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Valladolid: cenotes paradise

Valladolid: cenotes paradise
23.05.2016

More than half a dozen cenotes are immersed in Valladolid, each of them with different landscapes and fauna to explore, one of the most impressive is the Zaci, which is among the largest open-pit, has a depth that ranges from 30 to 100 metres, and the best is that it is a few minutes from the historic centre.

Cenote zaci Valladolid

Ek Balam is another water bodies which should go, as opposed to the first, with the archaeological Center of the black 'Ek Balam' Jaguar where you can camp, walk along the path of forest on bicycles and a tour guide kayaking in the cenote, rappelling, Zipline and swim.

Submerged in the ground only a kilometer from Valladolid you will take you to the cenote Samulá, that amazes visitors by the Virgin and the colour of its water, to get to the bottom is by stone stairs, there are different areas to swim, snorkel and one very special to throw nail.

With a more commercial concept is the Park ecotourism cenote Maya Park, there is space to relax in hammocks, a large restaurant, craft sales and, of course, the cenote, in which you can do rappelling, Tyrolean and swim placidly. There are other cenotes as popcorn, fresh water, and Xux has.

One of the typical tasks of the area is the cultivation of agave, in the distilleries: traditional Mayapan, and craft of agave, working a technique that has more than 400 years and that you will meet, also in both can taste this nice drink and see large plantations.

The Casa de los Venados, a home of family that opens its doors to show visitors the Mexican folk crafts, the country's largest private sample is located in the center of the city.

Another site located in the old town is the Calzada de Los Frailes, a street of colonial architecture, it is very pleasant to walk through it in the afternoon and imagine what life was like in the past.

Calzada los frailes Valladolid

The former convent of San Bernardino of Siena and Santo Domingo, are ancient buildings, there are four chapels in the first and in both you can do a full tour to know its facilities with an expert guide.

If you're in Valladolid Sunday, be sure to enjoy the well-known "Sunday Vallisoletanos", made from a couple of years ago in the main square, and locals and tourists dancing and eating delicious dishes.

exconvento-de-santo-domingo Valladolid

Somewhere fascinating are the Balamkanche caves, where as the story ritual Mayan, were made to enter are objects of this culture, stalactites and stalagmites, there are remains of objects of this civilization, which you'll use to be with a tour guide.

Grutas de Balamkanché

Undoubtedly most famous of Valladolid is the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, are 42 kilometers from the city, is one of the new 7 Wonders of the world. Once in she will feel all the energy of the Mayan civilization and you good progress of its buildings to hear the explanations of the guides that are in place.

Chichen Itza

In the vicinity of Valladolid there is a landscape that you must see and which gives Rio Lagartos, located 1 hour and a half of the city, pink and Red more than 20 thousand flamingos tones you leave impressed, is a landscape worthy of painting by renowned artists.

In this place which is a special reserve Dela biosphere, living, part of the flamingos, 340 species of birds, 50 of mammals and reptiles 95, water is salty, from sea, and is an excellent area to take stunning photographs.

Rio lagartos

If you want to know the best dates in which you can go to this city are: from May 20 to June 4, when it celebrates the anniversary of its founding and the spark of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. There are many tourist activities and cultural events at this great feast.

Other celebrations is that is done in honour of the Virgen de la Candelaria, on 2 February, this is the patron saint of Valladolid and that day there are cultural, gastronomic, livestock, handicrafts and tourist events.

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