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Haciendas de Henequen (Henequen Haciendas)

Campeche

30 minutes north of the city of Campeche, the history of “green gold” can be discovered. This refers to henequen, which was used back in 1856 to produce rope for tying up boats, and also to make rugs and bags. This fiber brought economic splendor to the entire Yucatán Peninsula, until synthetic fibers marked the end.

A number of years later however, henequen haciendas were revived and turned into luxury hotels, where, besides enjoying a wonderful vacation, you can learn more about the “green gold” era.

Hacienda Uayamón was one example of social progress in the 19th century, having its own railroad, hospital, school for employees, and electricity. The remains can still be seen and have been adapted for leisure purposes. In the case of the old machine room for example, a pool has been built. This hacienda offers 12 elegant suites and access to the rainforest. There are also guided tours to the archaeological site of Edzná.

The headquarters of the Naval Infantry School is located in what was once the Hacienda de San Luis Carpizo. Here you can explore the corridors which used to connect to the machine room, where henequen was produced.

Hacienda Tankuché is one of the few haciendas to still preserve the history of how logwood was used to dye textiles. Make sure you pay a visit to the wood workshop, and continue until you reach the henequen fields. And don’t miss the medieval-style architecture.

Hacienda Blanca Flor was the setting for violent rebellions during the Mexican Independence. Nowadays it is a luxury hotel offering 12 suites.
30 minutes north of the city of Campeche, the history of “green gold” can be discovered. This refers to henequen, which was used back in 1856 to produce rope for tying up boats, and also to make rugs and bags. This fiber brought economic splendor to the entire Yucatán Peninsula, until synthetic fibers marked the end.

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A number of years later however, henequen haciendas were revived and turned into luxury hotels, where, besides enjoying a wonderful vacation, you can learn more about the “green gold” era.

Hacienda Uayamón was one example of social progress in the 19th century, having its own railroad, hospital, school for employees, and electricity. The remains can still be seen and have been adapted for leisure purposes. In the case of the old machine room for example, a pool has been built. This hacienda offers 12 elegant suites and access to the rainforest. There are also guided tours to the archaeological site of Edzná.

The headquarters of the Naval Infantry School is located in what was once the Hacienda de San Luis Carpizo. Here you can explore the corridors which used to connect to the machine room, where henequen was produced.

Hacienda Tankuché is one of the few haciendas to still preserve the history of how logwood was used to dye textiles. Make sure you pay a visit to the wood workshop, and continue until you reach the henequen fields. And don’t miss the medieval-style architecture.

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