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Best Hotels in Valladolid Mexico for All Budgets

Are you looking for where to stay in Valladolid Mexico? Valladolid is one of my favourite destinations in Mexico and a must-visit city on your Yucatan itinerary. In this post, you will find the best hotels in Valladolid Mexico, for all budgets, including luxury, unique and best-value Valladolid hotels. 

Valladolid is one of the ‘pueblos magicos’, which in Spanish means magic city, and there is an excellent reason why the city received this honourable title! Apart from the Chichen Itza and Valladolid cenotes, the city is a great destination in its own right. Picture quaint churches, pastel-painted buildings lining the colourful streets, and tranquil parks where you can taste some of the best street food and watch the local, laid-back vibe. 

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Hotel Zentik Project

The best hotel in Mexico Valladolid – unique with cute decor and a cave pool.

Best Hotel in Valladolid for Couples

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Casa Tia Micha

Honeymoon suites with private spa bath. 

Best Budget Valladolid Hotel

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Hotel Casa Bamboo

Budget rooms, including family suites with shared kitchen and pool.

Best Hotels in Valladolid Mexico Table

Here is the summary of all the best hotels in Valladolid Mexico reviewed in this post.

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The view of the Church of Saint Servacio & Parque Principal in Valladolid.
Valladolid HotelBudgetLocationWhy stay there?
Colonte Hotel OrigenLuxury3-minute walk to Calzada de Los FrailesSpacious room, pool
Hotel Waye Luxury8-minute walk to Calzada de Los FrailesFamily rooms, pool
Verde MoradaLuxuryOn Calzada de Los FrailesTop location, pool
Hotel Zentik Project & Saline CaveUnique1.8 km of Valladolid’s main squereAdults only, cave pool, spa
Le Muuch Hotel BoutiqueUnique6-minute walk to the main square2 pools, kitchen
Casa Tia MichaUnique3-minute walk to the main squareHoneymoon suites & spa bath
Hotel Posada San JuanHacienda8-minute walk to the main squareRooms with hammocks, pool
Hacienda Kaan AcHacienda5 km from ValladolidHistoric castle-like rooms, pool
Casa Quetzal Boutique HotelHacienda3-minute walk to Calzada de Los FrailesPool, spa & yoga
Hotel FundadoresWith Kitchen5-minute walk to the main squarePicturesque hacienda, pool
SuucilhaWith Kitchen1.5 km of Calzada de Los FrailesStudio apartment
CASA TUNICH NAJWith Kitchen10-minute walk to the main squarePool & breakfast
Hotel Casa BambooBudget5-minute walk to Calzada de Los FrailesFamily rooms, pool, shared kitchen
Hotel Casa HipilBudget5-minute walk to the main squareFamily rooms, pool, shared kitchen
Hotel Las FrailesBudget10-minute walk to Calzada de Los FrailesSpacious family rooms, pool.

Where to Stay in Valladolid Mexico?

If you’re wondering where to stay Valladolid Mexico, here are the best two areas to stay:

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Valladolid main squere.
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La Calzada de los Frailes

Parque Principal | is the main city square, also referred to as zocalo Valladolid Mexico where people hang out in the early evenings and where you can get the best street food in Valladolid. It is also the starting place for free walking tour Valladolid Mexico and one of the best places where to eat in Valladolid Mexico.

La Calzada de Los Frailes | is Valladolid’s walking street with a selection of hipster cafes, restaurants, interesting boutiques and souvenir shops. The street connects the city’s centre with the ex-convent and the historic Mayan neighbourhood of Sisal. 

Valladolid is a fairly small city, so the best area to stay in Valladolid Mexico is somewhere between the main square and the walking street. Almost all hotels in Valladolid Mexico reviewed in this post are situated within walking distance to both places.

Unique Valladolid Hotels

If you’re looking for super unique best places to stay in Valladolid Mexico, this section is for you. Whether you’re on a honeymoon, celebrating a special occasion or simple love boutique accommodation, here are the three best hotels Valladolid Mexico has on offer. 

