where on earth is Valladolid?
It's in Mexico. Make sure you don't end up in this Valladolid in Spain.
Valladolid is a colonial city of Spanish arcades and 16th-century spires located in the Yucatán Peninsula. It's a colorful little town that feels both deeply Mayan and distinctly Spanish.
The town is inland, but is a short distance away from the fantastic beaches of Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Cancún (approximately 1.5hrs by car to all those places).
Still wanna get a better feel of the place? This might help.
How do I get to Valladolid?
When should I fly over?
Anytime before 21 February would be great! That's when we're having our welcome merienda in Cobá.
If you can't make it that early, then just make sure you're there before 23 February. That's the day of the ceremony and reception, in case that wasn't obvious.
We'll also fill the week before the wedding with a few mini-festivities, summarized here. So try and be in the area earlier than the 21st, if you'd like to join!
Also, you should take time to explore the Yucatán Peninsula, because it is gorg.
Do I need a visa for Mexico?
You're exempted if you have a valid visa for the US, the UK, Canada, Japan, or the European Union (Schengen Area).
V. important: If you're transiting through the US, remember that you need a US visa.
You're generally good to go.
Where can I stay?
We generally recommend you stay outside of Valladolid (Tulum, Playa del Carmen, or Cancún) if you're coming the week before, so you can see more of the Yucatán and clock in some beach time.
Come stay at Valladolid closer to the actual wedding date.
You can also continue to stay outside of Valladolid, but make sure you're OK with an hour half drive in the dark.
What can I do in the area?
Oh mama, heaps.