Live the experience of a true-life Sisal plantationin the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula

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If you want to experience the history and culture of the henequen era in Yucatan, you should visit Hacienda Sotuta de Peón, a restored and operational sisal plantation that offers tours, lodging, gastronomy, and cenotes.

Hacienda Sotuta de Peón was built in the mid-19th century and operated until the 1950s, when the synthetic fiber industry replaced the demand for henequen, also known as “green gold” in the region. The hacienda was abandoned for three decades until it was rescued and restored by a passionate project that revived its splendor and traditions.

When you visit Hacienda Sotuta de Peón, you can travel back in time and witness the whole process of henequen production, from the plant to the fiber, and from the fiber to the finished product. You can also see the ancient machinery that has been rebuilt to its original capacity. You can ride on wooden platforms called “trucks” that are pulled by mules on Decauville rails, just as the workers used to do.

You can also learn about the Mayan culture and lifestyle by visiting a typical Mayan house on the hacienda grounds. And you can enjoy the natural beauty of the cenotes, and underground freshwater rivers with crystal clear and alkaline waters. You can swim in the cenote “Dzul-Ha” (Lord of the water) or relax in the huge swimming pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

Hacienda Sotuta de Peón also offers comfortable and elegant accommodation in its restored rooms and suites. You can taste the delicious regional cuisine in its restaurant and bar. You can explore other attractions in Yucatan, such as archaeological sites, convents, churches, beaches, and magical towns.

Hacienda Sotuta de Peón is a unique and unforgettable destination that will immerse you in the history, culture, and nature of Yucatan. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit a living henequen plantation and enjoy its charm and hospitality.

Source: Hacienda Sotuta de Peón

Mexico Daily Post