Valladolid town was founded in 1543 over what was a maya settlement called “Zaci”that means “white bird”.Today it is known as the “Pearl of the East”. Listed as a “Pueblo mágico”.
It is the second most important city in Yucatan and the oldest in the state. It was founded in 1543 by spaniard Francisco de Montejo “El Sobrino” and was formerly inhabited by the Cupules in a place known as “ChauacHá, part of a Mayan chiefdom.
Valladolid has been known as “La Sultana del Oriente”, a title deserved for the architectural beauty of its colonial buildings.
What to do and see in the town
It is an emblematic place full of History and customs that make it unique of its kind as it combines a wide variety of Archaeological, Cultural and Natural attractions.
Chichén Itzá was a Mayan city from the period between 525, when it was founded, and AD 1,100. Its name means “mouth of the Itzá well” in reference to the sacred cenote found in the area.
Cobá is an archaeological site from the Classic Mayan era and is located 1 hour from Valladolid towards Tulum. It is a place whose archaeological remains are practically within the Mayan jungle. It is a very beautiful and interesting place where even today we can see Mayan stelae and engravings of Mayan hieroglyphs, together with its tall buildings such as the Nohoch muul temple with its 42 meters high and that even today this pyramid can be climbed .
Mayan city that began its development around 400 B.C. It was an important location because it was equidistant from the three coasts of the peninsula and from the great political centers of the south The great Sac-be or white road, the longest known in the Mayan World, conecting Yaxunah with Cobá
It is located 23 KM from Chichén Itza.
The Cenote Lol-Ha (or Flor de Agua) is located in the center of the town, in front of the tourist parador. It is an open cenote with crystalline and fresh waters, with a depth of at least 30 meters, with access facilities.
Ek Balam or “black jaguar” houses walled areas in its fifteen kilometers, as well as large structures such as the Oval Palace, Las Gemelas and the White House of the mayan king.
Discover the historical buildings that make us travel in the Mexico colonial times such as:
Cathedral of San Servacio built in the 1545s. It is located opposite the main square.
Former convent of San Bernardino de siena.
St. Lucia Church
Church of Santa Ana
Church of San Juan
Take a walk by the colonial buildings such as the PASEO DE LOS FRAILES street, used by the missionary monks who were on their way to the former San Bernadino convent of siena in the town of sisal in colonial times, now contemplates innumerable large houses of their time.
Valladolid is located within the most fascinating ring of cenotes in the eastern part of the state, with at least 12 cenotes open to visitors.
Among the most important are;
Cenote X KeKen and Samula.
Cenote agua dulce
On the east coast, approximately 100 km away, is the fascinating Rio lagartos Biosphere where you can see a wide variety of birds such as pink flamingos and mangrove lizards.
a place where pink water lagoons are observed, due to the salt mine that is there, giving an incredible show.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit this corner of the Yucatan peninsula where we are sure that you will find something that will make you live your vacation to the fullest and take a pleasant memory of your stay in the region.
And to make your tours in Valladolid and its surroundings we invite you to Rent a bicycle or a Scooter and get to know in a better way the natural beauties and tourist attractions of the city.
-Adventure to discover the Cenotes Route.
-Meet and explore the colonial city.
– Discover the archaeological sites of Chichen Itza or EK Balam.
We rent per hours or a special price for 24 hrs.