According to me, going for the entire three days of Valladolid and Chichen Itza is the perfect holiday that doesn’t involve beaches in Mexico.
Because they’re not only locations, they are two of the most accommodating I’ve visited. They’re also very easy to get around (even even when you don’t know Spanish isn’t perfect).
In addition, I have found Valladolid to be more affordable in comparison to other destinations I’ve been to throughout The Yucatan Peninsula, and travel from Valladolid to any other location which is close by is easy. It is possible to travel the distance from Valladolid from Cancun, Playa, Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Merida and Coba in just a few dollars.
Valladolid is alive. It’s awash with restored colonial-style buildings, a wealth of art and culture, traditional Mayan cuisine, as well as having historic significance.
This Valladolid as well as Chichen Itza’s travel guides, will go over:
- The most beneficial ways to spend your time in Valladolid
- Chichen Itza Tours from merida
- Where can I get connected to Valladolid toward Chichen Itza
- What are you ready for when you visit Chichen Itza
- And much more!
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A total of three days Valladolid along with Chichen Itza A Brief Introduction to Mexico
Days 1 & 2: Valladolid
Is Valladolid Safe for Solo Female Travelers?
As a woman by herself and who has been to Valladolid I have to say that Valladolid is the perfect location for women traveling on their own.
In Valladolid the residents of Valladolid were willing to help me, whether it was by ensuring that I was heading in the right direction, or by offering me fantastic restaurant recommendations or just smiling as I passed through people in the streets.
In any circumstance or in any other city, I’d anticipate an avalanche of catcalls, like when a huge truck full of men are passing in a quiet street. have never heard anyone shout at me. The result was a smile and the smile.
Unfortunately, these kinds of situations happen everywhere, but I’ve never felt a single moment of worry in Valladolid.
Are you planning to visit Tulum? This full-day excursion departing from Tulum has stops to Chichen Itza, a cenote and Valladolid!
The Best Things to Do Do in Valladolid
#1 – Take a picture Take a walk
I’m certain you’ll be amazed when you get there. Valladolid One one of the best alternatives is to go on an excursion with your camera.
It’s not only a great opportunity to learn about the area , but it may also yield breathtaking photos. The town is lively and stunning, and there are plenty of locations to explore.
Furthermore, Valladolid is full of old cars that are great to graze.
For my full list of things to take part in, see The 11 Best Things to do within Valladolid, Mexico
#2 2 – Go to the Convent de San Bernardino
The church and the former convent of the former convent San Bernardino Tulum tour from Playa del Carmen in Valladolid is among the oldest colonial structures of the Yucatan state.
The building was constructed in 1560, in the midst of the Spanish Conquest. It was built to serve as a fortress and also an church. It is a significant historic reminder of its part in Christianization and colonization process of the Yucatan.
It is still in use. The convent is a must-see building that vaguely reminds me of the Alhambra that is situated within Spain (like it’s counterpart, the Alhambra when you search for).
In actuality one of my fondest Valladolid moments was when I visited the San Bernardino Convent. I was walking around exploring the area, and after becoming getting swollen and sweaty, chose to sit down on a bench to take pleasure in the beautiful surroundings. As I sat there an infant boy and his mom came to me. The boy was probably five or six years old. They started talking to each other in (my) insufficient Spanish.
We made our names official, talked about our age , and looked at the time pass by the hot, lazy afternoon of August.
#3 – Sample Traditional Mayan Food
If you’re trying to get an understanding of traditional Mayan food, then Valladolid is the location to be.
There are many excellent restaurants that offer traditional Mayan food . Some of my top picks were Taberna de los Frailes, La Selva, and La Casona of Valladolid.
#4 – Walk down Calle 41A
Calle 41A is a stunning walk that is filled with colorful structures. In contrast to the main square, I found that the path was quite peaceful. I could stop frequently and take pictures without having anyone other than me walking through.
There are plenty of restaurants as well as boutique shops and hotels along the Strip, therefore make certain to check them out and look around regularly.
#5 – Check out Mercado Municipal
The ideal place to buy delicious food items and gifts, as and other unique products, Mercado Municipal is a one-stop shop. When you visit, ensure that you get the tacos you’re looking for at a local tacqueria, and they’re the best available throughout the area.
#6: Relax at Plaza Central
The main plaza in Valladolid, Plaza Central is where you’ll find food trucks and live music, as well as dancers and many other items to purchase. The center of culture in the city that is rich in cultural heritage is difficult to miss through Plaza Central.
My one advice is to never wander around the square without getting into other activities. The space can get crowded but it’s worth sitting down on the bench and relaxing for a couple of minutes.
#7 – Pay a visit in the Cenote. Cenote
Cenotes include limestone sinkholes containing freshwater. Valladolid is the home of many of cenotes. Ideal for swimming the most popular cenotes within the region are Zaci, Dzitnup, Samula and Suytun.
I’d recommend at minimum two cenotes in your journey to Valladolid Be sure you bring snorkeling equipment during your visit!