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Polaroid of the Week: Valladolid, Yucatan

Polaroid of the Week: Valladolid, Yucatan

Last Updated on February 22, 2021

Valladolid is a little town on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula where we decided to stop for a couple of days on our way to Playa del Carmen. Although Valladolid is with a population of 45,000 considerably big, it has more the feel of a sleepy Mexican village, with pastel colored colonial buildings and a tranquil town center. A lot of the women still wear the typical Mayan dresses and sell hand-made dresses and other crafts around the town square. Valladolid is mainly famous for a cenote (underwater sinkhole) in the town center and the nearby Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, however, it has luckily been spared by mass tourism (so far).


Friday 25th of February 2011

Beautiful pictures, I love them, I'm living in Valladolid and I really like it, it's good to see people interested in this place, there are some foreing people living here too.


Friday 25th of February 2011

Thank you! We have been to a lot of places since we visited Valladolid in September, but it is still one of our favorite places!! We wrote another post about this beautiful town:

Please don’t go to Valladolid… | Globetrottergirls

Wednesday 24th of November 2010

[...] to Valladolid…Please don’t go to Valladolid – I’d like to keep this town for myself… Valladolid was only supposed to be a quick stop before our month-long stay in Playa del Carmen, but it turned [...]


Saturday 21st of August 2010

Looks gorgeous!