Hotel Zentik Project & Saline CaveUnique Adults-Only Hotel with cave pool & spa.

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Best for | Romantic couples stay, Instagrammable photos.

Location | Zentik Hotel is located on the eastern side of Valladolid, 1.8 km from Valladolid’s main square, which is around a 22-minute walk. Cenote Zaci and the city’s market – Mercado Municipal, are located a 15-minutes walk from the hotel 

Rooms | Zentik Project Hotel features a range of rooms, from standard double rooms with thatched roofs and colourful wall art to suites that come with an outdoor bath.  

Facilities | Hotel Zentik Project Valladolid features a unique cave with hot and salty water and another outdoor pool surrounder my loungers and hammocks. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary American breakfast with coffee or tequila, free parking, a spa centre, an onsite restaurant, and a bar. The Zentik boutique hotel also features 12 stunning murals created by local artists. 

Le Muuch Hotel Valladolid Mexico – Boutique rooms (kitchen option) + 2 pools.

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Best for | Couples, groups of friends or family, Instagrammable photos.

Location | Le Muuch Hotel is situated right in the heart of Valladolid, a 6-minute walk north of the main square and a 14-minute walk to La Calzada de Los Frailes. 

Rooms | The hotel has a range of rooms, from double family suites to a super deluxe suite with an outdoor bathtub. All rooms are equipped with a patio, a coffee machine and a fridge, while some come with a kitchen. The hotel also boasts a restaurant and a bar. 

Facilities | This boutique hotel Valladolid Mexico features two pools – one indoor and one outdoor, a complimentary a la carte breakfast, free parking, an in-house restaurant and a bar and airport shuttle service. 

Casa Tia MichaHoneymoon suites with spa bath.

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Best for | Couples. 

Location | Casa Tia Micha is situated just a 3-minute walk east of Valladolid’s main square and an 8-minute walk to la Calzada de Los Frailes. 

Rooms | The hotel features a range of rooms from standard double to honeymoon suite that comes with a spa bath. All rooms come with a coffee machine and a minibar, and some also have a patio. 

Facilities | The hotel facilities include an outdoor pool set in a garden, free parking and a complimentary breakfast.  

Luxury Hotels in Valladolid Mexico

In this section, you’ll find the very best luxury Valladolid hotels Mexico.

Colonte Hotel OrigenSpacious, elegant double rooms + garden & pool.

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Best for | Couples.

Location | Colonte Hotel Valladolid is situated in the heart of the city, a 3-minute walk to the pedestrianised street of Calzada de Los Frailes and a 7-minute walk to the city’s main square and park – Parque Principal. 

Rooms | Hotel Colonte features tastefully decorated, spacious double rooms with a pool or garden view. All rooms come with an ensuite bathroom equipped with bathrobes and complimentary toiletries, and some rooms come with a patio. 

Facilities | The hotel boasts an outdoor, small pool set in a lush garden and an in-house restaurant. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast.

Hotel Waye Double & family rooms + rooftop pool.

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Best for | Families or groups of friends.

Location | Hotel Waye is situated on the western side of the city, an 8-minute walk to la Calzada de Los Frailes with a range of excellent restaurants and a 15-minute walk to the main square.

Rooms | Waye Hotel in Valladolid boasts a range of rooms, from twin and double rooms to family suites that features a private outdoor patio. All rooms come with tasteful decor, including colourful ceramic floors, a desk and an ensuite bathroom. Rooms service is also available. 

Facilities | The hotel facilities include a restaurant and a bar. Guests can also enjoy an outdoor pool, complimentary breakfast and free parking. 

Verde Morada ValladolidA hotel with xcellent location.

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Best for | Couples.

Location | Hotel Verde Morada Valladolid has a fantastic location, right on the lovely walking street of Calzada de Los Frailes, close to some of the best Valladolid restaurants and cafes. The ex-convent is only a 5-minute walk, and the city’s main square is located within a 10-minute walk.

