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10 things to do in Valladolid, Yucatán

10 things to do in Valladolid, Yucatán, VallaMapa

Tourists who visit Valladolid always leave in awe of this place, before you arrive, check out these 10 things to do in Valladolid, Yucatán and don’t miss the best tourist attractions in the city.

Known among the Yucatecans as the Sultana del Oriente the city is home to thousands of attractions that will make your visit an unforgettable experience.

What I should know before visiting Valladolid, Yucatán.

This city is a small town with unique traditions and customs. The hospitality of the people of Valladolid is immense and without a doubt they will make you feel at home and very safe in the company of your family. 

Like any Yucatecan city, the heat and strong rays of the sun stand out during the afternoons so take your precautions. Cap and sunscreen will be enough.

Once installed, you may wonder what places to visit in Valladolid? Well, there are many attractions of adventure, for the family and much more, you will love everything.

Family experiences in Valladolid.

If you want to do something as a family in Valladolid, there are some options for you.


Vallazoo is a wildlife reserve located on the outskirts of the city of Valladolid. Access has a cost of $ 80 pesos for Mexicans and $ 30 pesos for locals.

The tour is a great experience, your guides will tell you about each endemic species that this beautiful place keeps.

In addition to being able to see all these animals, the place also has a lodging service: some beautiful cabins in the company of a swimming pool; ideal for the weather of Valladolid.

As if that weren’t enough, they have a mini-golf course and a lake with boats. These attractions have an extra cost but are fully accessible.


A tour in Turibus does not dislike anyone, especially if it is about getting to know the city of Valladolid for the first time. This tour has a cost of $ 80 pesos per person and will allow you to know the streets and the most representative neighborhoods of the Pueblo Mágico.


Visit the Sisal park.

Perfect for a picnic or an afternoon of ball games. In this garden, in front of the beautiful Ex-Convent, there is plenty of space to run and play. You can bring a blanket and sit down to eat while the children play.

It is best to attend after 5 pm as the sun is setting and the heat is decreasing. Bring lots of water and tennis.

Are you looking for really fun activities in Valladolid? …

ATV Adventours Xkekén. 

An ATV tour that reaches a cenote! WOOW!

Our friends from ATV Xkekén give you a tour of a path through the jungle, I must tell you that the road is a little extreme at times but thanks to that everything becomes more fun.

Cenote Secreto Maya. 

A Pet Friendly cenote 30 minutes from Valladolid. Cabins and trails surrounded by the beautiful characteristic Yucatan jungle.

The crystal clear waters of this cenote are perfect to be able to swim, the best way to cool off.

Visit a beekeeping park.

If you are staying in Valladolid there are two very close options: Jardín Alak and Xkopek. In either of these two parks you can hire a tour with food included.

At Jardín Alak I recommend its fresh lemon water with an infusion of bougainvillea, you will love it.

My recommendation for Xkopek is that you arrive early and hire the day pass so that you can enter the pool and cool off.

MexiGo Tours

Bicycle tours and outings to impressive places very close to Valladolid. Sounds good right? Well, our friends at MexiGo have it all and are always ready to welcome you. Check all their tours … they are many so you will have a lot of options.

Recommendation: call and reserve in advance, it will be your best option if you want to go to a tourist place outside of Valladolid, contact this agency. I leave your website below so you can search and reserve what you need.

Valladolid at night.

Calzada de los Frailes. 

Unmissable stop in Valladolid, Yucatán: the Calzada de los Frailes. A walk on the Calzada and your life is restarted. Whether in the morning or at night, taking a walk around here is a must in the city.

Shops, boutiques, hotels, restaurants, bars and even a real estate agency. All in the same place. My special recommendation is that it be visited at night, making a stop at a bar or cafeteria is ideal.

Video Mapping 

Once you have covered the entire road (walking from the center of the city) you will find one of the largest and most important Ex-Convents of Yucatan.

In addition to being centuries old, this space is surrounded by a large garden where you can take your pet or have a quiet picnic with your partner.

At 9 pm there is a projection of light and sound on the walls of the beautiful enclosure. At 9:15 the same production begins but in the English language. It is something that you should not miss if you want to know the history of Valladolid, Yucatán in 10 minutes.

In that same place you will find the letters of Valladolid, by the way, they are completely hand painted and each one represents an important aspect of the city.

The unmissable marquesitas of Valladolid

After all this do not forget to go through marquesitas with Tío Batman in the Main Park “Francisco Cantón Rosado”. Go on time because the waiting time is a bit long.

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