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Sotuta de Peon, Live Hacienda, is the restoration project of a landmark located in the heart of the ancient henequen zone in the Yucatan state, and gives a true glimpse of what was once a fully operational Henequen Hacienda in the grand style and...more
We actually were staying at the hotel part of the estate of the Hacienda (slightly misleading as I thought we were staying in the actual hacienda but it is just a musuem). Our small family of 4 got lumped with a large group of Texans...More
This Hacienda is kind of a working museum, they have restored the main house, and also walk you through the steps of processing the henequen plant to make sisal for making rope, the main activity that sustained the haciendas of the past. There is old...More
We took a one-day tour to Sotuta de Peon. The hacienda is beautifully decorated with furniture of its splendor days and the demonstration of the process to transform raw henequen (the green gold) to rope using the machines from that time is very illustrative.
Caught uber to estate which took 45 minutes mz$300.
We had the afternoon free and read the reviews about this tour. It did not disappoint.
We learned about how the made rope and also got to go on a ride around the plantation.
Learned a lot about the process of making the rope. I would have liked to learn more about the Caste Wars and about the enslavement of workers back in the day. The reality was glossed over but should be met head-on.
It is a history lesson is a beautiful rural landscaped setting that includes a swim in their cenote. Was the only English speaker in large group, but guides took time to quickly explain everything in English for me. Well worth the trip. Review their restaurant...More
We booked the tour throughout the Hacienda and it was a complete experience in the manner of understanding life and work and economy of Sisal in this area. Not only do you see all machinery and work needed to produce ropes and the like, you...More
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, a working henequen (sisal) farm and rope production plant since the 19th century, provides an interesting, informative tour through the main house, the factory buildings (with demonstrations as the work process unfolds), and into the henequen fields on mule-drawn wagons and...More
Response from Girl_on_the_Bay | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. However, you may not get to see the active process of making the rope. Also, I am not sure if you can visit the cenote or the oldest keeper of the grounds (who speaks only the local native language, not... More
I believe so. However, you may not get to see the active process of making the rope. Also, I am not sure if you can visit the cenote or the oldest keeper of the grounds (who speaks only the local native language, not Spanish) unaccompanied.
I highly recommend the tour. It is not expensive and you learn alot about the industry, history, and how the Hacienda is maintaining itself and contributing to the local people.
If you don't want to do the morning tour nor rent a car, I would take beachbums advise and hire a car and driver. There are online car hire sites for Merida and where you are staying should be able to help. The hotel may... More
If you don't want to do the morning tour nor rent a car, I would take beachbums advise and hire a car and driver. There are online car hire sites for Merida and where you are staying should be able to help. The hotel may also be able to help you make up the required 4 persons for the afternoon tour. Don't miss the cenote.