Yucatán and Campeche States Sights


  • Carretera 261, Km 186 Map It
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 08/21/2015

Fodor's Review

Yaxcopoil (yash-co-po-il), a restored 17th-century hacienda, makes 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, the storerooms, and the machine room used in processing 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. Yaxcopoil 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. Reserve by visiting the website.

Sight Information


Carretera 261, Km 186, Yucatán, 97101, Mexico

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Sight Details:

  • $6
  • Mon.–Sat. 8–6, Sun. 9–5

Published 08/21/2015


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