O'Reilly logo

Top 10 Cancun and Yucatan by Nick Rider

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

TopTen

Central Heartland

An unmistakable Yucatecan identity and sense of their own culture distinguishes towns like Valladolid or Tizimín, with Spanish colonial churches and squares, Mayan women selling colorful fruit and flowers, and a gently paced street life. The ancestors of the modern Maya built some of their greatest creations here, at Ek-Balam and the city of Chichén Itzá. Giant underground caverns and magical cenote pools lie beneath the landscape.

1. Valladolid

The Spanish capital of eastern Yucatán, founded in 1545, has at its heart one of the most charming of the region’s colonial plazas – wonderful for people-watching – overlooked by the tall ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required