rooms with old furniture opening out onto an open-ended courtyard. Don't miss the chapel with its naive statue... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We inadvertently stumbled on to this - You will need to speak spanish to get the whole story. The hacienda is in good shape and the equipment is still somewhat present - A german Diesel engine from 1909 or so. A interesting look at the Hacienda's that made the Yucatan $$$ before tourism

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