Hacienda San Pedro Chimay is located in the Mérida Municipality in the state of Yucatán in southeastern Mexico. It is one of the properties that arose during the nineteenth century henequen boom. It is part of the Cuxtal Ecological Reserve which was set aside in 1993 to protect both the man-made and natural history of the reserve area of Mérida.Use our Merida trip builder site to arrange your visit to Hacienda San Pedro Ochil and other attractions in Merida.
The name is a combination of Maya and Spanish terms. "San Pedro" is Spanish for the patron saint of the chapel Saint Peter and "Chimay" is from the Mayan language and indicates a type of Acacia plant.
The property is located 7 km south of the Periférico of Mérida on the Carretera Mérida–Timucuy.
The hacienda was built in the late sixteenth or early seventeenth century and is one of the oldest haciendas close to Mérida. In the eighteenth century, it was owned by the descendants of Bonifaz Lara, who was originally from Spain. Juan Miguel Castro, founder of the Port of Progreso refurbished his wife's family home in 1852, and dedicated the reconstruction with a dated plaque to his wife, María de Jesús Lara.
After the Castro Lara family, the estate passed to the Cervera family, when the owner surnamed Castro Rocher left the property to his wife Margarita Cervera Solis upon his death. José Eduardo Seijo Gutierrez, acquired the hacienda in 1982 from 10 lenders that had foreclosed on it. The family uses the property as their "country home", since it has a nice pool and a productive vegetable garden.
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Hacienda San Pedro Ochil Reviews
We stopped here on the return trip from Uxmal to the cruise ship pier in Progresso. They served us a snack lunch which was very nice and let us wanted around the place. This was a former plant where g... more »
Nice hacienda, lovely overview of how it worked in the past. We hve decided to stay for lunch and it was not a good idea. They open at 1, have only basic options, service is poor and very rude, no fru... more »
This was a stop on our tour through Carnival. The food was delicious! The guacamole and chips were super delicious! It was a nice place to walk around and see how an old hacienda worked.
We arrived super late and the service stops at 5:30 so the menu was kind of limited for us. However, the place is magnificent and the ambience is also pretty nice. Prices are way too good. Very recommended.
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