- Updated On:
- October 6, 2021
The Yucatan Peninsula is truly a beautiful spot. Nature is not stingy with its charms here. The lush green of the extensive forests and grassy areas spoils the eye as well as the azure blue of the fantastic Caribbean beaches and those on the Gulf of Mexico. The sun here regularly ensures a good attitude towards life and is a constant companion on all excursions to explore the countless attractions and sights all over the country.
The entire region is world-famous for the legacies of the ancient Mayan civilization, which can still be admired today as silent witnesses in the form of numerous historical sites such as Chichen Itzá or Uxmal or can be actively experienced in direct contact with the descendants of the Maya.
Centuries after the fall of the Maya culture, the henequen (sisal) production of Yucatans also achieved world fame. The robust fiber, which was obtained from the agave in a relatively complex process, was mainly used to manufacture ship ropes, which were exported all over the world via the port of Sisal. The agaves were cultivated on huge plantations that were spread over the entire peninsula. The center of each plantation was a hacienda, a mostly magnificent country residence of the plantation owners, equipped with all the rooms and machines for cultivating the land.
One of these once magnificent properties is for sale here and is waiting to shine in new splendor. With 126 hectares (311 acres), the hacienda has sufficient space for agricultural use, for example for cattle breeding or for growing limes, avocados, and other local fruits. The close proximity to the picturesque town of Izamal, the most important and most beautiful “Pueblo Mágico” in the region, also opens up numerous possibilities for the property for tourist usage.
In addition to the important location advantage, the existing main building and the former production facilities also speak in favor of converting the hacienda into an architecturally appealing boutique hotel or something similar. While the production facilities have the character but also the charm of a ruin, the beautiful historic main house in the typical style of a hacienda of the time can easily be restored and supplemented with modern buildings for the accommodation of guests. The 800-meter-wide street front also offers sufficient space for the property to be properly presented.
- GREAT LOCATION WITH A LOT OF POTENTIAL FOR TOURIST USAGE
- LARGE PIECE OF LAND
- HISTORIC MAIN HOUSE PRESENT
- AGRICULTURAL USE POSSIBLE
HOUSE AND LAND
- Historic main house in the typical hacienda style with high beamed ceilings and original pasta tiles
- Former production facilities with the charming character of a ruin
- Former chapel (also in ruins)
- 126 hectares of land with impressive kapok trees (Ceiba), palm trees, and tropical plants
- 800 m (2.625 ft) street front
- Short, well-developed driveway from the street
- Fountain with a weathervane
The hacienda is located north of Izamal on a well-developed overland road. The main building and the former production facilities are not far from the street and can be easily reached via a short driveway. At 800 meters, the hacienda has an exceptionally wide street front and thus a large area for the presentation of the property. The close proximity to Izamal opens up numerous possibilities for the hacienda for tourist usage.
Izamal is a historically significant small-town right in the heart of the state of Yucatan. The history of the city dates back to the time of the high civilization of the Maya, of which numerous pyramid-like buildings still testify today. These, in combination with the beautiful colonial buildings from the time of the Spanish conquerors, give the city a unique flair. The efforts of the municipality to preserve its architectural and cultural heritage were rightly recognized by the Mexican Secretariat for Tourism with the Pueblo Mágico award. The monastery of San Antonio de Padua and the pyramid Kinich Kak Moo are among the most important buildings in Izamal. Together with the gently yellow facades of the city, which have been completely restored, they are an absolute crowd-puller and should not be missing in any travel guide today.
With the completion of the “”, the most important infrastructure project in southern Mexico, which is already under construction, Izamal and thus the location of the hacienda will continue to gain immense importance. The course of the railway line, which in the future will connect many great historical sites, cities, and tourist hotspots on the Yucatan peninsula, leads directly through Izamal. But that’s not all, the yellow city is getting its own architecturally appealing train station. If Izamal is already one of the absolute tourist highlights of the Yucatan, together with Chichen Itza and Uxmal, a further sharp increase in the number of visitors and the number of overnight stays can be expected with the opening of the train station.
- Izamal Center｜5.5 km (3.4 mi)｜7 min
- Telchac Puerto (beach)｜60 km (37 mi)｜60 min
- Mérida Center｜70 km (44 mi)｜60 min
- Mérida Int. Airport｜90 km (56 mi)｜1:15 hrs
- Maya Ruins of Chichen Itza｜75 km (47 mi)｜1:15 hrs
- Cancún Int. Airport｜265 km (165 mi)｜3:00 hrs
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