Valladolid (Saki’ in Maya) is a beautiful small town in Yucatan. Until the beginning of the 20th century, Valladolid was the third largest and most important city of the Yucatán Peninsula, (after Mérida and Campeche). From colonial era churches and architecture to natural wonders like cenote, Valladolid was known under its nickname The Sultana of the East. I love coming and visiting my friends Ariane Dutzi, Francesca and Nicolas from Coqui Coqui. Wandering around the zocalo, while enjoying a coconut ice cream. Watching the mayan women in their traditional huipils near  the Mercado de Artesanias, a block from the city’s beautiful Parque Principal and  the cathedral of San Servacio. Having lunch at El Meson del Marques, then going to visit the perfumeria of Coqui Coqui and Ariane’s beautiful store, on Calle de los frailes, makes for a perfect day. You can also swim in the magical Cenote Dzitnup ( X’Keken in Mayan) located 10 min outside the city.

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