Guidebook for Espita

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Guidebook for Espita

Sightseeing

Located a quick 30 minute drive from the hacienda, Ek Balam is a small Yucatec-Maya archaeological site. It is most notable for its large pyramid with a stunning plaster facade on the tomb of King Ukit Kan Lek Tok'.
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Ek Balam
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Located a quick 30 minute drive from the hacienda, Ek Balam is a small Yucatec-Maya archaeological site. It is most notable for its large pyramid with a stunning plaster facade on the tomb of King Ukit Kan Lek Tok'.
Located only 1 hour from the hacienda by car, Chichen Itza is one of the largest and most famous of all Maya archaeological sites.
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Chichén Itzá
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Located only 1 hour from the hacienda by car, Chichen Itza is one of the largest and most famous of all Maya archaeological sites.
This is a charming colonial town where all of the buildings are painted an incredible deep yellow color. It is a photographer's dream! Take a tour on a horse-drawn carriage, visit the gorgeous old convent, look around the small archaeological site, check out the cafes and shops. It's a perfect day trip, only an hour from the hacienda.
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Izamal
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This is a charming colonial town where all of the buildings are painted an incredible deep yellow color. It is a photographer's dream! Take a tour on a horse-drawn carriage, visit the gorgeous old convent, look around the small archaeological site, check out the cafes and shops. It's a perfect day trip, only an hour from the hacienda.
Coba is a lesser known archaeological site that is one of our favorites to visit! It has giant pyramids and the best part is you can either rent bicycles or hire a trici driver to tour around the shady site. It is about 1.5 hours from our hacienda- well worth a day trip!
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Coba
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Coba is a lesser known archaeological site that is one of our favorites to visit! It has giant pyramids and the best part is you can either rent bicycles or hire a trici driver to tour around the shady site. It is about 1.5 hours from our hacienda- well worth a day trip!
A fun contemporary folk art museum in Valladolid, just 45 minutes from the hacienda.
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Casa de los Venados
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A fun contemporary folk art museum in Valladolid, just 45 minutes from the hacienda.
This small town is off the beaten path, but its Church of the Ex-Convent Santo Domingo, built in 1642, is well worth the detour! Beautiful, unique facade- a must visit for photographers. Take the highway NW toward Izamal about 12 km from Valladolid.
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Uayma
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This small town is off the beaten path, but its Church of the Ex-Convent Santo Domingo, built in 1642, is well worth the detour! Beautiful, unique facade- a must visit for photographers. Take the highway NW toward Izamal about 12 km from Valladolid.

Food Scene

If you are looking for incredible artisan yogurt, cheese, milk, flan, crema espanola, produced locally, go no further. There is also a decent cafe here.
El Chaparral
If you are looking for incredible artisan yogurt, cheese, milk, flan, crema espanola, produced locally, go no further. There is also a decent cafe here.
This is a delicious seafood restaurant in Tizimin, about 30 minutes away from the hacienda. There are also good options for non fish eaters. Not open for dinner because locals believe you get nightmares if you eat seafood too late. Afterwards go to the main plaza just down the street for a delicious coconut ice cream on a homemade cone from the ice cream man.
Los delfines
415 Calle 55
This is a delicious seafood restaurant in Tizimin, about 30 minutes away from the hacienda. There are also good options for non fish eaters. Not open for dinner because locals believe you get nightmares if you eat seafood too late. Afterwards go to the main plaza just down the street for a delicious coconut ice cream on a homemade cone from the ice cream man.
We love this restaurant, located on the main plaza of Valladolid. Delicious for any meal or cocktails. It is a great place to try out more upscale Yucatecan Cuisine in an elegant setting with great service.
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Hotel El Mesón del Marqués
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We love this restaurant, located on the main plaza of Valladolid. Delicious for any meal or cocktails. It is a great place to try out more upscale Yucatecan Cuisine in an elegant setting with great service.

Everything Else

Valladolid is a charming colonial city that is fun to explore and only 45 minutes from the hacienda. Eat in fabulous restaurants, buy souveniers from the women's cooperative handicraft market, get some amazing coconut ice cream from the vendors on the main square. There are a large cathedral, a convent, and two cenotes you can visit.
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Valladolid
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Valladolid is a charming colonial city that is fun to explore and only 45 minutes from the hacienda. Eat in fabulous restaurants, buy souveniers from the women's cooperative handicraft market, get some amazing coconut ice cream from the vendors on the main square. There are a large cathedral, a convent, and two cenotes you can visit.
So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
Cenote Agua Dulce
So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!

Parks & Nature

Beach trip! Only 45 minutes to an hour from the hacienda, Rio Lagartos nature preserve has some gorgeous, sparsely populated beaches- just pull off the road and walk down to the beach here! Drive down a little further and you will see the salt factories, the flamingos, and the beautiful pink lakes. Amazing photo ops here!
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The Yucatan Coloradas
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Beach trip! Only 45 minutes to an hour from the hacienda, Rio Lagartos nature preserve has some gorgeous, sparsely populated beaches- just pull off the road and walk down to the beach here! Drive down a little further and you will see the salt factories, the flamingos, and the beautiful pink lakes. Amazing photo ops here!
Beach trip! Only 45 minutes to an hour from the hacienda, Rio Lagartos nature preserve has some gorgeous, sparsely populated beaches- just pull off the road and walk down to the beach here! Drive down a little further and you will see the salt factories, the flamingos, and the beautiful pink lakes of Las Coloradas. Amazing photo ops here! Head into town for a yummy seafood lunch by the docks
Parque Natural Ría Lagartos
Beach trip! Only 45 minutes to an hour from the hacienda, Rio Lagartos nature preserve has some gorgeous, sparsely populated beaches- just pull off the road and walk down to the beach here! Drive down a little further and you will see the salt factories, the flamingos, and the beautiful pink lakes of Las Coloradas. Amazing photo ops here! Head into town for a yummy seafood lunch by the docks
This is an incredible cenote. It is extremely touristy, and can get crowded, but there is a good reason for that- it's really cool! Only about 45 minutes from the hacienda.
Dzitnup
This is an incredible cenote. It is extremely touristy, and can get crowded, but there is a good reason for that- it's really cool! Only about 45 minutes from the hacienda.
So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
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Cenote Zací
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So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
Cenote Samulá
So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
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Ik Kil
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So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
Yokdzonot
So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
Cenote Chihuán
So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
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Cenote San Lorenzo Oxman
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So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
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Chichén Suytun
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So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
Cenote Xcanche
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So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!
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Cenote Xkeken
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So many cool cenotes to tour in the area! Take a day to tour them all!