Monday, March 10, 2014

Valladolid, Yucatan. La Pueblo Magico!

The journey from PDC to Valladolid was uneventful and on time. Our accommodation for the next 7 nights was Casa Hamaca. ( ),rave reviews on Tripadvisor influenced our choice and, overall, we were not disappointed. We probably stayed a couple of nights longer than we needed but given that Della was proper poorly during our stay it meant that we could sight see and explore the town at a relaxed pace.

Our first full day in town and we made the most of it visiting the small but interesting local museum, spending time browsing the market, experienced our first cenote, people watched in the main plaza and finished of the day with a scrummy meal at Conatas restaurant, a short stroll from our B & B and worthy of it's excellent reputation.

Infact, the food we ate whilst staying in Valladolid was one of several highlights. We did not have one meal that wasn't first class and that included a meal of quesadillas in an authentic hole in the wall eatery. Other highlights included a trip to the Mayan ruins at Ek Balam and the main event, a day trip to the famous Mayan site at Chichen Itza and which will have a post of it's own!

The town of Valladolid itself did impress us not least because it was compact, colourful and real.


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