Visit Chichén Itzá
Just a 45-minute drive from downtown, Chichén Itzá is a more-than-doable day trip if you’re staying in Valladolid. It’s one of the most important and well-preserved Maya temples in the world. Spend hours wandering around the great pyramid, the massive pokolpok ball field and the sweeping stone temples. Up for a swim? You won’t be able to take a dip in Chichén Itzá’s Cenote Sagrado (Sacred Cenote), but there is the cenote Ik Kil on the way back.