Valladolid is a charming colonial town located between Tulum and Merida. Its close proximity to Ek' Balam and Chichén Itzá make it an ideal place to unwind and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.
Embrace the leisurely pace of life here. Walk around and absorb the vibrantly colored stucco walls and authentic Mayan feel.
Step into the courtyard of restaurant La Casona de Valladolid and view the exquisitely mosaiced Shrine to the Virgin Mary.
Visit the colonial era cathedral and ex-convent; Convent de San Bernardino de Siena. For lunch, there are two great restaurants close by. Yerbabuena is a lovely cafe and garden located directly across the street. They serve casual Mexican fare with vegetarian options. If you prefer a more upscale setting, with Yucatecan cuisine, visit Taberna de los Failes. The shrimp tacos al pastor is the standout dish there.
The Coqui Coqui Residence and Spa is also located on Calle 41A. The bohemian chic hotel emanates a soft understated luxury and rustic beauty. The Valladolid location has one suite, a stunning spa, and houses their flagship perfumeria.
All Coqui Coqui perfumes are made with ingredients native to the Yucatan Peninsula. My personal favorite is Tabaco, a tobacco leaf perfume peppered with notes of citrus.
Make sure to enjoy a selection of artisanal chocolates, coffee, and tea at Coqui Coqui's Parisian style cafe, Café de Los Frailes. The presentation is elegant and the experience unique.
Tip: There are a several cenote's located around Valladolid. Sadly, I did not have the time to experience them but I found a great blog post with detailed descriptions and logistics.