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Colonial route of Mayan Pyramids

Valladolid, Tulum, Mérida, Cobá

This route begins in Mérida, a city of immense historical and cultural wealth, whose Mayan heritage can be seen everywhere you look. Admire the impressive Paseo de Montejo, discover its squares, colorful buildings and parks. Delight yourself with the great gastronomic variety of the place such as panuchos, cochinita pibil and queso relleno. Be delighted by the joy of their traditional dances and buy some handcrafts at the main square.

Also in Yucatan, is Valladolid, Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town), which is characterized by the beauty of its buildings and traditional atmosphere. Buy local handcrafts made of henequen and leather or take an embroidered garment or hammock back home. Walk along Calzada de los Frailes (Frailes Road) and reach the Convento de San Gervasio (Convent of San Gervasio), a Franciscan-style building. You cannot say that you’ve visited Valladolid if you do not live the incredible experience of swimming in one of its cenotes.

Once in Quintana Roo, you will arrive at Cobá, an archaeological site that has the highest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula: Nohoch Mul which is 42 meters (137 ft) high. It also has the oldest network of roads (known as "sacbés"). This ancient Mayan city treasures stone stelae with inscriptions on important events in the city, you can take the tour on your own or with a specialized guide. In the area you will find handcraft shops, restaurants and different parks with cenotes to cool off and enjoy the tropical climate of the Mexican Caribbean.

Another must-see destination is Tulum, a Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) in the Riviera Maya that houses an archaeological site with different structures dating from the pre-Columbian period. Its main structure called El Castillo (The Castle) served as a beacon for the Mayan navigators to avoid the Mesoamerican reef barrier, which runs along the entire coast of Quintana Roo. The town of Tulum offers a very diverse hotel infrastructure, both in the downtown and in the beach area. You will also find a great variety of cenotes, the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve and to the north Playa del Carmen.
This route begins in Mérida, a city of immense historical and cultural wealth, whose Mayan heritage can be seen everywhere you look. Admire the impressive Paseo de Montejo, discover its squares, colorful buildings and parks. Delight yourself with the great gastronomic variety of the place such as panuchos, cochinita pibil and queso relleno. Be delighted by the joy of their traditional dances and buy some handcrafts at the main square.

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Also in Yucatan, is Valladolid, Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town), which is characterized by the beauty of its buildings and traditional atmosphere. Buy local handcrafts made of henequen and leather or take an embroidered garment or hammock back home. Walk along Calzada de los Frailes (Frailes Road) and reach the Convento de San Gervasio (Convent of San Gervasio), a Franciscan-style building. You cannot say that you’ve visited Valladolid if you do not live the incredible experience of swimming in one of its cenotes.

Once in Quintana Roo, you will arrive at Cobá, an archaeological site that has the highest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula: Nohoch Mul which is 42 meters (137 ft) high. It also has the oldest network of roads (known as "sacbés"). This ancient Mayan city treasures stone stelae with inscriptions on important events in the city, you can take the tour on your own or with a specialized guide. In the area you will find handcraft shops, restaurants and different parks with cenotes to cool off and enjoy the tropical climate of the Mexican Caribbean.

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