Valladolid Yucatan is located strategically between Merida and Cancun, making it an ideal place to explore the Yucatan Peninsula. This quaint and colorful destination has many hidden gems to discover: archaeological sites, colonial mansions and mysterious cenotes amidst the jungle.
Valladolid is a magical town, and one of the most prominent colonial cities in the state of Yucatan. Many tourists enjoy the local attractions, such as gastronomy, music, color and culture.
For those looking for beach vacations, the coast is only 90 minutes away, and you get to choose among Tulum, Playa del Carmen and the Yucatan coast. Staying in Valladolid means that you get to enjoy the Peninsula, for a fraction of the cost.
Undoubtedly, Valladolid, both day and night is a magical city full of culture and magic, and nothing is more traditional than the Barrios in town. Explore with us some of the central neighborhoods in Valladolid.
In the centre of the city is the church of San Servacio, initially built facing west. After a murder was committed inside of the church, the authorities decided to change it to its current location in 1706.
Downtown Valladolid is full of shops, restaurants, street vendors and everything that makes you feel the Mexican town real vibe. Something you cannot miss visiting is the Zaci Artisanal market, located right in front of the plaza, and buy some regional crafts.
Barrio Sisal and Calzada de Los Frailes
The Sisal neighborhood was initially known as Sis-Ha (Fresh Water), a place in which the Franciscans built a convent in honor of San Bernardino de Siena. This convent was built from 1552 to 1560, and is one of the oldest in Mexico.
This convent has a beautiful cenote in their grounds, which was the source of fresh water for the monks, who grew their vegetables, taught their religion and encouraged human settlement.
Some of the attractions in this neighborhood are the shopping and fine dining on the Calzada de Los Frailes: a colourful street with restored colonial houses.
The best breakfast of Valladolid is served in Yerbabuena de Sisal, just across the Convent.
Also, every night there is a video mapping show at the grounds of the convent, in Spanish at 8 pm and in English at 8.30 pm.
To be continued…