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Valladolid
Travel Guide

Cathedral of San Gervasio featuring heritage architecture and a sunset

Mayan culture meets perfectly preserved colonial charm in this picturesque town, which is close to the ancient wonder of Chichén Itzá.

Valladolid is an excellent base for exploring the world-famous Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá, located around a 45-minute drive away. But Valladolid also has plenty of appeal of its own. Wander colorful streets lined with pastel houses, visit beautiful and historic religious buildings and take photos of pretty squares surrounded by old-fashioned Spanish-style architecture. Take advantage of the natural attractions nearby too, such as the scenic “cenotes” (water-filled sinkholes) that pepper the jungle.

Start your Valladolid explorations at the Main Plaza, a scenic spot where ornate white benches surround the central fountain. The elegant colonial buildings that fringe the plaza include the striking Church of San Servacio. This is one of the town’s most impressive buildings and it dates back to 1706.

Other historic buildings to look out for include the beautiful Convent of San Bernadino de Siena and the graceful Municipal Palace. Find both of these in the town center.

Make sure you take in some history and art while in Valladolid. The Museum of San Roque is housed in an appealing pink building and contains quirky exhibits on the region’s past. But even more characterful is the Casa de los Venados, or House of the Deer, an eclectic museum of Mexican art contained within a beautiful house, which is still home to the American couple who own this remarkable collection.

Make your way beyond the city boundaries to discover a wealth of stunning historic and natural attractions. These include the impossibly perfect Dzitnup and Ik Kil cenotes, ideal for cooling off from the hot Mexican sun. The Balankanché Caves are also marvelous and are easily accessible from Valladolid. The Ek’ Balam Mayan ruins offer more of the same magic as Chichén Itzá.

Drive to Valladolid from either Cancún or Mérida in under 2 hours. Give yourself a few days to explore all the area has to offer. This charming town may seem a little out of the way, but visitors quickly discover that it is definitely worth the journey.

Hotel Gayser
Hotel Gayser
3 out of 5
Calle 43 por 38 y 40, Colonia Centro, Valladolid, YUC
The price is £27 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
Located in the heart of Valladolid, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casa de los Venados and Cenote Zaci. Cathedral of San Gervasio and Calzada de los ...
4.3/5Excellent! (95 reviews)
"Excellent services i recommended 👌"

Reviewed on 14 May 2021

Hotel Gayser
El Mesón del Marqués
El Mesón del Marqués
3.5 out of 5
Calle 39 N 203 Entre 40 Y 42, Valladolid, YUC
The price is £37 per night from 14 Jun to 14 Jun
Located in the heart of Valladolid, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cathedral of San Gervasio and Cenote Zaci. Convent de San Bernardino de Siena is ...
4.3/5Excellent! (983 reviews)
"Great restaurant inside and very family friendly environment"

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2021

El Mesón del Marqués
Zentik Project Boutique Hotel & Spa
Zentik Project Boutique Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
Calle 30 entre la 27 y 29 No 192 C, Valladolid, YUC
The price is £95 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
Situated in Valladolid, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cathedral of San Gervasio and Cenote Zaci. Casa de los Venados and Calzada de los Frailes are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (154 reviews)
"This is a a magical place with a cool underground warm salt water pool in a cave. The cabins are comfortable and the service superb. Great place overall."

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2021

Zentik Project Boutique Hotel & Spa
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Gayser Apartamentos
Gayser Apartamentos
2.5 out of 5
Calle 45 No. 199 btw St. 36 and St. 38, Valladolid, YUC
The price is £17 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Casa de los Venados, Cathedral of San Gervasio and Cenote Zaci. Convent ...
4.3/5Excellent! (221 reviews)
"La ciudad es pequeña y bonita y el problema en el hotel es que no tiene presión el agua"

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2021

Gayser Apartamentos
Suite de Lujo - La Casa del Encomendero
Suite de Lujo - La Casa del Encomendero
209 Calz. de Los Frailes Sisal, 9991085948, Valladolid, YUC
The price is £193 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
Situated in Valladolid, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Calzada de los Frailes and Cenote Zaci. Convent de San Bernardino de Siena and Cathedral ...
Suite de Lujo - La Casa del Encomendero
Villa Unahana
Villa Unahana
3.5 out of 5
YUC 79, Pixoy, Valladolid, YUC
The price is £109 per night from 14 Jun to 14 Jun
Situated in Valladolid, this villa is within 6 miles (10 km) of Calzada de los Frailes, Cenote Zaci and Convent de San Bernardino de Siena. Cathedral of San ...
Villa Unahana
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