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Yaxcopoil Review

Yaxcopoil (yash-co-po-il), a restored 17th-century hacienda, makes for a nice change of pace from the ruins. The main building, with its distinctive Moorish double arch at the entrance, has been used as a film set and is the best-known henequen plantation in the region. The great house's rooms—including library, kitchen, dining room, drawing room, and salons—are fitted with late-19th-century European furnishings. You can tour these, along with the chapel, and the storerooms and machine room used in the processing of henequen. In the museum you'll see pottery and other artifacts recovered from the still-unexplored, classic-era Mayan site for which the hacienda is named. The hacienda has restored a one-room guesthouse for overnighters and will serve a Continental breakfast and simple dinner of traditional tamales and horchata (rice-flavored drink) by prior arrangement. You can reserve the guest cottage by visiting the property's website.

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  • Address: Carretera 261, Km 186, Yucatán 97101 | Map It
  • Phone: 999/900–1193
  • Cost: $7
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 8–6, Sun. 9–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Yaxcopoil
Updated: 03-11-2013

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