The Magic Town of Valladolid, located a couple of hours east of Merida, is not only an ideal place to explore some of the biggest tourist attractions in the Yucatan; it is in its own right a destination that is well worth enjoying, even if you only have one day to live its wonders. You will not believe how many surprises, places, great moments and incredible landscapes can fit in just 24 hours … Here’s the proof:
To start, you will go to Valladolid on the Mérida – Valladolid highway; You can take the highway or you can also go by free, visiting charming villages, passing through Chichen Itza until you reach the “Pearl of the East”.
You buy gasoline, water or take a coffee to take the road, it’s only an hour and a half if you need to arrive or two hours if you want to take it like the Yucatecans, lightly.
Once you have reached the beautiful Valladolid, the first thing is to eat cochinita in one of the many options that this Magical Town gives you or an absolutely incredible “torta de cochinita” in “El Bocadito” but the market certainly does not fail either.
You have an appointment at Casa de los Venados, it’s a colorful and very fun guided tour through one of the best collections of Mexican art in the country; remember to give a donation, the money goes to different organizations that help the people of the community …
You can not miss a visit to the Kingdom of the Black Jaguar … Ek Balam is an ancient Mayan city, with unique constructions in the Mayan world, the artistic level of this is amazing and the best thing is that you can climb the pyramids and wander around This city that still holds many secrets for you.
Once finished your tour of the mythical Ek Balam, under the maya sun, the best thing to cool off are the ice creams that make even Valladolid richer you will find them both in the park of the mestiza and in multiple places around the historic center. We recommend going to taste the wabigelato
You can not miss visiting some of the beautiful cenotes of the area such as Samula … you will not believe it.
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For something the longaniza is Valladolid, you can not miss this local delicacy … an excellent option for this is the Mesón del Marqués
Zentik Project is a boutique hotel in the center of Valladolid where great muralists have left their work, with an excellent restaurant and cava and the best .. with an underground hot water pool where you can enjoy, relax and take some of the best photos of your trip …
Do not forget to visit the centenary Calzada de los Frailes with beautiful hostels and incredible shops, the architectural style of the colony and the relaxed and unique atmosphere that make Valladolid perfect, whether you go alone, with friends or accompanied by that ideal person …
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The imposing church of San Servacio and the picturesque Main Square, its stands of local marquesitas and sweets are a must in your visit to Valladolid … You can do the tour in “La Chula”, the tourist bus of this Magical Town. You are going to have fun!
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You can not miss a walk around “La Joyita” and have a super cold beer in an authentic vallisoletana canteen with its botanita included.
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If so much activity and especially the swim made you very hungry, eat something to resist until dinner time … ideally for these cases is to go to La Cantina restaurant “La Maruja” for a longaniza cake … (this advice you will thank us)
The video mapping in the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, “Las noches de la Heroica Valladolid” will give you a brief but luminous tour through the history of this Magical Town … It will not take you more than 20 minutes and believe us if you We say that the show is first class.
One of the best kept secrets of Valladolid is Casa Italia, it is ideal for a memorable dinner and the best thing is that you can go walking from the Sisal neighborhood, after the light and sound show and pass by the Los Frailes road, this time in its nocturnal splendor …
Going out partying … “La Mezcalería de Don Trejo” or “Libranos del Mal” are ideal to enjoy the night in Valladolid
To enjoy your stay in Valladolid to the fullest, an excellent option is to sleep in the new property of the Coqui Coqui family … we assure you that you will not want to leave “El Mesón de Malleville”
You can not miss the famous vegan restaurant “Yerbabuena de Sisal” in the neighborhood of the same name in front of the former Convent of San Antonio de Padua, its menu and the kindness in the service you will love and the breakfast will give you the necessary energy to start the way back
You take the road back to Merida, after a day full of adventures, smiles, good food and great moments but not before going to the service station for a Pan de Elote, it is the best snack on the road you can find
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