Founded in the seventeenth century and whose name means “Place of the Green Alamos”, this hacienda concentrates stories from the ancient Yucatan, the colonial period, and the Henequen era. During its heyday it was considered one of the most important properties due to its large size, both in the livestock and henequen industries. However, due to the political changes that occurred over time, its surface was reduced until occupying only 3% of the original space.
Today this farm has been transformed into a place of visits both to learn about the life that was lived in those times and for the rest of those who request it for rent. The main house has large living rooms, very high ceilings, and spacious corridors, it is surrounded by large colorful gardens and varied plants, which undoubtedly take the visitor to an incomparable setting.
The furniture found there is of European origin and is the same that has been there for centuries. In the chapel the image of the patron saint, San Gerónimo de Yaxcopoil, is venerated. In the garden there is the swimming pool and the Ferris wheel with its elements from the early 20th century, which still work to extract water for daily use. One of the rooms is now a small museum in which there are other elements typical of the time such as vessels among other objects that belonged to the first inhabitants of this house. In the henequen shredder plant there are vestiges of the first engines and machines of the 19th century for the agricultural and industrial process.
This hacienda is reached by taking the road that goes to Umán very close to the City of Mérida, upon arrival you will recognize the place by its large double arch that when crossing it will immediately transport you to the splendor of this site. Visits are allowed from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm from Monday to Saturday and on Sundays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Hacienda Yaxcopoil Photo Gallery