Valladolid is two hours away by bus from Cancun. The best recommendation to get here is on tour, such as Xichén Tours. In this trip, you have the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Valladolid, the archeological zone of Chichén Itzá, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, You’ll also have the chance to know one of the two most emblematic Cenotes of the entity; Cenote Zací and Cenote Ik-Kil.
Recently named “Pueblo Mágico,” Valladolid is known as the Capital of the Mayan East, and here the people are known for their hospitality and generosity; always willing to help tourists. The city itself is full of attractions, buildings, and hotels that were colonial houses in the past. It is worth visiting, that is why we bring you 7 ways to take advantage of your visit to Valladolid:
1. Visiting the Church of San Servacio
Whether you’re religious or not, the colonial churches are worth visiting. Dated from 1545, and built in a carved stone veneer with a simple interior but sober. It has a section of catacombs dating the eighteenth century.
2. Eating at La Casona
Located a few blocks from Valladolid downtown, La Casona is a place where the splendor of the past is combined with the fusion of the flavors of the present. Whether it’s buffet or a la carte, you can choose from more than 70 dishes from the Yucatan gastronomy, made with local ingredients, which guarantees the quality and originality of its flavor. There are also vegetarian options.
La Casona de Valladolid is included in the Tour Xichén Deluxe. It can be visited at Street 41, #214 corner with 44, Col. Centro, Valladolid, Mexico, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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3. Visiting La Fuente de Virgen de la Candelaria, patron saint of Valladolid
With a colonial style, the fountain is inspired by the Yucatan Culture. It has a clear background with white flowers, several overlapping layers, and inlays that represent the colorful decoration of traditional clothing. It’s accompanied by the figures of San Bernardino de Siena, Santa Lucía, San Juan and San Gervasio.
4. Buying handicrafts
Acquire typical handicrafts in the picturesque store “El Corazón de Zoila Rosa,” where you will find from blouses with beautiful traditional embroidery, to ornaments of very Mexican design for your home.
5. Eating a delicious ice cream
It is always a good time for an ice cream; of coconut, vanilla, mamey among others, without a doubt you will want to try them all. Order yours with marquesita waffle, a delight worthy of your palate.
6. Eating a Mexican corn
You can not say that you visited Mexico without trying one of these. The flavor of corn with lemon, salt, mayonnaise, cheese and chili certainly make more than one person fall in love. Sounds tasty, right?
7. Visiting The Chocolate Museum
The concept of the museum is to rescue the history of cacao; From Mexico to the world in botanical gardens with cocoa trees along the way. It has 6 permanent rooms, each of which represents an essential aspect in the history of cocoa, a timeline from fruit to chocolate today.
Open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
As you can see, Valladolid has a lot to offer. But if you just want to get there and rest, stay close to the center, buy an ice cream, and sit on a bench in the central park. Let time go by, and just let the bohemian, and picturesque atmosphere cover you.
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