Rooms | This Valladolid Mexico hotel features double rooms with colourful tiled floors and a patio. Some rooms overlook the inner courtyard with a pool and others the street.  All rooms come with an ensuite bathroom, a minibar and a desk. 

Facilities | Verde Morada Hotel features an outdoor pool, a sun terrace, a restaurant and a garden. There is also a complimentary breakfast and free parking available to guests. 

Best Hacienda Hotels in Valladolid Mexico 

This section is for all those that want to experience staying in a traditional colonial hacienda. Haciendas were large estates built by the Spanish in Mexico that served as an enterprise and also consisted of housing. 

Here is the list of the best Valladolid Mexico hotels hacienda-style. 

Hotel Posada San JuanRooms with hammocks + pool.

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Best for | Families & groups of friends. 

Location | Hotel Posada San Juan is located an 8-minute walk south of the city’s main square and Parque Principal and a 12-minute walk to la Calzada de Los Frailes with a range of excellent Valladolid restaurants. 

Rooms | The property has on offer a range of rooms that include double and family rooms. All rooms come with wooden furniture and feature a colourful tiled floor, an ensuite bathroom and a hammock. Some rooms come with a patio and a seating area. 

Facilities | The hotel boasts an outdoor pool and lounging area, an in-house restaurant and a bar. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast and free parking. 

Hacienda Kaan AcRoyal castle-like suites + pool.

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Best for | Unique stay for couples or families.

Location | This gorgeous 16th-century hacienda is located 5 km north of Valladolid city centre. 

Rooms | Set in a 16th-century mansion, Hacienda Kaan Ac features a range of rooms, including royal suites with stone walls, antique wooden furniture and a private pool. They also have family villas set in the hacienda’s garden.  

Facilities | The hacienda’s facilities include an extensive garden, a large pool, an onsite restaurant serving local cuisine and a bar. Free parking is available to guests, as well as a complimentary breakfast. 

Casa Quetzal Boutique HotelSpacious rooms & cabins + pool, yoga & spa.

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Best for | Couples, families, groups of friends.

Location | Casa Quetzal is right by the historic ex-convent of Saint Bernardin of Sienna in the Sisal neighbourhood and a 3-minutes walk to the walking street – Calzada de Los Frailes. The city’s main square is a 15-minute walk. 

Rooms | The property boasts a range of rooms, including double, various suites and cabins with a private kitchen.  

Facilities | This hacienda hotel in Valladolid Mexico, features an outdoor pool set in a lush garden and a lounging area. Hotel guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, yoga classes and spa services. The hacienda provides free parking.  

Best Hotels in Valladolid Mexico, with Private Kitchen

If you’re looking for the best hotels in Valladolid Yucatan equipped with a private kitchen, here they are.

Hotel FundadoresPicturesque hacienda – rooms with kitchenette + pool. 

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Best for | Families and groups of friends. 

Location | The hotel is located a 5-minute walk north of Valladolid’s main square and 9 minutes from the city’s walking street – La Calzada de Los Frailes. 

Rooms | The property boasts a range of rooms from double and quadruple to family suites with a private kitchen and patio. 

Facilities | Fundadores Hotel Valladolid Mexico is set in a picturesque hacienda that features a courtyard with a pool and free parking for guests. 

SuucilhaValladolid airbnb style apartment.  

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Best for | Families.

Location | Suucilha apartments are located 1.5 km from Valladolid’s walking street – La Calzada de Los Frailes, and 1.8 km from Parque Principal and the city’s main square (both around a 20-minutes walk). 

Rooms & facilities | The apartments are equipped with a private and fully equipped kitchen, a coffee machine, a dining area, flat-screen TV, a bathroom and a balcony. They can sleep 1-4 adults.  

CASA TUNICH NAJ – Simple rooms with kitchen + pool. 

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Best for | Couples.

Location | This Valladolid hotel Mexico is located a 10-minutes walk north of Valladolid’s main square and 12 minutes to Calzada de Los Frailes. 

Rooms | The double rooms at Casa Tunich Naj are equipped with a private kitchen, including a coffee machine, a dishwasher and an oven, as well as a seating area and patio. 

