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Suburban sprawl approaches Progreso’s beautiful Hacienda San Ignacio

Hacienda San Ignacio dates to the 19th century during the days of Yucatán’s grand henequen boom. One of the hacienda’s most distinct features is its...

A British couple makes space for family in their own historic...

Before Richard and Lena Nichols rebuilt Hacienda Dzbikak, the giant estate in Umán had been in a state of deterioration for five decades. The...

Mayan ruins among the stunning renaissance architecture of Hacienda Yaxcopoil

The history of Hacienda Yaxcopoil stretches back to the 17th century. but Yaxcopoil’s history stretches much farther back than that ⁠— to the time of the ancient Maya.

Hacienda Mucuyché and its 2 cenotes are ideal for tourists and...

With a long history dating back several centuries, impressive architecture, and pristine cenotes, Hacienda Mucuyché sure has a lot to offer. 

Camping in style at Mexico’s famous cenote ring

About an hour’s drive from Mérida, in Homún, Hameki offers a distinctive experience: glamping. Combining a bit of camping with hotel room amenities, glamping is...

Into the city of Mérida: Xcumpich and its haciendas

In 1889, Xcumpich was one of 79 haciendas near Mérida's outskirts. Today it is properly within the urban limits. The old henequen hacienda, adjacent to the old Cordemex facilities, is now a private mansion.

Daytrippers find an abandoned cemetery near old ‘haunted’ hacienda

A couple of young men in Yucatán found an abandoned cemetery near the "ghost town" of Misnébalam. They said that they found the cemetery after...

Traveler refused refund from hacienda resort, and consumer advocate agrees

A consumer advocate has sided against a tourist who demanded a full $2,500 refund once he discovered no decent selection of restaurants in rural Yucatán, among other complaints

NAFTA negotiators to meet at Hacienda Ochil

U.S. officials arrive today to begin high-level trade negotiations, and they're meeting at one of the region's most well-loved haciendas.

Abalá potential as a tourist destination topic of political visit

Residents of the small, remote village of Abalá talked with federal congressional representative Pablo Gamboa Miner about its future. 

Caminos del Mayab: Ecotourism comes to Xcunyá

Three new ecotourism routes at this tiny village comisaría combine gardens, honeybees and a haunted hacienda.

Hacienda Xcanatún named one of world’s best historic hotels

Hacienda Xcanatún, which dates to 1789, won a prestigious award honoring historic hotels at a ceremony in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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