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Article Visit of Valladolid

Town in the middle of the Yucatan

Petr Liška
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Visit of Valladolid
Inserted: 29.05.2013
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This town with five thousand inhabitants benefits from its strategic position at the crossroads connecting Cancun and Tulum with Merida and lies in the proximity to major yucatan ruins of Chichen Itza that are just 40 km away. It is the third largest city in the Yucatan peninsula, it is relatively very green, square-shaped with nice houses and renowned confectionaries. Mayan women offer here huipiles (traditional embroidered blouses). Popular trips are just outside the town to the beautiful underground cenots, where you can also have a swim.
 

Typical architecture in Valladolid

Buildings in the town are in good condition and the town also gives generally clean and tidy impression.
 

Typical architecture in Valladolid
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Peaceful intersection

The local housebuilding is really nice and also quite interesting for tourists from different cultures.

Peaceful intersection
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Ice cream stall

There are a lot of ice cream stalls in Valladolid.
 

Ice cream stall
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Choice of ice lollies

In the local confectionary there is a huge choice of ice lollies, just choose …

Choice of ice lollies
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Fountain in downtown

The town center is made up by a little kitschy fountain surrounded by a beautiful park.

Fountain in downtown
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Cenote Dzitnup (Cenote Samula y Xquequen

One of the biggest attractions in Yucatan are underground karst caves covered with water – cenotes. One of them (Dzitnup or called also Cenote Samula y Xquequen) is only 7 km in the west of Valladolid. It was probably discovered in the 50th of the last century by a pig, which fell into it. Probably this also explains the hole in the ceiling, which together with electric lighting supplies even more beautiful impression of space. Moreover, it is not only classic cave tour, but there is a possibility take a refreshing swim in the underground „dungeon“. On the other hand, it is relatively tiny, so most tourists make it whole in a half hour.

Cenote Dzitnup (Cenote Samula y Xquequen
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Swimming in cenote

The water is very clean and refreshing. Thus e we strongly recommend swimming here.

Swimming in cenote
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