Hostel Valladolid is a small family owned hostel, which is giving this hostel its unique atmosphere for a true Mexican experience.
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Chichen Itza which means “at the mouth of the well of Itza “, is the 2nd most visited archeological site of Mexico today. TheKukulkan Pyramid in Chichen-Itza which known as “El Castillo” (the castle), is one of the new seven wonders of the world elected in 07.07.2007. It is exactly 24 m. high considering the upper platform. Apart from the Kukulkan Pyramid, in Chichen Itza there many other archaeological sites to visit, all carrying traces from Mayan Culture in many ways.
The heart of Chichén Itzá is the Sacred Cenote, dedicated to the Chac God, the Maya God of rain and lightening. Located 300 meters north of the Chichén Itzá compound, and connected to it by a causeway, the cenote was central to Chichén, and in fact the site is named after it–Chichén Itzá means “Mouth of the Well of the Itzas”. At the edge of this cenote is a small steam bath.
The cenote is a natural formation, a karst cave tunneled into the limestone by moving groundwater, after which the ceiling collapsed, creating an opening at the surface.
Balankanche Caves are some of the most famous Mayan cave sites in the world, not far from Chichen Itza. An underground network of dry tunnels called ‘grutas,’ they are similar to the cenotes but without water. The many caverns are filled with interesting rock formations, including stalagmites and stalactites formed from the dripping of mineral rich water over thousands of years.
Translated ‘Balankache’ means ‘hidden sacred throne’ or altar. Balankanche has long been the site of Mayan ritual and ceremony, with special significance due to a formation that resembles the holy Ceiba tree. It is not uncommon to encounter offerings and relics left here in honor of the structure or in tribute to the Mayan rain god Chaac. There is a light and sound show that narrates the history and culture of this particular place, as well as a museum and botanical garden near the entrance to the cave.
Both brothers who own the hostel were so helpful and kind. We didn't know much about the area but after they gave us a grand tour, we decided to extend our stay. The hostel is homey and very clean, and so cheap! We loved it and are planning to come back in a couple of months.
The hostel is almost like your home. It's clean, beatiful, have kitchen, etc. Is a perfect place for sleep and pass the time. In addition rent bikes and advise for more atracctions around the city like Cenotes