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Valladolid (Mexico)

Valladolid is a small city in the state of Yucatán. Located about a 45 minute drive from the (lesser-used) east entrance of Chichén Itzá, it offers an alternative base for the ruins, while having its own charms as well -- although further from the ruins than the town of Piste, Valladolid is less tourist-oriented and has more historic charm.

160km

20.689444-88.201667

Tulum

Mayan coastal city with spectacular Caribbean vistas. Dates from late Mayan period.

264km

20.41667-87.3

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, or just "Playa" as it is also commonly referred to by locals, is a coastal resort town in Quintana Roo on the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. Approximately 70 km south of Cancún and 20 km west of Cozumel island, it is at the center of the Mayan Riviera and offers a more relaxed atmosphere and smaller boutique lodgings.

284km

20.63333-87.08161

Chetumal

city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico

296km

18.50361111-88.30527778
Sights

Pyramid of the Magician

The most impressive structure and the tallest at 35m, which you will find just beyond the entrance. According to ancient legend, this pyramid was built by Itzamna in one night. It actually appears to have been built in five phases, and it was situated so that its western stairway faces the setting sun at summer solstice. Tourists are no longer permitted to climb the pyramid.

65km

20.35944444-89.77138889

Uxmal

Impressive Mayan city-state in the Puc Region, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

65km

20.359444-89.771389

El Caracol, Chichen Itza

pyramid in Chichén Itzá

120km

20.6792-88.5707

Chichen Itza

Majestic Mayan city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 and was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

120km

20.6829-88.56865

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Merida (Mexico)

Mexico
A short distance — yet seemingly a world away — from the rowdy, touristy beach resorts of Cancún and Cozumel that make up the Yucatán of cliché, Mérida is the cultural center of southern Mexico, boasting a panoply of excellent museums and attractions, a vibrant street life, and a wealth of historic colonial-era architecture that's second only to Mexico City on the national scene.

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