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).