Facilities | The property features an inner courtyard with a small pool, sun lounging area, complimentary breakfast, and free parking. 

Budget Hotels in Valladolid Yucatan Mexico

Finally, in this last section, you will find the best budget hotels in Valladolid Yucatan Mexico.

Hotel Casa BambooCute accommodation in Valladolid with a shared kitchen & pool. 

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Best for | Friends, couples and families. 

Location | Casa Bamboo hotel Valladolid Yucatan Mexico has an excellent location – a 5-minute walk to Calzada de Los Frailes and about a 7-minute walk to the city’s main square. 

Rooms | The property features ensuite, simply-furnished rooms that can sleep up to 4 persons. 

Facilities | Facilities at this self-catering accommodation Valladolid Mexico include a garden, a hotel terrace and a shared kitchen.

Hotel Casa HipilCosy family rooms with shared kitchen and pool. 

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Best for | Friends and families. 

Location | Hotel Casa Hipil Valladolid is located a 5-minute walk north of Parque Principal and the city’s main square. 

Rooms | A range of different rooms is available at this Valladolid hotel – from double to family suites. All have a cosy decor and come with a private bathroom, and some also feature a balcony or patio. 

Facilities | The hotel’s facilities include a shared dining room and kitchen, lobby, reading lounge with computer equipment, an outdoor pool and free parking.

Hotel Los Frailes Spacious rooms + breakfast & pool. 

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Best for | Couples, families and groups of friends.

Location | Hotel Los Frailes Valladolid Yucatan is located a 10-minutes walk to the famous Valladolid’s walking street – Calzada de Los Frailes and 1.8 km from the city’s main squaere – Parque Principal.

Rooms | This bed and breakfast Valladolid Mexico property features a wide range of rooms, from simple double rooms to family rooms. 

Facilities | Hotel Los Frailes boasts a large outdoor pool set in a garden, a restaurant and a bar. A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning, and guests also have access to free parking.  

Valladolid Mexico Travel Tips

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Where is Valladolid Mexico?

Valladolid is situated on the Yucatan Peninsula, tucked between the famous holiday resort – Cancun and up and coming tourist destination – Merida. Both cities can be reached within two hours from Valladolid. Valladolid is also only about a 45-minutes drive away from Chichen Itza, 1.5 hours from Tulum and about 2 hours from Playa del Carmen.  

Is Valladolid Mexico Worth Visiting?

Valladolid is the ideal base for visiting Chichen Itza and some of the best cenotes in Yucatan, but also, the city is a destination worth visiting in its own right. What I loved the most about Valladolid is its colourful, colonial architecture, including the ex-convent and the main Valladolid Mexico church located in the picturesque main square. I also enjoyed the excellent dining scene and the relaxed, small-town vibe. 

Best Things to Do in Valladolid Mexico

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The view from Palacio Municipal in Valladolid.
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Convento de San Bernardino de Siena Valladolid.

Apart from being an excellent base for visiting the New World Wonder – Chichen Itza, Valladolid City Mexico is an excellent destination in its own right! If your itinerary allows you, I recommend having at least one full day to explore the city and take in its colonial charm. 

What to do in Valladolid Mexico? Here are some of the top things to do in Valladolid Mexico, but for a complete guide to visiting Valladolid Mexico, read the full guide:

Read | Valladolid Mexico – Guide + 30 Things to Do

Visit Iglesia de San Servacio 

Dating back to the 18th century, the city’s main church of Saint Servatius sits on the southern side of Valladolid’s main square and is the perfect place to start exploring the city. The church boasts a stone-carved facade with arabesques, a royal crown, a white sparrow hawk,  a palm and a clock. 

Chill in Parque Principal

Situated in the heart of the city, Parque Principal in Valladolid is the centre of action and afternoon social gatherings. Come here in the late afternoon or early evening, when the park fills with families, couples and friends talking and chilling in its shade. In the evening, you can also find here the best marquesitas and churros vendors! Having a marquesita in the city’s main park is by far one of the best things to do Valladolid Mexico!

