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Yucatan Haciendas

The way of life in the Yucatan peninsula, which blends elegance and freshness, is reflected in the henequen (sisal) producing haciendas scattered throughout the low jungle prevailing in the region. These exquisite constructions enjoyed their first splendor at the turn of the twentieth century, and they have once again become a global benchmark for luxury…

Yucatan’s Green Gold

The haciendas henequeneras (henequen plantations) in the state of Yucatan first emerged in the 17th century as family-owned cattle ranches, farming and manufacturing centers that produced products for export, before later converting to henequen production.   Henequen is a type of agave plant that grows extensively in the Yucatan region. Henequen was first discovered…