There is no better place to find a peaceful respite for a retreat than Hacienda Sotuta de Peon. Built at the end of the 19th century in Tecoh, Yucatan, the Hacienda Viva has been lovingly restored by the Lubcke family, and every aspect of the property exudes their love for the land and respect for the culture and traditions of the Maya who populated the area and continue to live and work there.
Hacienda Viva is a resort built on the grounds of the former Hacienda Henequenera, once a fully operational henequen factory and traditional hacienda. The hacienda itself has been fully restored in the lavish style and the true traditions of this period, and is open to guests to enjoy. Ruins of another ancient hacienda building are the site of the new Xolij Healing Center, where guests can receive massage and therapies from the Indigenous Maya healers on staff. The sisal factory is once again operational as a result of the painstaking efforts of the family patriarch who scoured the country to find original machinery for making sisal (rope) from the henequen plants. Tours of the henequen operation are conducted daily by multi-lingual, highly knowledgeable guides.
When you arrive at the Hacienda Viva, you will know that you have gone back to a more languid time, where the pace is slower, the air is silky as Evian water and the energy is light and loving. Transport is via mule carts along the old railroad tracks, and just the short trip to your casita amidst the beautiful landscaping –inhabited by hummingbirds and flocks of butterflies –will slow your heartbeat and prepare you for a truly nurtured visit.
The resort has 30 deluxe individual casitas, built in the local palapa architectural style, some with private plunge pools. They combine comfort and good taste in every detail of the decoration and in the generous space that combines distinctive features of the architecture of the haciendas and the traditional Mayan house. Each casita was built facing East so that guests can soak in the beautiful sunrises from a hammock surrounded by trees and gardens and in view of the hypnotic sea of henequen plants – the Green Gold of the region.
While on retreat at Sotuta de Peon, Buddha Travel guests will be able to visit the museum house, spend time in the gardens, walk among the resident horses or take a cool plunge in the silence and clarity of the Dzul-Ha cenote, an underground river of pure alkaline water.
Sotuta de Peon is a space of renewal, silence and inner retreat where the Path to Conscious Living starts right at your doorstep.