“The Pearl of the East”, is located 160 kms from Merida. Founded in 1543 by Francisco de Montejo “The Nephew” over the ancient Maya city of Zaci. For centuries Valladolid has been known for its rich Spanish legacy, seen in its temples and the legacy of its oldest neighborhoods.
With a unique style, Valladolid has an exceptional Colonial flavor. To walk the streets lined by ancient houses painted in light colors, and to visit its neighborhoods with their churches and of course the imposing Convent of St. Bernard of Siene, a palpable Franciscan presence in the Peninsula, is to return to the past.
Valladolid holds one of the most lordly parks in Yucatan, framed by a majestic church that rises above the historical downtown district of the city. Its inhabitants, creators of beautiful handcrafts and native art, are also known for their skill and creativity in preparing exquisite dishes. All of this makes Valladolid a lively stamp of the provincial flavor of Mexico.
It is located just 2 blocks from Francisco Cantón Park, it is a semi-open Cenote with emerald green waters, it still preserves part of its upper vault, an area to dive some dives and stone stairs to descend to the reflecting pool.
The church and former Convent of San Bernardino de Valladolid, is one of the oldest colonial complex and important the state of Yucatan. It features the very temple of San Bernardino, Guadalupe Chapel, the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre, the chapel of San Antonio de Padua
In the city of Valladolid we can find a beautiful cenote a few steps from the center, also in the surrounding area there are many others that you can explore during your stay in this magical town, among the most popular are the oxmán cenote, the suytun cenote, the cenote Xkeken...