These haciendas today are simply breath taking with their Spanish, French and Lebanese architecture. Most of the construction material to build the Haciendas came from Europe as the ships would have been returning empty from delivering the henequen fibre. Such as the original ceramic tiles that were brought from France and is now a common design element for modern homes in the area.
Tekik De Regil was my favourite Hacienda for hosting events. I love the way it is laid out! It has two pools, a small pool outside of one bedroom and a large pool in the back garden. I could imagine a fantastic pool party during the day followed by an elegant event in the evening on the terrace or in the front garden.
I really enjoyed the mule-drawn “truk” ride on small tracks throughout the property.
This property dates back to the 17th century and is rich in history from three periods of ancient Yucatan: The pre-Hispanic period, the time of the Spanish colony and the boom of "Green Gold"
Yaxcopoil had about 22,000 acres of land and was considered one of the most important rural estates in Yucatan. It was used for both cattle ranches and henequen plantation.
Machine room at Hacienda Yaxcopoil
The gardens can accommodate events up to 500 for dinner and the main house with AC can sit 100 for dinner.
There is also a private bedroom room for the hosts with a private bathroom.