RÍO LAGARTOS (1 h 48 min / 116 km, by car)
Río Lagartos is a beautiful fishing port. Travel by boat with stereo and see where all kinds of birds find a refuge to nest and feed. The flamingos offer a beautiful show when they arrive in large flocks, painting the sky pink. See the white herons, pelicans, cormorants, ospreys, storks, and sun-drenched crocodiles on the banks. At the end of the visit, enjoy a “Mayan Bath” that acts as a skin scrub, leaving a feeling of softness throughout the body.
LAS COLORADAS (1 h 48 min / 116 km, by car)
Las Coloradas is located on the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Visitors return again and again to enjoy the panorama of biodiversity thanks to its flora, fauna and its virgin beaches. The sea of Las Coloradas is dyed a very striking pink color due to the high concentration of microorganisms and the salt in the water.
EK BALAM (31 min / 27.5 km, by car)
Ek Balam (in the Mayan language, “The Black Jaguar”) is a Mayan archeological site in Yucatán, Mexico. It is located 30 km north of the city of Valladolid, 2 km from the Mayan town of Ek Balam. Most of the buildings are from the end of the classical period. The entrance to this site, protected by two walls, begins with a magnificent Mayan arch, then the buildings of the ceremonial center, the oval palace and a good sized Mayan ball game.
CHICHEN ITZA (43 min / 41.9 km, by car)
Chichen Itza is a world-famous complex of Mayan ruins found in the Mexican peninsula of Yucatán. A huge pyramid staircase known as the Castle dominates the ancient city of 6.5 km², which had its splendor from 600 AD until the thirteenth century. Graphical stone carvings are still preserved in structures such as the ball court, the temple of the warriors and the platform of the skulls. At night, light and sound shows illuminate the sophisticated geometry of the buildings.
MUNICIPAL MARKET “DONATO BATES” (12 min / 90 meters, on foot)
The Municipal Market of Valladolid, is one of the most frequented sites by our visitors, since it not only represents our culture and gastronomy, but in each of its corridors we find history, culture and tradition. This site becomes a picturesque place for its fruits, vegetables, flowers, and unique dishes, as well as the aromas of its condiments and dishes. Fall in love with each of the aromas, flavors, colors and confections that identify this city, named Magic Town. If you come to Valladolid, be sure to visit the “Donato Bates Herrera” market.