Stroll La Calzada de los Frailes 

Taking a leisurely stroll along La Calzada de Los Frailes is one of the best Valladolid Mexico things to do! The street connects the city centre with the Convent of San Bernardino and the Sisal neighbourhood. Here you can find hipster cafes such as Le Kaat, specialising in healthy international cuisine with a Mexican twist, artisanal ice cream shops and artisanal coffee. This semi-pedestrianised street is also great for shopping for unique souvenirs and sustainable fashion. 

Explore Convento de San Bernardino de Siena

At the end of the Road of the Friars, you will find a large complex of the ex Franciscan convent, built in the 16th century to educate and convert the indigenous people to Christianity. The convent has a large facade that features a long arched hallway and a renaissance-style stone-carved doorway. In front of the complex, there is a lovely area with a small park and lush lawn, excellent for picnics. 

Best Day Trips from Valladolid Mexico

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Chichen Itza.
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Izamal Mexico.

Here are some of the best things to see in Valladolid Mexico area!

Take a tour to Chichen Itza 

Chichen Itza was a super important Mayan city back in 600 AD that boasted a robust economy and architectural superiority, and visiting is an absolute Yucatan must see!

There are numerous ways you can visit Chichen Itza; one of them is taking a private Chichen Itza Tour from Valladolid. You can also visit Chichen Itza independently. Rent a car in Cancun or a scooter in Valladolid and drive to Chichen Itza yourself. You can also take a Colectivo bus from Valladolid city centre. 

Explore Valladolid Cenotes

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Cenote Oxman.
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Cenote Suytun.

Cenote Suytun | One of the most famous cenotes in Mexico, and even the world, Cenote Suytun is a must-see place when visiting Valladolid Mexico! I bet you’ve seen a photo of it on Instagram! It’s the one with a circular platform in the middle of the cenote pool and impressive stalactites hanging from the cenote roof. Directly above the platform, there is a small opening in the cave roof, and at around midday on a sunny day, a beautiful sunbeam shines through the roof over the platform. Suytun Cenote is located 15 km east of Valladolid, and you can add it to your day itinerary when visiting Cenote Oxman. 

Cenote Oxman | Cenote Oxman is a semi-open cenote with lush lianas hanging from the top. Two sets of wooden stairs provide access to the cenote pool, and there is also a jumping platform with a Tarzan robe, which is the best part of Oxman Cenote. Oxman is also a lovely cenote to spend your whole day, there is a lovely pool and sunloungers area, which access is included in the standard ticket price. Cenote Oxman is located only a few kilometres away from the centre of Valladolid. 

Cenote Dzitnup | Another great cenote to visit near (4 km) Oxman Cenote is Cenote Dzitnup. Dzitnup actually consists of two cenotes – Cenote Xkeken, which is a cavern cenote and a semi-open Cenote Samula, with crystal clear water and a large roof opening which brings a beautiful light beam inside the cenote cave.    

Cenote Saamal | Cenote Saamal is also situated near (only 2.6 km) Hacienda San Lorenzo Oxman Cenote, and you can combine the two cenotes into one visit! Saamal is an open cenote with a small waterfall feature and an awesome jumping platform. 

Cenote Hubiku | Cenote Hubiku is a cavern cenote, located 17 km north of Valladolid, on the way to the ruins of Ek Balam. The cenote is 27 meters deep and has 20 meters high cave. The water in the cenote is super refreshing and has around 20 degrees Celsius (68 F). The water is super clear and chilly!  

For more incredible cenotes, check this post – A Guide to 15 Epic Valladolid Cenotes

You can also visit cenotes on tour, and here are the two best cenote tours:

All-Inclusive Tour Cenotes Valladolid | On this tour, you will visit three incredible cenotes – Cenote Suytun, Cenote Chukum and Chichikan. The tour includes water and lunch, and leaves from Valladolid. 

