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  • Meredith Peters

Discovering The Vibrant City Of Valladolid in Mexico

It's no secret that Mexico is a country with an exotic vibe, rich culture and amazing sights, food and experiences to enjoy. Valladolid in the Eastern part of the Mexican state of Yucatán is a gem of a place with all that and more.

Valladolid Mexico Yucatan Travel

The area of Calzada de los Frailes from the middle of Valladolid to the Convent of San Bernardino of Siena is a nice area to stay. Festive-looking buildings painted in bright colors and interesting architectural details will enchant your heart from the moment you arrive. The shopping, restaurants, and cafes mean you will have excellent dining options following by little shopping sprees every day.

Be sure to visit Casa de Los Venados, where an impressive collection of Maya artwork is on display in a private home. They open for tours most days and offer a unique local experience.

The ex-Franciscan Convent turned museum is open to the public to admire the artwork, stunning architecture and gardens. Most nights, there is a free event with gorgeous lights and music and a story in Spanish and English projected on the walls of the former convent about the history of Valladolid.

Valladolid Mexico Yucatan huevos motuleños
Huevos Motuleños

Authentic Yucatecan cuisine will be a highlight of your trip. Start your days with huevos motuleños for breakfast which originated in the town of Motul. The dish made with eggs on tortillas with black beans and cheese is delicious. Get ready for all kinds of tasty meals, including fried corn tortilla tacos, a traditional dip made with toasted pumpkin seeds, cilantro, and roasted tomato and queso relleno. If you like spice, you will love Mexico and their drinks are as vibrant as their meals.

When you finish exploring Valladolid city, you can use it as a base to see the ancient UNESCO-listed Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and beautiful cenotes (caves with freshwater pools). You don't have to go far to be swimming in the cool and scenic waters of Cenotes like Samula, with rays of light beaming down into the water from the roof of the cave. There is even a lifeguard on duty at this popular spot. Find a local driver who can take you there and recommend less well-known cenotes if you want to swim somewhere quiet and serene. There are many more ruin sites in the area like Rio Lagartos and Ek Balam.

More highlights of Valladolid

  • Roaming around the romantic San Gervasio Cathedral

  • Join a free walking tour of the city

  • Relax by the fountain and gardens in Central Square

  • Book a cycling tour to see the surrounding areas of

Valladolid while getting your daily exercise

  • Indulge in tequila shots with tapas

  • Enjoy outdoor dining at El Atrio del Mayab Restaurant in the main square

  • Visit the chocolate museum

Valladolid has a warm climate all year round, so any time is excellent to visit. For more info on travel in Mexico, drop us a line and we will get back to you soon.


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