Valladolid pueblo magico is a beautiful colonial city, and among the best day trips from Merida, Mexico.
There are so many things to do in Valladolid, like visiting the Parque Principal (Main Park) where you’ll find the Iglesia de San Servacio church, as well as colorful, colonial buildings, shops and restaurants.
Don’t miss the picturesque Calzada de los Frailes (AKA Calle de los Frailes). The street is lined with flower pots, colorful boutique shops, cafes, and hotels — it is actually part of the reason Valladolid is considered one of the most Instagram-worthy Mexico cities, and a must-see Yucatan Peninsula travel destination.
Among the best shops on this street, there’s Coqui Coqui Perfumeria, a boutique fragrance store, and Kuxtal Galería de Arte Popular Mexicano & Café, a Mexican folk art shop. At the end of the street, check out the 16th Century Ex-Convento de San Bernardino de Siena.
Located only minutes from downtown, you’ll want to visit Cenote Zaci. This partially-open cenote (swimmable sinkhole) is beautiful and popular with locals and visitors alike. There’s also an onsite restaurant where you can mingle with the locals and enjoy a meal after your swim.
When in Valladolid, Mexico, you’re not far from Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and other great Valladolid cenotes, like Cenote Suytun and Cenote Ik Kil. For those who want to spend a few days here, there are many gorgeous yet affordable Valladolid hotels right in downtown.