Valladolid is a city in the state of Yucatan in northeast Mexico. Ideally located, it serves as a reasonably pleasant place in which to stay when visiting the beautiful sites of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Like Merida, Yucatan has managed to keep its soul intact thanks to its colonial architecture, but apart from that there is relatively little reason to spend much time here. It's a good place from which to get to Chichcn Itza, but that's about it.
Valladolid has been constructed on an ancient Mayan site
. Additionally, the Spanish made use of rocks from the Mayan foundations when building the city. I'll leave it to you to imagine how the Mayans must have reacted to that at the time. The city contains quite a large number of churches, which though quite attractive buildings, actually turn out to be quite austere inside. Valladolid has managed to retain quite a traditional feel and is a pleasant place to walk around. The city contains two cenotes (natural limestone sinkholes), which can be pleasant in a place where temperatures can get quite high!