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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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Brazil
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

lovely town, good restaurants, very nice people. we walked to the plaza and around the church at night, trough calle 41A and it was beautiful, cozy and safe

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The plan was to spend two nights here in order to see Chichen Itza, which I thought would be the highlight of this trip between Merida and Cancun, where a cousin awaited. Fell in love with Valladolid instead: graceful, colorful colonial architecture, charming churches in each barrio, friendly locals with musical voices, amazing cuisine, raucous tropical birds settling down for... More

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This city feels like a town ... filled with beautiful architecture and color, smiling faces, children playing, beautiful parks, marvelous history and the amazing Cenote! Don't miss stopping here on the way to your destination from Merida or Cancun.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Visit the church and the market square. A great place and not expensive. English is not widely spoken here as this is where you start to leave the tourist regions. Visit Tulum from here too. If you want a mayan dream catcher this is the area where they are all made

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Very quaint Colonial town. You need peso and if you don't speak Spanish a guide is very helpful. We toured this town as part of the Mayan Experience tour with Mayans' Explorer. It was a great stop and enjoyed seeing the town and meeting locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is an amazing and authentic Mexican city. There are a lot of beautiful cenotes near by the city and, of course, Mayan city Chichen itza that is close to Valladolid. This is a good idea to stay in the hostel or hotel in Valladolid, leave all your stuff there and go for a day trip to Chichen Itza.

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Citrus Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our tour guide, Alejandro, was very knowledgeable and was very entertaining when sharing his knowledge with us. We were able to visit 2 cenotes (one where we had the opportunity to swim) and then after lunch we toured the city of Valladolid which has a beautiful park and old church along with shops and restaurants.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is a pleasant town, a short drive from Chichen Itza. Our hotel was located right on the main square where you could sit on a bench under the shade of large trees and enjoy people watching. Right on the square is a very nice and big church and surrounding the square are many shops. A very nice walk is... More

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NEW YORK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Have been pleasantly surprised by the colonial charm of this city. Only stopped here as a fluke and will stay 2 days!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 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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