Valladolid has become a tourist hub in the central part of the Yucatan Peninsula


Valladolid is a trend!

( The small town that has become a travel hub in the central part of the Yucatan Peninsula, in the Mexican state of Yucatan, packs in tons of history, culture, color, delicious Mayan food, and cenotes.

Clara with the Valladolid sign on her background
My partner Clara in Valladolid. (Photo:

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The word is getting out about my favorite traditional Mexican town, but Valladolid is still a hidden gem. Located two hours from Cancun, Valladolid is perfect for adding a taste of Mexican culture to your Riviera Maya vacation. 

Stroll the colorful historic downtown, dine at one of Valladolid’s Mayan restaurants, and go “cenote hopping.” Cenotes are underground jungle swimming holes that look like something out of an Indiana Jones movie. You’ll find dozens of Mexico’s best cenotes near Valladolid.

You’ll also find plenty of affordable boutique hotels in Valladolid. Plus, by staying overnight, you can get up and beat the tour buses to the nearby Chichen Itza Mayan ruins, another entry on this list of the best places to visit in Mexico.


The Yucatan Post