Sotuta de Peón Agave Plantation (Hacienda Sotuta de Peón) Tours
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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.
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.
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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Spend the day relaxing at a beautifully-restored Mexican hacienda. Travel back in time to the 19th century, learning about the production of the henequen agave from plant to fiber. The hacienda doubles as a hotel with lush gardens, a restaurant, and every amenity you can think of. Swim in the hacienda's private cenote and enjoy a traditional Yucatan lunch before returning to Merida.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Enjoy a private tour of Sotuta de Peon Hacienda, a restoration project where visitors can experience what the massive agave plantation was like in its heyday. Travel back in time as you learn about the transformation from plant to fiber. Doubling as a hotel, Sotuta de Peon features beautifully-manicured grounds, private cenotes, and a fantastic restaurant where you will enjoy a buffet lunch.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
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Frequently Asked Questions
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What are Sotuta de Peón Agave Plantation (Hacienda Sotuta de Peón) hours of operation?
Sotuta de Peón Agave Plantation (Hacienda Sotuta de Peón) hours of operation: Tours offered daily at 10am and 1pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Sotuta de Peón Agave Plantation (Hacienda Sotuta de Peón)?
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