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May 2017
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La Hacienda Temozon Sur

Extérieures de La Hacienda Temozon Sur, Yucatan. une halte mai 2017 PLUMEVOYAGE @plumevoyagemagazine © Ludovic Bischoff

We can’t judge luxury by the number of gilded stars hanging on the pediment of a hotel. If that’s what you’re looking for, then, when you get off the plane in Cancun, just make a few kilometers to find your happiness in the great all inclusive hotels of the Riviera Maya. They stretch along the Caribbean Sea. You will find your happiness. But if you are rather looking for a vacation resort with a soul and history, take a few hours to get inside the Yucatan Peninsula. And reach La Hacienda Temozon Sur, not far from Merida, a beautiful city with colonial architecture.
In this hacienda from the 17th century, time seems to have stopped. The history of the place is not necessarily very cheerful because a rich family of colonists used to live in this huge estate with hundreds overexploited agricultural workers who produced what made Yucatan rich: sisal or Henequen. From a sort of local agave, a fiber was produced from which ropes were made. The old machines are displayed in a part of the residence and we quickly understand that this work was tiring. But today, the hacienda is entirely oriented towards the well-being of its guests. Some happy few who are staying in the 28 rooms. Some have their own pool. Others are sat up in the old farm buildings, with a high ceiling, floors-tiles glossed by the time and a unique charm. Everywhere, we can find long hammocks in which we relax while listening to nature.

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