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  • Address: Sotuta de Peon Hacienda, Merida, Mexico
  • Hours: Tours offered daily at 10am and 1pm
  • Admission: From $60-$80, depending on transport and lunch.

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Sotuta De Peón Hacienda Tours

At the turn of the 19th century in Merida, the henequen plant—a type of agave—was such an important producer of textiles that locals would call it “green gold.” All of that changed when the textile industry evolved toward synthetic fibers, but on a visit to Sotuta de Peon Hacienda, on Merida’s southern outskirts, you can journey back to the golden era was henequen was king. Tour an historic, grandiose plantation home that was built with henequen dollars, before visiting the mill to watch as plants are processed into fibers. The equipment used has been pieced together from farms across the Yucatan, and is a way to preserve the traditional methods of henequen production and harvest. Learn how the fiber is woven to make rope, or spun into high quality yarn, before bouncing around on a mule-driven truck like plantation workers of old. Having worked up a sweat on the hacienda, cool off with a dip in the hidden cenotes, allowing the cool, alkaline-rich waters to rejuvenate your senses. You can also enjoy a traditional meal that’s prepared at the hacienda restaurant, and truly cap off an enchanting day of Yucatan history and culture.

Practical Info

Remember to bring a swimsuit if you plan to swim in the cenotes. Also remember to bring extra cash if you want to purchase any of the handmade crafts or household goods.

Did You Know? Over 80 local Mayan families are still employed by the farm.

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