Discover the best top things to do in Valladolid, Mexico including Casa de los Venados, Xkopek Parque Apicola, Zazil Tunich, Cenote Zaci, Cenote Xkeken, Cenote Samula, Suytun Cenote, Cenote Maya Park, Cenote Palomitas, Convent de San Bernardino de Siena.
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5.0 based on 1,054 reviews
Instead of group tours, they are conducting private tours with your own group of cohorts. What a fascinating and fabulous place to visit and to make a donation to a very worthy cause. The owners have opened their private home and private collection of Mexican art to anybody who wants to visit and only ask for a modest donation that goes towards local charities. It is impossible to absorb everything and only one visit as there is so much of interest to look at. A big shout out to the owners for their vision and generosity.
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Xkopek, a natural area, is located just 10 blocks south of the historic center of Valladolid, offers experiences, products and services that arouse the visitors interest in the fascinating world of bees. The Mysticism of a natural Rejoyada immerses visitors in the culture and tradition of the people of the Mayab. Store honey, Mayan cuisine, apiculture tour, museum, farm, camping area... Daily Bee tour at 10 am.
After a morning at Chichen Itza, I took this one-hour tour in the afternoon. Gerardo was a fantastic English-speaking guide. He talked about the plants and trees, the birds, the dry cenote and its bees, the roles these all played in traditional Mayan culture... We saw bees in the dry cenote and in the more usual boxes. Then we finished with a honey tasting and learning about the various medicinal things created by the bees. The medicines and honeys are all sold there too. Don't forget lots of bug spray, as the mosquitoes are voracious in the cenote. A phenomenal education!!
5.0 based on 193 reviews
AN EXPERIENCE IN THE MAYAN UNDERWORLD Over millions of years, nature has sculpted works of art in Zazil Tunich Cave that the world can marvel at today. Twenty meters underground, a passage leads for 200 meters into the depths of the cave. Along 80 meters of the path, you’ll see stunning stalactites and stalagmites then you’ll enter XIBALBA where there is a sacred cenote with shallow, crystal-clear waters. Before you reach the pool, you’ll pass through the Crossing of the BESO MAYA (Mayan Kiss) formed by the capricious tilt of a giant stalagmite and the CUEVA DEL ALUX (Guardian of the Caves), next to the platform of the LORDS OF XIBALBA, the Mayan Underworld. You are embarking on a journey, an unforgettable experience in the Maya Underworld that is full of tranquility, mysticism and awe at nature’s creation. Caves and cenotes were holy places in Mayan mythology and considered gateways to the home of the gods.
Our trip to Zazil Tunich was worth every penny! The tour itself provided the most historical and spiritual context I’ve encountered thus far. The cenote itself was large, with many unique formations and plenty of room to swim. Even the grounds outside of the cenote were impeccably maintained. However, the highlight was truly the staff. I was having trouble with booking online, but was able to connect with the staff through WhatsApp and they had our tour scheduled within minutes. I could’ve asked for a better all around experience, and would recommend Zazil Tunich to anyone traveling the area!
4.5 based on 932 reviews
Underwater cavern filled with a beautiful blue pool.
Visited twice --- nice Cenote and 30 pesos entrance fee or you can enjoy a meal at the restaurant associated with the property and enter that way -- life jackets and rope safety lines if you want those, and an awesome water stream that feeds into the Cenote with water pumped from their -- very nice place to enjoy an afternoon.
4.5 based on 1,024 reviews
The stalactites and rock formations make this cenote really special. It is entirely covered apart from a small natural window in the cave ceiling that lets in a shaft of sunlight. It wasn't too busy when we arrived around 12:30 though we may just have been lucky as it is get a little busier as we were leaving. Well worth visiting - and the entrance fee allows you access to the smaller Sumaya cenote across the road. There are a lot of souvenir shops by the entrance and people trying to sell you a photo of yourself with parrots/lizards, which made the whole thing seem very commercialised and a bit unpleasant. Push on past this and just enjoy the beauty of the cenotes.
4.5 based on 599 reviews
The cenote is located in a place where there is another cenote (the entrance fee is 125 pesos for the two of them) and the place is great - located in a very peaceful area, with bathrooms available (not the cleanest ones though). The water is great to swim, you just need to be careful and ask where you can swim since some parts are a big more shallow. The water is in a good temperature and just a beautiful thing to see. I went there at the end of the day - around 15:30- and there were very few people.. which made me enjoy it even more. I definitely recommend it! Tip: some guy/girl at the entrance may offer to take you to the cenotes and stick with you for the whole time, waiting for a tip. Don’t accept it: he/she will only disturb your experience, since you won’t be able to stay in the cenotes as long as you would really like to.
4.5 based on 298 reviews
Rancho Ecoturistico con dos cenotes, hotel y restaurante a tan solo 7 minutos del pueblo mágico de Valladolid Yucatan.
Cenotes are divided into 3 categories: open, semi-open and closed. Closed cenotes are the most spectacular ones, as their roof is totally closed (or there's just a small hole in it) with stalactites hanging from the ceiling. That's the case with Suytun - one of Yucatan's best, just a short drive from Valladolid center. When you descend down you'll be stunned. In the middle of it is a man made pier like inlet into the center of the cenote and it's positioned right beneath the ceiling hole. Depending on the water level you can walk on it, or it will be submerged like it was during our visit. Not swimming in this cenote would be a heresy - water is cool (not cold) and you're just fine after 5 min in it.
4.5 based on 370 reviews
A unique experience! We enjoyed learning about the cenote from our guide JJ. Had a blast rappelling and zip lining. Highly recommend this excursion!
4.5 based on 180 reviews
When we visited the place we had it for ourselves, what an experience! It is really a place worth a visit and spending time.
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One of the most important Franciscan edifices in the New World. The Convent of San Bernardino de Siena is a silent sentinel to the history of the early days of the Spanish conquest and the Christianization of the Maya region. Visit the museographic salon to learn more about the secrets of the "Cenote Sis Ha" located under the gardens; admire the sixteenth century wall frescos and sacred art around the many chapels. If you visit Valladolid during May come and enjoy the yearly Art and Music Festival incorporating some of the oldest traditional festivities of Yucatan. Featuring musical concerts, art exhibits, theatrical representations and lectures on art, architecture, history and more.Please be aware that the Convent is one of the most important places of Catholic worship and proper attire is requested. Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm.
Love this place during the day. Love it at night. Excellent place for pictures. Tuesday thru Saturday at 9pm - an amazing show displayed on outer walls. An english version follows the spanish one
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