Next stop: Valladolid, Yucatán
So my next stop in Yucatán is the small town of Valladolid. Apparently it’s quite popular as a romantic spot! Lively streets, colourful churches and clear water secret caves… It seems to be a great base for day trips, and since this is a road trip, it sounds good to me! A visit to a Cenote (clear water naturally formed skinholes as deep as 20 metres!). There is also Rio Lagarto, a heaven for pink flamingoes, 1h drive away from Valladolid.
Where to stay? I’ll be looking for an airbnb near Parque Francisco Canton Rosado (the main square). Every evening locals gather around the fountain for fast Mexican street food, games and traditional dancing practice. Valladolid is a town to chill, to take a stroll hand in hand, sit on a bench and let time slowly pass by…
Scientists believe that the dinosaur-killing asteroid that hit Earth 65 million years ago, struck the North of what is now the Yucatan Peninsula, forming the Chicxulub crater. This impact helped form the cenotes, along with millions of years of erosion, plus rising water levels after the last ice age which causes the caves to flood.
So there it is, my plan for 3 days in Valladolid! Next stop: Mérida!
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