Discover the best top things to do in Valladolid, Mexico including Casa de los Venados, Cenote Palomitas, Ek Balam Cenote, Cenote Maya Park, Cenote Samula, Cenote Zaci, Cenote Xkeken, Xkopek Parque Apicola, Plaza e Parque Francisco Canton, Convent de San Bernardino de Siena.
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5 based on 835 reviews
This is a family house open to view their great art collection. No charge but ask for donation at end which is given to charity. I also suggest tipping the guide although he doesn’t ask. Incredible art collection. Also got to meet the owner drinking lemonade in the main plaza. Great experience.
4.5 based on 111 reviews
It is not the easiest way to get there from Valladolid but it is absolutely worth it. We took a taxi in the end, which was not so expensive in the end. The cenotes are slightly remote, but it only means that we were the only people there. The stuff working there is very friendly and funny. It is worth visiting both cenotes. The second one has a rope, so you had use it like a big swing. Both have an inflated circles if you are tired of swimming. Absolutely magic place
4.5 based on 655 reviews
A bit pricey at 250 pesos , but on Sundays , free with INAPAM card holders. The cenote was closed, but the somewhat rebuilt temples were absolutely gorgeous and the views were a must see for those interested in Mayan culture.
4.5 based on 292 reviews
Totally worth it! Ask for Anthony, the best tour guide ever! He is very generous and you will learn a lot about Maya tribe. Welcoming and charming community!
In the morning, we did the ceremony to protect ourselves as Maya community tradition and them, we did a 25-meter-high abseiling and swimming in the Senote. AMAZING EXPERIENCE! We were scared but Anthony encouraged the whole group to surpass our fear and enjoy the view while abseiling! TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!!. There are zip lines down the Cenote and you can swim and relax. The buffet was delicious
4.5 based on 464 reviews
4.5 based on 519 reviews
Underwater cavern filled with a beautiful blue pool.
We were a bit “cenoted” weary by the time we got to Valladolid
This is easily accessible from the main plaza and costs about 20 pesos to enter
It’s pretty busy and very commercialised with a restaurant and souvenir shops
Some Mayans in traditional dress also needed to be navigated if you did not want to pay for the photo opportunity
The centre itself is half covered so there is plenty of shade, wild life in the roof ( birds, bats and insects) and fish in the water
Plenty of opportunities to junk in and swim and there is a well built path that descends / amends and circumnavigated the water
Would imaging it could get real busy as it is so easily accessible
4.5 based on 774 reviews
Great underground cenote. Kids loved it. They just wanted to keep swimming and not get out the water. We were looking for an underground cave sink hole (cenote) not too crowded and close to the Chichen Itza - Valladolid - Playa road. This is a good option. Only reason why I give 4 stars is that I just don't appreciate how once your are inside the park they charge you extra for the life vests, and even to use the restrooms. While I understand people in the nearby communities make a living of tourism it will be great if all services were included in the entrance fee and employees of the park were paid better. We only visited the X'Keken Cenote, so cannot comment on the Samula cenote. Try both if you have the time.
5 based on 45 reviews
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.
Earlier this year Jorge gave a presentation at the Valldolid English Library about the Bees and his family. The location of Xkopek Parque is just around the corner from where we are staying. We have some friends from Canada and thought we would take them there. It was just an absolutely fabulous tour. He should us a dry centone where different types of bees make their homes as well as showing plants and trees very important to the bees and Mayans. At the end of the tour we were given a taste of the different types of honey and a wonderful refreshing drink of Honey and Lemon juice. Our friends took home some Melipona Honey to treat a cataract. I sure hope it works....
Regardless, I will be more that happy to recommend this tour to anyone
4 based on 352 reviews
My wife and I spent a 1/2 day here after a walk through Coba Ruins. The town center was very alive with vendors, restaurants, and towns people. The tourist to locals ratio was substantially in favor of the locals. We were looking to get off the beaten path and this was as far as time would allow us to get. The setting was very scenic and had a historical, old charm to it. Everyone was friendly and everything was well maintained. parking is a bit of a challenge and will require some patience, especially on a weekend. The local restaurant had very good food and the was of great value compared to the cost-cheap eats, quality service and excellent authentic food. A very worthwhile little adventure.
4 based on 527 reviews
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.
For the inexperienced eye, this can be another church from the many we have in Mexico, but the are some frescoes that really got my attention. Just at the side parts of the transept, you will find one of the most beautiful pieces you will see... they are untouched, no restoration at all up to this moment so basically they are a national treasure.
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