Hacienda Yaxcopoil is an historic Yucatan landmark
that embodies the grandeur of the 17th century Spanish colonial era and
the 19th century henequen boom in authentic detail.
miles south of Merida, Yaxcopoil is a favorite tourist destination for those
exploring the Hacienda Route, the Puuc Route and the Mayan ruins at Uxmal.
Hacienda Yaxcopoil 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. Hacienda
Yaxcopoil may be the best preserved but unrestored hacienda in the
Situated on 33.9 acres, Hacienda Yaxcopoil currently
operates as a museum of hacienda and Mayan history, featuring original
machinery used for henequen processing and Mayan artifacts discovered on
The Casa Principal compound includes the main
building, with several large salas, bedrooms, and a chapel, as well as a
Mayan museum, snack bar, gift shop, and several smaller quarters, some
serving as dressing rooms for the pool.
The Casa de Visitas has
been beautifully restored to accommodate guests. The Casa de las Maquinas,
Taller (Factory Building) and Bodega (Warehouse) all have exquisite
fašades. The grounds include gardens and orchards, much of which are still
irrigated with the original system of aqueducts or ca˝os.
Rarely in the Yucatan is a property of this importance offered to the public. The
majority of Yucatan haciendas are held for generations and usually
transferred through private arrangements. If you are interested in purchasing
this Yucatan legacy, contact the owner at firstname.lastname@example.org.