- Updated On:
- October 6, 2021
- Year Built: 1900
In the 19th century, Hacienda San José Oriente was one of the proud haciendas in Yucatan, that ensured the production and supply of henequen (sisal) fiber, which was in great demand on the world market at the time. With almost 200 hectares (493 acres) of land, attractive 19th-century buildings, and an advantageous location, the estate is today a sought-after restoration and investment property.
The hacienda is conveniently located not far from the Izamal/Hoctún exit of the Carretera Costera de Golfo (MEX 180), which connects the state capital Mérida with Cancún, the tourist center of the Caribbean side. It is easily accessible via a wide, well-maintained access road. Power lines running parallel to the access road ensure that the property is supplied with electricity from the CFE public network.
The well-preserved main house of the hacienda with its wonderful pillar veranda is ideal for restoration and is just waiting to shine again in new splendor. The current owners have already worked out an attractive restoration project that elegantly merges the existing historical buildings with modern constructions. The project can be made available upon purchase. The former Henequen production facilities, of which the original chimney is still present, are also suitable for restoration and further enhance the overall property value.
The large property and the advantageous location not far from Mérida and the popular tourist resort of Izamal open up many possible uses for the Hacienda San José Oriente. The conversion of the former agricultural production facility into a uniquely restored family estate is just as conceivable as its use as a boutique hotel, as a retreat for managers, or as a horse ranch with its own riding school as part of an expanded eco and family tourism concept. Certainly, numerous other uses can be found for this interesting and historically valuable property.
Year of construction｜19th century
Year of latest renovation｜to remodel
- FANTASTIC RESTORATION PROJECT
- ATTRACTIVE HISTORIC BUILDINGS
- ADVANTAGEOUS LOCATION
- LARGE LOT
HOUSE AND LOT
- Large living room
- Four more rooms
- Column veranda with access to the garden
- A historic henequen production facility
- Large garden with mature trees
- Large areas available for events
- Well-developed access roads
- Historic buildings for restoration
- High beam ceilings
- Filigree pillar veranda
- Historical hacienda elements (gates, walls, weather vane, …) are available
- Deep well with weathervane
- Connection to the public power grid
The Hacienda San José Oriente is assigned to the municipality of Hoctún. It is conveniently located not far from the Izamal/Hoctún exit of the Carretera Costera de Golfo (MEX 180), which connects the state capital Mérida with Cancún, the tourist center on the Caribbean side. The relatively short distances to the pulsating city of Mérida as well as to the tourist hotspot Izamal, but especially the proximity to the main connecting road between Mérida and Cancún, which is used by countless tourists every year, greatly enhance the location of this property and opens up numerous possible uses.
The center of Izamal is about 20 km (12.4 mi) away. Izamal itself 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 “Tren Maya”, 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.
Via the Carretera Costera de Golfo (MEX 180), a modern four-lane highway, the center of Merida can be easily reached by car in around 40 minutes. The prosperous capital of the Yucatan offers the comfort and the interesting, lively lifestyle of a modern metropolis. Visit the impressive historical center, dine in good restaurants, stroll down the Paseo Montejo, Mérida’s famous boulevard, enjoy the numerous museums, theaters, and cinemas, immerse yourself in the Mayan culture or simply go shopping in one of the large malls. In addition, many large North American retail chains such as Costco, Wal-Mart, or Home Depot have at least one store here.
- Izamal Center｜20 km (12 mi)｜20 min
- Mérida Center｜48 km (30 mi)｜40 min
- Mérida Int. Airport｜65 km (40 mi)｜50 min
- Telchac Puerto (beach)｜70 km (43 mi)｜1:15 hrs
- Maya Ruins of Chichen Itza｜79 km (49 mi)｜55 min
- Cancún Int. Airport｜265 km (165 mi)｜2:50 hrs
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