Chunkanan

State: Yucatan

Type of Hacienda: Sisal, Cattle, Agricultural

Service: Tourist visits

Location: Chunkanán is five kilometers south of Cuzamá, following the road from Merida that joins the villages of Acanceh and Cuzamá, for 48 kilometers.

History: Chunkanán, which means “at the foot of a plant”, according to the Mayan toponym that identifies the place, is one of the few haciendas on which the exploitation of sisal continues today as the livelihood of the inhabitants. Chunkanán might seem a trip back in time to the turn of the century when sisal was cultivated. Previously, as in many other cases, the property was dedicated to cattle raising and corn, before becoming a sisal hacienda in the mid-19th century.