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Address: Calle 40 #200, Centro Historico, Valladolid, Mexico
Phone Number: 9858562529
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Description: t: Valladolid, colorful and safe colonial city, where yucatecan...
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.
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Traditional Mexican Town

It was a nice experience visiting the town of Valladolid, which has nice cultural elements of Mexico as well as welcoming people. The town is very safe to explore and is tourist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was a nice experience visiting the town of Valladolid, which has nice cultural elements of Mexico as well as welcoming people. The town is very safe to explore and is tourist friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Didn't stay long, but went to town for a late lunch after Chichen. Nice town with a beautiful old church and pretty town square. I saw there were many cute stores, ice cream shops and cenotes nearby. Worth a stop if you're out that way.

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Valladolid is smaller than Merida or Cancun but offers a glimpse into a quieter, more laidback Mexico. There are several churches worth visiting, a number of good restaurants on the square, plus interesting gift shops. A new tour bus offers a taste of the neighborhoods or take a taxi for about $2.

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

a beautiful colonial town about a 2 hour drive from playa del Carmen.spend the day browsing the streets and the quaint little shops that dot all around the park.pay special attention to the beautiful church and the detail of gold in the altar area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great town outside the main tourist areas. It is worth checking out for a day if you can spend it there. It's near the Chichen-Itza so making it a side trip is easy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great town to explore and get to know Yucatan and the real culture, not just the tourism of Quintana Roo. 14 years ago we popped in here for an overnight after Chichen Itza on way back to Cancun airport. That one evening we had I hoped to come back someday and spend more time. Well we finally did and I... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We were only able to visit Valladolid for a few hours on the way back from Chichen-Itza. It's a cute town, not touristy at all. We had lunch at Taberna de los Frailes, which is right next to the San Bernadino monastery. The restaurant was awesome and I give 6 stars- it's a covered garden patio that has a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

After many trips to Cancun, I finally visited Chichen Itza and then Valladolid. If possible, I will plan to stay in Valladolid in the future. The town is lovely with many sites to see. We were there with Alberto and Sandra of 1 % Travel who took us to a government owned shopping area located in a former school building.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

One could not ask for a better side trip -- it is just a little ways from Chichen Itza. If you are looking for a true rural Mexico experience, with a bit of culture, sites, and food, do yourself a favor and visit. Our visit was short, but in that time, we visited the old church, had a delightful lunch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I stopped in Valladolid only for a short while. The cathedral is worth a visit and a stroll in town is recommended. The buildings are in a good state and are the remains of the colonial times. If you have no time to visit Merida, Valladolid seems like a good alternative. You can spot native Mayas here, women in particular... More 

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Address: Calle 40 #200, Centro Historico, Valladolid, Mexico
Phone Number: 9858562529
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Valladolid

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