Published On: Tue, Aug 5th, 2014

This Summer, Visit Valladolid

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While Yucatan in general has rich cultural offerings through its 106 municipalities, Valladolid is the ideal place to meet and enjoy all the natural, archaeological and cultural bounties of Eastern Yucatan.
 
The Mayan East, “Land of the Itzaes” is a place where two-thirds of its population speak Maya as a first language, where the greatest number of cenotes are located, and where ancient traditions are deeply rooted in the mindset and the lifestyle of its inhabitants.
 
Whether traveling by car or bus, excellent quality transportation is available to Valladolid via Federal Highway 180, which connects some of the major cities in the Peninsula: Campeche, Mérida, Valladolid, Cancún and Playa del Carmen.
 
Attractions in Valladolid include impressive Franciscan style buildings such as the Convent of San Bernardino, City Hall and the Church of St. Servatius.  In addition, visitors can enjoy the Zací cenote in the center of the city, which features both a restaurant and a natural spa.
Convent of San Bernardino, Valladolid, Yuc.

Convent of San Bernardino, Valladolid, Yuc.

During the tour you can find arts and crafts, items made of leather and sisal, plus hammocks, woven rattan and stone carving… not to mention numerous restaurants where you can enjoy the regional cuisine.
Church of Saint Servatius, Valladolid, Yuc.

Church of Saint Servatius, Valladolid, Yuc.

The town is known as the capital of the Mayan Eastern for all the attractions it offers and for its contributions to Yucatecan cuisine.  And while it is a place where people preserve their customs and traditions, Valladolid is especially known for the festive and hospitable spirit of its inhabitants.
Cenote Zaci in Valladolid

Cenote Zaci in Valladolid, Yuc.

With more than 400 years of history, Valladolid has preserved its colonial beauty, clothing traditions, archaeological attractions, crafts, cuisine and natural resources.  In 2012 it earned the designation of “Magical Town of Mexico”, the 56th city to receive this distinction.

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