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About Valladolid, Yucatan

Valladolid is an ancient Yucatan city with a rich Spanish legacy. This history can be appreciated in its temples and old neighborhoods where the houses are painted in vivid colors. It is strategically located between Merida and Cancun (only 2 hours away from any of these destinations), 40 kms. from Chichen Itza, 25 from the Ek Balam Archaeological Site, 1.5 hours from Playa del Carmen, 40 kms. from Coba y other beach destinations like Playa de Lagartos and San Felipe. Likewise, some of the most beautiful cenotes are located 5 minutes away from Valladolid (Xkeken and Samula).

One distinctive attraction in the city is the imposing San Bernardino de Siena convent. The cozy Parque Principal (Main Park) offers the shade of its laurels and the harmonious song of the birds that announce the end of the day.

The church of San Gervasio, along with its towers, exhibits the cannons that served to recover the city in 1848 from the Indian rebels who took the city in the Guerra de Castas (War of the Castes). The Municipal Palace and the San Juan de Dios Temple are two other great tourist spots. Near the city is the Zací natural water well, a deep spring that used to provide vital liquid to the entire population. Today it is a restaurant and natural pond.