State: Yucatan

Type of Hacienda: Sisal

Service: Hotel, restaurant

Location: Temozón Sur belongs to the municipality of Abalá and is the heart of the small village bearing its name.

History: The name means “place of the whirlwind”. Temozón began as a cattle ranch in the 17th century and from the second half of the 18th century included maize cultivation in its production. Its epoch of greatest production was at the end of the 19th century, when it joined the sisal boom. From its “second stage”, which is the most attractive part of the history of Temozón after its fortunate rescue and the remodeling of the old “shell”, is that in its first years it received distinguished visitors from the worlds of politics, literature show business, who came to Yucatan to attend a concert by Luciano Pavarotti in 1993. These included José Manuel Corrales and Sergio Fumero, presidential candifate and ambassador from Costa Rica, respectively; the writers Angeles Mastreta and Héctor Aguilar Camín, as well as artistic producers Pedro Torres and Pablo Escandón. In February 1999 it was chosen as the site of the summit meeting between Presidents Ernesto Zedillo and Bill Clinton, of Mexico and the United States respectively; since then it has played host to numerous private and public events, and received visits from important personalities.