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Top 10 Valladolid, Mexico Things to Do

Updated: Sep 3, 2021

Whether you will be spending One Day in Valladolid, Mexico, or a week like I did my second time visiting, you will love the charming colonial town.


In 2019, I visited Valladolid as a Community Manager with Airbnb Experiences in Atlanta on a hosted trip with Airbnb Adventures and fell in love. We spent one night in Valladolid, and I immediately planned to come back and spend more time.


From the moment I arrived in Valladolid, Mexico to my pink house Airbnb, I knew I 100% made the right choice. I love how much there is to explore in Valladolid from wandering the colorful streets to immersing yourself in nature like with the best Cenotes nearby.


My Top 10 Valladolid, Mexico Things to Do includes biking and walking around town, San Servacio Church, Francisco Canton Park, Calle Frailes, Chichen Itza, four Cenotes, and foodie experiences!




Valladolid, Mexico Top 10 Things to Do



Valladolid, Mexico

Valladolid, Mexico has beautiful colonial architecture all around the city, incredible Cenotes in and near town, and is a great place to access visiting Chichen Itza, one of the new 7 Wonders of the world from. It is about 2 hours from Cancun, and easily accessible via Ado Bus and a rental car.


I share more on Valladolid including fun facts in my One Day in Valladolid, Mexico:

Itinerary to Transform and Travel.




Valladolid, Mexico Stay

I visited Valladolid from August 9 to August 15, 2021. For my visit to Valladolid, I stayed at an incredible pink house I found on Airbnb. From the moment I found the Airbnb in 2020, I knew I would stay here.



Airbnb in Valladolid, Mexico





All shots are my own on Canon EOSM100, Sony A330, and/or my iPhone 12 Mini or via Airbnb.


Valladolid, Mexico in Under 60 Seconds

Yes, I may have spent about a week in Valladolid, Mexico.

At the same time, I may still condense the experience in under 60 seconds!

You are welcome!





Top 10 Valladolid, Mexico Things to Do

You will find so many things to do in Valladolid, Mexico. Since I visited Valladolid before, I already had some things in mind to do during my visit. At the same time, I learned about new places via my Airbnb host too!


I loved spending hours walking and biking around town, sitting at the fountain at the center of town enjoying a Marquesita (check out the food section!), immersing myself in nature at the Cenotes, visiting Chichen Itza, hanging out with my friend Diana from the Mayan Jungle Cabana Airbnb in Tulum, and of course foodie experiences!


I am sharing what I experienced, and logistics to consider in planning your visit.

This is something I keep in mind always to save you time and money.


In putting together the Top 10 Valladolid, Mexico Things to Do, I considered how I would experience the colonial city knowing what I know now, and to make it easy, efficient and enjoyable for you!


1 Walking and Biking around Valladolid

Valladolid is one of those colonial cities where you may get lost for hours walking and biking around town. The beautiful colonial architecture all around the city and incredible streets will have you marveling, Not to mention, the adorable coffee shops and gardens you will come across.


On my first day in town, I walked to the center about 1 mile away from my Airbnb. I love wandering freely. On my third day in town, Diana visited and we met up at Pitagores Cafe del Profesor to go to Cenote Zaci (Cenote in town that I visited in 2019).


It ended up being closed for renovation so we went to Cenote Ikeken instead via taxi.

Later that evening, we met in town again to wander the town center.


Walking and biking in Valladolid, Mexico is a great and free activity to do in town!



Valladolid, Mexico Airbnb


Whether you spend One Day in Valladolid, or longer, walking and biking a lot is a MUST!

 

2 Francisco Canton Park

Right when you arrive in the center of town, you will find Francisco Canton Park. It is a great place to walk around, sit by the fountain, and try food like Elotes and Marquesitas especially in the evening!


The first time I visited in 2019, we spent hours in the evening at the park. In 2021, Diana and I visited in the evening and spent hours by the fountain listening to the water.


I went several times on my own sitting by the fountain too.