Cenote Tour Valladolid by Bike | On this Valladolid cenote tour, you will visit Cenote Oxman and Cenote Xkeken, as well as a local market and a Mayan village where you will learn more about the Mayan culture and learn how to make tortillas. 

Climb the Piramid at Ek Balam 

Ek Balam

Situated 30 minutes drive north of Valladolid Yuc Mexico, the archaeological site of Ek Balam is one of the most popular and easy day trips from Valladolid.

Ek Balam, which means “the black jaguar”, was an important Mayan city built between 100 & 300 A.D. and inhabited for over 1000 years, covering 12 km squared and encompassing 45 structures, including two castles, multiple temples, city walls, a ball court and the largest pyramid 30 meters high – El Torre

Today, we can only see about 2 km square of the city, with the most important buildings located on the Central and South Plazas. The sheer sizes and intricate decorative techniques indicate how sophisticated the creators of this grand city were.   

If you have more time, after exploring the ruins, head to the Ek Balam Cenote, which is situated within the same archaeological site. Ek Balam or Cenote Xcanche is a mostly open cenote with 90 meters deep water and lush greenery covering its walls. Most tourists only visit the ruins, so you may have it entirely to yourself!

Visit Izamal – the Yellow Town of Yucatan 

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Visiting the quaint town of Izamal is the best Valladolid day trip you can take, and I highly recommend you check this cute town out! Izamal is also known as the Yellow City, and when you arrive, you will quickly realise why it’s called that! All the buildings in its historic part are painted yellow! But why yellow, you may ask? The city was painted yellow (which is one of the papacy colours) for the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1993. 

Izamal Mexico has a chilled, small-town vibe, and it’s super compact and easy to explore on foot. Make sure you visit the historic Convento de San Antonio, located in the city’s heart and a tranquil park opposite the convent. 

If you’re an ancient history enthusiast, you will also be in for a treat because Izamal is home to five Mayan pyramids! The largest, 34 meters high, is the Kinich Kakmó dedicated to the Maya Sun god – Kinich Kak Moo (macaw of the solar fire face). Kinich Kakmo is the third-largest pyramid in the whole Yucatan Peninsula and one of the few that you can still climb! 

Private Izamal Tour

Read | Izamal Mexico – A Guide to the Yellow City of Yucatan

Visit the archaeological site of Coba

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The ruins of Coba are located 60 km southeast of Valladolid and 47 km of Tulum. Visiting Coba is one of the best things to do near Valladolid for ancient history lovers and explorers!

Coba was another super important Mayan settlement, and Coba means “waters stirred by the wind” as the settlement is surrounded by two large lagoons.

What’s unique about Coba is that it is a cluster of multiple Mayan cities, all connected to the central pyramid – Nohoch Mul, with a network of sacbéob, which are ceremonial white roads. The whole site is still largely undiscovered, but it is believed that there are over 6,000 structures! 

How much time do I need for Yucatan Valladolid?

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Valladolid has so much to offer, and it’s also an excellent base for exploring Chichen Itza and the most epic Yucatan cenotes, and you will need 3 days at the very least to explore the main things to see in Valladolid Mexico.

Valladolid Itinerary

1 Day | Valladolid city + Cenote Zaci

2 Day | Chichen Itza tour + Cenote Il Kil, Cenote Oxman & Cenote Dzitnup 

3 Day | Ek Balam, Cenote Chukum + Izamal or Cenote Suytun & Coba 

How is the Valladolid Mexico Nightlife?

When it comes to the nightlife Valladolid Mexico doesn’t have a huge choice. Apart from a few bars, most of the nightlife consists of a candlelit dinner with live music and a few cocktails or craft beer. I’m leaving below a few bars worth checking out:

St. Patrick’s Irish Pub | Nice courtyard. Location

Líbranos del Mal | Location

Absenta Pub | Off-beaten track, live music and craft beer. Location.

Is Valladolid Mexico Safe?

Valladolid is one of the safest cities to travel to in Mexico, including for solo female travellers. The city has a relaxed vibe, and I personally felt safe walking within the centre during the day and at night. This, however, doesn’t mean you should forget about all common sense precautions starting with good travel insurance, keeping an eye on your belongings and getting a taxi back to your hotel if you went drinking at night. 

