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Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, the tiny island off the coast of Cancun, offers a great variety of activities, including exploring ruins, beautiful beaches and incredible beaches.

The Haciendas of Yucatan emerged as family businesses in colonial times (17th century) and have now become historical attractions for visitors to Yucatan state. Many of the haciendas were originally cattle ranches and later converted to henequen. Henequén is a type of agave cactus (family Agavaceae) which is processed for its fibers, primarily to produce rope. The fiber strands are known as sisal and are similar to processed hemp fiber. Sisal fiber was an important export of Yucatan in the mid to late 1800’s and early 1900’s. In the 1830’s there were attempts at large scale sisal production but the lack of shredding machinery limited the supply.