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Discover Hacienda San Jose, A Luxury Collection Hotel, which was once a self-sufficient colonial estate that dated back to the 16th century.

Hacienda San Jose, A Luxury Collection Hotel was constructed amid the European embrace of art that championed emotion, individualism, and nature during the first half of the 19th century.

The first reliable information about Hacienda San Jose Cholul dates back to 1794, when Joaquim Tenreiro was the owner. San Jose Cholul was named after its holy patron, “San Jose,” and by its Mayan location, “Cholul.” The Hacienda was a self-sufficient farming and manufacturing center, specializing in livestock and corn. In addition, it had fruit tree orchards, a sugar cane farm of 24 hectares (59 acres), and its own honey production. Between the declaration of independence and the Caste War of Yucatán (1823-1847), the social and economic growth in the Yucatán Peninsula was partially based on the sugar cane production in the haciendas, including Hacienda San Jose Cholul. Sugar cane was used to produce brown sugar and snaps for local consumption. The chimney, which was used in the production process and lies adjacent to the original library, still stands.