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Valladolid

Calle 40 #200, Centro Historico, Valladolid, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 13 attractions in Valladolid
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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

stopped here with our tour bus on our way to chichen itza. nice town with old style architecture. Buy some snacks from the vendors in the park across the street from the church, the popcorn was good. Will visit again soon with hopes of taking our time.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Every time my hubby and I are near the Riviera Maya we always rent a car and drive the 2-3 hours out to Valladolid. It has changed some over the years and it is definitely more touristy than it used to be (lots of tour buses and it makes parking harder and harder to find). However, at the heart of... More

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Merritt, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This town reminded my husband and I of a town we met in 30 years ago in Mexico. Old style Mexico, interesting architecture. There was a small cocoa factory tour, which was interesting. Very busy place. The huge market was neat. The information center was very helpful.

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brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We always try and stop off in Valladolid if we are in the area (usually passing through to find other centotes in the area. The town has a lovely authentic feel, very few tourists too. Pretty main square.

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loomis ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The perfect mix of locals living their daily life, with just enough tourist infrastructure. We decided to stay here as a base to visit Chichen itza and were so glad we did. We felt totally safe wandering around after dark. An extra bonus was being there during Carnaval. Parades, music etc. Highly recommend it and will surely return if in... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited Valladolid and Las Campanas restaurant on our tours of Ek'Balam and Chichen Itza. Valladolid is worth the stop. Interesting little colonial town. The Church of St. Servatius is said to have been built with the stones from the Mayan pyramid that was in the town square. Conquerors demolished the ruins. The center of the town... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We have been coming to the Yucatan since the early 1970's and once loved Merida. Now Valladolid has taken its place in our hearts. It is just so manageable, small and lovely and friendly, and so interesting with lots of music and art. Merida has gotten too overgrown and too busy and hectic. Valladolid is the small colonial city that... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Valladolid is a small town with a very authentic feel - a very welcome break after the Cancun area...! We really liked the Spanish-style architecture in the old part of the city, with the Plaza, and its activity in the evenings (people strolling, kids running around...). We also really enjoyed the market (close to Cenote Zaci, slightly south of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Main park with cathedral is very nice as well as fresh market and Cenote Zaci. You will enjoy walking trough colorful streets of Valladolid. Do Tequila Tour and don't miss to visit Casa de los Venandos!

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed in Valladolid for a week and enjoyed it immensely. Since it's not near the ocean or the resorts, the town has way fewer tourists, but still caters to them when they arrive. We were in town for the festival the week before lent which was wonderful. There was dancing every night, parades most nights, and venders everywhere. We... More

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