Due to the costs we incurred for visiting Dzibilchaltun we decided to pass on seeing the ruins at Uxmal and instead travel from Merida to Valladolid. If we had to do it again we would opt to see Uxmal and not Dzibilchaltun.
Valladolid is a great stopover as it offers easy access to Chichen-Itza which we had our hearts set on seeing, especially as we could time the visit for the spring equinox and see the serpent effect on the temple.
The town of Valladolid was by far the calmest we have visited so far, the centre is small and compact enough to never find yourself more than a 10 mins walk back to the main plaza, which made a nice change from the larger cities, such as, Merida and Mexico City.
One aspect to bear in mind is that due to its size the town does not have many places to stay, however if you are looking for a clean room with your own bathroom for a fraction of the price of the hotels then head down to Calle 44, behind the plaza, to Antonio’s shop where he will rent you a room for only 200 pesos. A real bargain in this town!
A perk of Valladolid is the fact it has its very own cenote located within the town, just a 5 mins walk from the plaza, making it an ideal place to relax for a couple of days in between sightseeing!