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

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 NEW

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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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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Cancun
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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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