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Valladolid is top emerging destination in travel poll

Valladolid, Yucatan — This colonial city, often overshadowed by other places, came out on top in a readers' poll of emerging destinations in all of...

Valladolid at center of proposed indigenous economic zone

Valladolid and 11 other municipalities would become a "special indigenous economic zone" (ZEEI) under a proposal being floated by several politicians and two economists.

Man turns travel passion into water project in Valladolid

A 30-year-old Wisconsin man's mission to see all seven continents and seven Wonders of the World led him to explore a new path that's bringing health benefits to kids.

Dog kicked by runner in viral video has been found and...

A friendly dog that found herself on the wrong end of a running shoe has been found.

Valladolid is indeed an escape from ‘Yucatán Disneyland’

Staying at an all-inclusive "margarita-infused Disneyland in the Yucatan" for a wedding, Rita Ireland and her husband knew they could do better once they checked out.

Valladolid agrees to reconsider new parking rules

Ever since the City Council announced parking restrictions on streets surrounding the main square, a business group has been up in arms.

The Journey Inward – A Feldenkrais Winter Retreat

Led by Diana Razumny, Feldenkrais training complements the work of all health professionals, performing artists, martial artists and educators. It also provides the opportunity to become a Holistic and Alternative Practitioner with a stimulating new career.

Learn about the bees of Xkopek

Only 10 blocks south of downtown Valladolid, the local English Library offers a visit to the fascinating world of Melipona bees at Xkopek.

Valladolid mayor to visit ‘sister city’ Asheville, N.C.

In North Carolina, Asheville Sister Cities is preparing to receive a delegation from Valladolid, Yucatán.

City shutters hotel that made waves with Frida mural

Weeks after ordering the owner to remove a flamboyant mural from its facade, city officials in Valladolid closed the beleaguered El Terminal Hotel for operating without permits.

Free night tours in Valladolid have begun, with some success

Free, guided night tours are in their second week, but rain is dampening the city's attempt to entertain overnight tourists.

Valladolid officials order hotel owner to paint over mod mural

A mural on a Valladolid hotel prompts a strong reaction from neighbors and city officials.

Frida Kahlo mural gets hotel owner in hot water

A Valladolid hotel owner may have to paint over a mural she had painted on the facade for not conforming to colonial standards.

Lotería at Valladolid English Library

The Valladolid English Library presents Lotería — the traditional Mexican game — with awesome prizes.

Cine-Cena: ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

An expat-themed movie, but in a very different place, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is being screened at Casa Hamaca, with appropriate food pairings.

Postponed: Guitarist Javier Rojas at VEL

The talented guitarist Javier Rojas, accompanied by Leonel Escalante and Harriet Rich, perform in a fundraiser for the Valladolid English Library.

Introduction to Maya Yucateca Conversation and Culture

Learn to speak with your neighbors. A short presentation by Francisco Gonzalo Segovia Gardenas de la Selva (Pako) demonstrating basic Maya conversational tools. 

‘Top Chef’ in Yucatán, with a very Mayan challenge

One of Yucatán's most famous expats, Jeremiah Tower, was a surprise guest judge this week on "Top Chef," and taught contestants about Mayan cookery.

Steve Katz: Song and Story in Valladolid

Grammy-award Winner Steve Katz (Blood, Sweat and Tears) will present an evening of Song and Story on behalf of the Valladolid English Library.

Lightning bolt ends Valladolid video mapping shows

The "Noches de la Heroica Zací" video projections have dimmed at the former convent of San Bernardino of Siena in Valladolid.

Play Lotería at Casa Hamaca

The Valladolid English Library LOTERIA! — the traditional Mexican game — with awesome prizes.

Finally, a zoo opening in Valladolid

For German-born entrepreneur Paul Gotthold Beutelspache, the culmination of many years of work is paying off, with a free teaching zoo soon to be open to the public in Valladolid.

A picture-perfect pitch for Valladolid

The globetrotting bloggers called Goats on the Road stayed two weeks in Valladolid, and made a compelling case for other travelers to follow suit.

Valladolid’s high-tech, historical clocks cause a stir

Among the historical touches in Valladolid's downtown is been the installation of two charming old-timey street clocks. Two surprisingly controversial old-timey street clocks.