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On your next trip to the Riviera Maya don’t be afraid to explore outside Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum. There are often amazing and unique places you discover only by “getting lost”. Valladolid is an historical and beautiful town full of history and authentic people. The family ambience is inviting and people will make you feel like at home. We are sure you have heard of the touristic places and activities so we have done a little research to bring you a hidden gem that is off the beaten path. Cacao Valladolid is not a chocolate factory, a museum or a coffee place but a combination of all of them. For travelers (and chocolate lovers) who desire to explore Mexico through authentic and local activities, this is the best place to be.

Before you start planning your best option along the Puuc Route, review this list of things to do. You may just decide to make a longer trip out of it. Mayan Ruins are the main attraction, but for the curious traveler, you can dig into the local culture even deeper than other popular tourist areas. A combination of archeological sites with one or two other interests listed below is possible on a day trip. Take your pick and map it out. Bottom line is, you won’t be disappointed no matter what you see this special area of the Yucatan.