Where to Go for Shopping in Valladolid Mexico?

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La Calzada de los Frailes Valladolid.

If you’re looking to do some shopping in Valladolid, there are two excellent places to do it. The first one is La Calzada de Los Frailes, with a small but really good selection of unique gift shops, arts & crafts and boutiques with sustainable fashion and accessories. Another good place to find some interesting shops in Valladolid is Calle 41, which connects La Calzada de Los Frailes with the city’s main square.  

How to get to Valladolid Yucatan?

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ADO bus station Valladolid Mexico.

From Cancun to Valladolid

The easiest way of getting from Cancun to Valladolid is by car. The distance is 156 km, the route is very straightforward, and the journey should take just over 2 hours. You can check for the best rates and availability at Discover Cars.

There is also a good Cancun Valladolid bus connection. You can catch the bus from ADO Terminal in downtown Cancun. There are multiple connections per day, and you can check the bus schedule – Cancun to Valladolid & Valladolid to Cancun on the ADO bus website. ADO Valladolid Bus Terminal is located within a 5-minutes walk from the city’s main square. 

Cancun Airport to Valladolid

The most convenient way of getting from Cancun airport to Valladolid is by car or with a private transfer, for example with Viator, which will save you a big hassle at the airport. If your flight arrives during the day, you can take an ADO bus to downtown Cancun and then another bus to Valladolid. 

TIP | If you’re arriving late at Cancun Airport, make sure you booked your transfer in advance! Cancun Airport is notorious for ripping off tourists and I, unfortunately, experienced it first handed!

From Tulum to Valladolid

The easiest way of getting to Valladolid from Tulum is to rent your own car with a pick-up in Tulum. You can check for the best rates and availability at Discover Cars

Another easy way of getting from Tulum to Valladolid is the ADO bus. You can catch this bus from the Tulum bus station. The Tulum Valladolid bus ticket costs around 150 pesos ($8). The return ticket from Valladolid to Tulum costs a similar amount. Check the schedule of bus Valladolid Tulum on the ADO website and book your ticket in advance because this connection is always busy.  

From Playa del Carmen to Valladolid

ADO buses also operate from Playa del Carmen, and the ADO bus station is located in the centre of the town. The distance between Playa del Carmen Valladolid is 141 km, and the bus will take around 2 hours. 

From Merida to Valladolid

There is also an ADO bus service in Merida. The ADO bus terminal is located near the historic centre. The distance between the cities is 163 km, and the ADO Valladolid Merida bus takes between 2.5 and 3 hours.  

How to get around Valladolid Mexico?

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Valladolid Mexico car rental

At the time of writing this post, there was no available car rental in Valladolid Mexico. If you want to rent a car, you will have to do it in Cancun, Tulum, Merida or Playa del Carmen. Check Discover Cars to arrange it in advance. 

Scooter rental 

You can also rent a scooter in downtown Valladolid. Ask your hotel for a recommendation or check the nearest scooter rental shops near where you’re staying. We used K’ox Balak and had an excellent experience. Expect to pay at least 500 pesos per day and don’t forget to ask for a discount if you’re renting for more than one day. Riding a scooter in this part of Mexico is relatively easy as the roads are not too busy. 

Valladolid Colectivos

Another way of getting to places near Valladolid is by a local bus called “colectivo”. They are a type of shared taxi, normally with no set timetable. The drivers typically wait until they have a full car before leaving. Unfortunately, there is no central stop, and you will have to ask around where to catch a colectivo depending on the destination.  

Valladolid Taxis 

You can also get to places by taxi, just hale one down on the street and don’t forget to negotiate the rate. Expect to pay around 50 pesos ($3.4) in Valladolid and at least 100 pesos for places outside of the city boundaries. 

Best Hotels in Valladolid Mexico Summary

I hope you this guide to the best hotels in Valladolid Mexico useful. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments sections.

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