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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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Go to prison - buy a hammock!

The best hammmocks in the Yucatan can be found just a few kilometers outside of Valladolid at the state prison in Ebtun. The prisoners make hammocks as a way to earn a bit of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Alameda, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The best hammmocks in the Yucatan can be found just a few kilometers outside of Valladolid at the state prison in Ebtun. The prisoners make hammocks as a way to earn a bit of income to an otherwise bleak exisistence. (Remember that in Mexico, you are assumed guilty before a trial, so many innnocent folks without money end up in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Loved the smallness of it. It is a great place to base yourself if you want to visit Chichen Itza and Ek Balam before the crowds from Cancun and Tulum get there. The food is great and the people are so so so friendly. The Cacao factory is a small attraction that you could visit in between your other larger... More 

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We drove here after visiting Coba. It is a small Mexican town, not too much traffic and easy to find your way around in with the help of the GPS. Main attractions are the zocalo and cathedral, the city streets which are very clean and well ordered, and the convent. There was some nicely restored religious artwork in the cathedral... More 

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Memphis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We never miss an opportunity to explore new places. So, not too far down the road from Coba, we headed to Valladolid. The central plaza is picturesque. It is surrounded by vendors, numerous folk enjoying the park, several restaurants and some nice shopping. It is easy to walk and explore and we that before stopping for a tasty lunch.

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Columbia, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely city. There is a beautiful central square, which is well used and well loved by locals and tourist alike. The large church sits on the square, making for a very scenic setting. The town takes pride in its history and its many heroes who resisted heavy handed authority. A number of uprisings originated... More 

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Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Lovely colorful colonial architecture, this is worth a visit for history and architecture buffs, alike. Not to mention the delicious coconut sorbet popsicles you can get just off the zocalo. Catch the nearby prison's hammock shop: they make the finest quality hammocks in Mexico, not like you see in the markets everywhere. Very well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Valladolid Cathedral was amazing to witness in person get place to do your prays, it was like i time travel back into the 1600's. and the local culture is very laid back & relax not very busy lifestyle. great place to learn about the culture. nice to take pictures of love ones. the have street vendors in the square with... More 

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Barcelone
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

About two hours from the Cancun International Airport by car. We took the motorway to get it. The city is small. There is a nice square with a market, a big church, restaurants... It's a good stop in your way to Chichen Itzá.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Valladolid is a nice little town with a proper Mexican feel about it. Easy to spend a couple of days just chilling out walking around town. Theres not lots of things to see and do but a good base for getting to Chichin Itza and other temples nearby.

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Dayton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We visited as part of a day tour to Chichen Itza and were here only for about an hour after lunch-- I wish we had been given more time. The buildings are very well preserved and the town square is very nicely looked-after. There are many stall and bike vendors in the town square with candy, popcorn, helados, drinks, food,... More 

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