Hacienda Yaxcopoil has a special charm among the many haciendas that we can visit in Yucatan. At present we discover it with its unforgettable old charm.

La Hacienda Yaxcopoil (place of the green poplars, translated from Yucatec Mayan) is located near the Puuc Route, on the highway that connects Mérida with Uxmal. It is an excellent stop to learn about the interesting history of the Haciendas of these lands, essential to understand the history of the region.

The Hacienda belonged to one of the families known as divine caste of the Haciendas. The imposing entrance and its buildings show us the greatness of the place. Visiting this place becomes a wonderful walk through the glorious past.

Visit to Hacienda Yaxcopoil

The lovely thing about Hacienda Yaxcopoil is that the farm is half restored, so you can see the old European furniture of the big house in an environment of somewhat rustic beams and walls of gnawed paper. In recent years, seeing the tourist trail, they have taken care of shaping the place, restoring and improving the visit. The truth is that without losing the charm, they have known how to make a profit from the old hacienda.

The visit you do it for free, they give you a brochure of the history of the place to guide you in your visit.

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Souvenir shop inside the hacienda

Within the route we find the Fourth Mayan, a room with archaeological relics found in the land of Yaxcopoil, where there are Mayan vestiges. A whole discovery this place.

Fourth Mayan

The old henequen factory ended the production of henequen fiber in 1984. You can visit it and see the old machines. Former workers work at the hacienda and some are encouraged to tell you stories of the place. This increases the charm of Yaxcopoil.

It is very interesting to talk with the farm workers and they tell you about the glorious era of the henequeros, how bad the workers lived, the abuses they received, the right to pernada, the number of hours they worked for a peso, where there was the jail, the school, the hospital, the store or the hanged tree. Stories to listen to and see how we repeat abuses throughout our brief history of Humanity.

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Former hacienda factory
Tree where they hanged
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Sleep at Hacienda Yaxcopoil:

If you want to savor the pleasure of sleeping on a farm, in Yaxcopoil they offer two rooms where you will be treated in luxury, taking advantage of the porch to dine on delicious Yucatecan food. Staying to sleep in this place is a great opportunity to experience charming places.

I leave you the direct contact of Hacienda Yaxcopoil.

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I hope you enjoy the road over Yucatan land, a lot to see and enjoy. Below you have a map of the area where to see the highlights in haciendas. archaeological zones and cenotes so that armes your plan with the best information.

LOCATION: the hacienda Yaxcopoil is located on the federal highway 261, Mérida-Uxmal. The farm at kilometer 186. A 33 km from Mérida.
HOURS AND PRICE: from 7 to 17 daily hours. The entrance fee is 100 pesos per person, children under age can not remember, do not pay
ACCOMMODATION: ofrecen two rooms in the hacienda, a whole experience to spend the night here.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? From the Lucas de Gálvez Market in Mérida (65 Street between 54 Street and 52 Street), take the bus (van) to Umán. From Uman, another collective to Yaxcopoil.
MAYBE INTEREST YOU: History of the Haciendas.

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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. We promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of the blog and co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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