We happened to arrive in Valladolid during their Carnaval celebration. We stayed up late watching vehicles and people in costumes parading around and around the town square.
Valladolid at night
Marquesitas are a tasty late night snack. The vendor makes a crepe right there in front of you, then slathers on flavor toppings, and quickly rolls it all up before the crepe dries crispy & crunchy. Melted Edam cheese and nutella are popular fillings. I like to request blackberry jam as well. Yum!
We tried to make every meal a taste adventure!
Somehow we would end up eating paletas (Mexican real-fruit popsicles) almost every day.
Hotel Maria de la Luz
We walked this cute street down to Parque Sisal and the convent.
Convento de San Bernardino de Siena
The convent's museum explains how there is a huge cenote under the church grounds. Photos show archeologists pushing an inflated boat down and scuba gear into the well so they could explore the cenote and what had been thrown in there centuries ago.
There is a cenote downtown, surrounded by streets and buildings! A cheap ticket gives you access to the staircase down (past iguanas in the bushes) into this cave lake (the ceiling long ago fell in) for swimming in deep cool water (full of fish). Perfect for a hot day!