On to our next stop

Valladolid Travel Blog

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We packed up our things, had breakfast and caught a taxi to the ADO bus station for the next part of our trip.  The ADO bus system is great- you can look up the schedule and do your booking online if you want to (if you are just traveling with a smartphone, don't worry about not being able to print, you can just save as a pdf on your phone and show your phone as you board).  The bus stations all have Wi-fi, as well as a few places to buy snacks.  The seating is assigned, so you just get on, find your spot, and enjoy the ride.  It wasn't over-airconditioned, just good temperature (I hate freezing on bus rides!).  It was a 2 hour trip to Valladolid.

Once we got there, our next Airbnb host met us at the bus station and we went to our next apartment.

 It was great- 2 double beds, bathroom with hot water, kitchennette, hammocks outside.  We walked to the cenote that's right in the middle of town, Zaci, which was about 4 blocks away.

This was our first cenote experience, and we loved it!  It's half cave, and half open with gardens growing down the side.  The water wasn't too cold, but not all that clear.  There was a platform about 25 feet up that the boys could jump off, which of course they loved.  They also liked swimming down with their masks on to search for treasure (found 1 peso, an earring, and a key on a cord).

After the swim, we wandered around trying to find a place to eat (there was a restaurant at the cenote, but we just wanted a cheap little lunch option- it was a bit challenging to find a veg option today, but eventually did near the square in the middle of town).  Then the boys decided to go back in the cenote for awhile more, before we headed back to the apartment.

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photo by: Stigen