Where to stay in Valladolid? This colorful town in Mexico has the most beautiful hotels and authentic design hotels. But it does take some time to go through that overwhelmingly large offer to find the perfect place to stay in Valladolid. As one of the most popular destinations in the Yucatán peninsula, there’s plenty of choice. This blog will help you make a choice. What are the best areas to stay in Valladolid? And which unique hotels are the best for an unforgettable travel experience?
How to get to Valladolid?
Valladolid is located in the heart of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, so in the southeast of the country. It’s one of the most popular destinations in the state of Yucatán. This Mexican state is known for its underground cenotes, Mayan ruins and charming colonial towns and Valladolid combines just that.
This town is less than an 1.5-hour drive from the popular beach destination Tulum and just under two hours from the famous Cancún. Both Tulum and Cancún are located along Mexico’s popular Caribbean coast. Valladolid is located more inland and is therefore not a beach destination. Instead, Valladolid is one of the most charming colonial hotels with a stunning location in the Mexican jungle.
The nearest airport is the Cancun International Airport. You can either get to Valladolid by public transport and the ADO bus or by driving yourself with a rental car. Public transport in Mexico is really well organized with its comfortable, clean ADO buses. If you are looking for a rental car, we recommend that you read our extensive blog about renting a car in Mexico to learn how to find affordable options, how to make sure you don’t pay (too much) extra for insurance and how to drive the Mexican roads safely.
Why Valladolid is worth visiting
As one of the most cheerful and colorful colonial towns in Mexico, Valladolid is absolutely worth a visit. We pictured Mexico with bright blue cenotes, colorful towns and Mayan ruins before our trip and Valladolid turned out to be exactly that.
Read more: 10 best things to do in Valladolid.
Valladolid is known for its charming streets with pastel-colored houses . The best way to enjoy the colonial old town is to wander around the old streets and marvel at all the colors while enjoying the colonial architecture. Make sure to visit the street Calle de los Frailes which is the most colorful street of Valladolid, lined with colonial buildings housing the best restaurants and trendy hotspots in town. Other highlights not to be missed include the Valladolid cenotes, the local market, the San Bernardino Convent and the main square.
Valladolid also makes the perfect base for some great day trips in the area. The best way to visit the famous ruins of Chichen Itza is from Valladolid. Be sure to visit the lesser-known Mayan temples of Ek’Balam, the pink lakes at Las Coloradas and the yellow town of Izamal as well during your stay.
Where to stay in Valladolid
#1 Hotel Zentik Project with a location slightly outside the center, but with two special swimming pools to make up for this. One of the pools is located in a cave, making this one of the most unique places to stay in Valladolid.
#2 La Flor Casa Boutique for a small-scale and attractive B&B on the southern edge of the center. The beautiful design, the hospitality of the owners and the beautiful courtyard will certainly make you feel at home at La Flor.
#3 Hotel Pasada San Juan with an outdoor swimming pool, terraces and gardens for a unique place to stay and an unforgettable experience. The beautiful hotel, only a 5-minute walk from the city center, gets rave reviews from its hotel guests.
#4 Le Muuch Hotel Boutique with a prime location near the main square of Valladolid. The romantic hotel has an outdoor pool and bar. For guests with a rental car it is good to know that Le Muuch offers private parking for free.
#5 Hotel Colonial Zaci in the heart of the old town with private parking, a tropical garden and an outdoor terrace. The lovely, spacious rooms and the friendly staff are praised in the positive reviews.
#6 Hotel Casa Rosario for an affordable and family-friendly option in Valladolid with its own swimming pool, free parking and a shared kitchen.
#7 Colonte Hotel Original for a small-scale accommodation with an outdoor pool and beautiful, natural design. The hotel is a tropical oasis in Valladolid.
#8 Casa Tia with a prime location in the heart of the city center, housed in a beautiful colonial building. The colorful and colonial atmosphere of Valladolid comes together perfectly in this hotel. The tropical garden with a small swimming pool make Casa Tia one of the best hotels in Valladolid.