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Valladolid

Calle 40 #200, Centro Historico, Valladolid, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Valladolid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: t: Valladolid, colorful and safe colonial city, where yucatecan gastronomy was born and the Mayan culture is still alive. Is located in the east... more » Owner description: t: Valladolid, colorful and safe colonial city, where yucatecan gastronomy was born and the Mayan culture is still alive. Is located in the east side of Yucatan, between Merida and Cancun. Ideal place to visit archeological sites like Chichén Itzá (New 7 wonders) at 50Km, Ek-Balam at 27km and Coba at 60km. Also you can visit natural reserves like the Biosphere of Ría Lagartos, to observe flamingos and birds; and Punta Laguna sanctuary of spider monkey. « less
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

The city's real name is Zaci (Mayan for white falcon) but the Spaniards named it Valladolid after the city in Spain. This cute little town has 4 or 5 great restaurants, 4 or 5 very good hotels and it's priced just right. Situated in the epicenter of the Mayan world. 1.5 hours from Cancun 1.5 hours from Merida 1.5 hours... More

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Oakland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Reasonably priced hotels with parking for those of us that rent cars and drive around exploring and there is a lot to see around Vallodolid. We visited Ek Balam, Coba, Chichin Itza and a few cenotes it was a great trip with two of our 20ish year old children

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Midlothian, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This lovely city is dripping with old world charm. The church is gorgeous. I wished I had more time to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Valladolid may be a little off the beaten path but is well worth the trip. This town was established by the Spaniards in the mid 1500's. After a morning exploring the ruins at Ek-Balam we stopped on our way back to Cancun in Valladolid for a wonderful lunch at the hotel El Mesón de Marqués. This hotel was originally a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After flying into Cancun and spending 2 days on Isla Mujeras and not feeling any authenticity of being in Mexico, it was a pleasant surprise to come across this town for dinner on our way to Chichen Itza. We liked it so much that we decided on spend a night here on our way back. Good place to stop and... More

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Been there several times and this town gives you Mexican feeling with all the terraces serving amazing typical Mexican delights. Nice place to check out!!

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Went to this quaint little town that also has another cenote that was beautiful. Very old town that has so much to look at and nice people. The cenote was not too touristy so it was great to get away from the crowd. Highly recommend to shop as well.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I specifically requested to drop by a Catholic Church during my visit in Mexico, knowing that Mexico was influenced by Spaniards for their Religion. It was a good time to be thankful offered a prayer and thank God for the wonderful blessing to be able to visit Mexico. the trip was package with our Chichen Itza, The church was Huge... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

On a day of visiting Chichen Itza and Ek Balam, this own was my definite highlight. It has a beautiful old colonial look and feel and was a pleasure to walk around late in the afternoon. It's a proper Mexican town with all the things of interest that go with that. The architecture is beautiful and colourful and it's easy... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Interesting city with a lot of history, if you are into cities and history. Not the sleepy little town I had envisioned, but it felt very safe. Lots of traffic. WAY too many large tour buses around the square which ruined most opportunities to have a drink or dine outside.

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