Published On: Wed, Feb 5th, 2014

Valladolid: recreation, relaxation and entertainment for everybody

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If you happen to be in the town of Valladolid for the Expo Fair 2014, be aware of the wide variety of tourist attractions that this magical town has to offer.

“La Sultana del Oriente” (The Sultan of the East) provides the visitors with spaces for recreation, relaxation and entertainment for people of all ages. To rejoice with their culture and history, you can stay at hotels in the City that offer comfort and affordability.

Culinary show at the main park

Culinary show at the main park

The warmth and hospitality of the people of Valladolid makes the sojourn more enjoyable.

A walk through the streets of Historic Downtown Valladolid will make you appreciate the majesty of the Church of St. Servancio, dating from the year 1543, before enjoying a sunny afternoon in the main square “Francisco Canton Rosado”.

To enjoy the delights of the local gastronomy, do not forget to visit one of the restaurants serving regional food, where you can taste traditional”longaniza”, “lomitos” and ” papadzules”.

The Municipal Bazaar, on the opposite side of the square, also offers a wide variety of Yucatecan cuisine.


Valladolid Downtown

One block away from the main square, is the Museum of San Roque, displaying Mayan works of art found in many of the surrounding archaeological sites. And you can learn all about the founding of the City and its salient passages.

On your visit you can not miss the opportunity to walk along the “Calzada de los Frailes”, known for its history and  its marvelous colonial architecture. At the end of this avenue, you will encounter the former convent of San Bernardino of Siena, in the neighborhood of Sisal. Founded in 1552, this is a perfect place for a family picture.

If you love crafts, the “Centro de artesanías Zací” (Zací Craft Center), has a huge variety of hammocks, regional clothing, handbags, jewelry, stone carving ornaments and harnesses . You can purchase handmade pieces, straw, leather and embroidered textiles, as well as souvenirs and accessories for ladies and gentlemen.


To calm the heat, you can visit the Zací cenote, one of the largest opencast cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula. And if you want to see more of these natural marvels,  you can visit the Samulá and Xkeken cenotes, just 2 kilometers away from Zací.

Mayan show at the Zací Cenote

Mayan show at the Zací Cenote

The Valladolid Expo Fair will continue until Sunday, February 9th; but this “Magic Town” attracts tourists all year long.


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