How Safe Is Valladolid for Travel?

Valladolid, Mexico
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Valladolid is a small city in the state of Yucatán.

Located about a 45-minute drive from the east entrance of Chichén Itzá.

Valladolid is less touristy and has more historic charm.

Valladolid is a small city, but because of its central location, it is a wonderful hub to explore the entire northern Yucatan peninsula.

Tourist facilities are easily available here.

Travelers can book accommodation here and get a great price, and still be able to take a one-day trip to see beaches of Tulum on the Caribbean or Rio Lagartos on the Gulf of Mexico to see flamingos, explore numerous Mayan ruins including Chichen Itza, Cobá, Ek Balam, and many more.

Warnings & Dangers in Valladolid

Overall Risk


Valladolid is one of the safest cities in Mexico. It is enough to exercise normal vigilance to remain safe. Traveling for all the city area is quite safe.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Take a taxi or ride a bus - all it's safe. Be sure you negotiate the price of the ride before you sit in a car.

Pickpockets Risk


The city is calm and not touristy. However, if you don’t keep track of your belongings, minor thefts can happen in public places and transport.

Natural Disasters Risk


The area is absolutely safe from natural hazards. But for the latest information about the situation in Valladolid check the US Travel Advisory site before traveling to this region.

Mugging Risk


Mugging may occur in Valladolid only if you behave carelessly with your belongings. Take normal security measures to protect your life and belongings. Do not flash with valuables and keep your belongings in a safe place.

Terrorism Risk


The city is touristy and completely free from gang fights. Usually, it’s quite calm and safe here.

Scams Risk


There are not so many scams risks here. Make sure you buy tickets on tours in a licensed place and be watchful.

Women Travelers Risk


Female, traveling alone can feel absolutely safe in the city. However, you must be careful on the streets, do not walk late at night and wear modest clothes.

So... How Safe Is Valladolid Really?

Despite the fact that Mexico has an amount of drug cartels showdowns and gang wars, Validolla remains one of the safest places in the country.

The crime rate is negligible.

Tourists can feel safe here.

As usual, do not forget about common sense, keep things in safes, if possible, avoid dark streets at night and do not get drunk in bars.

Minor thefts and crimes are possible here, as in other cities of the world.

But be sure that you will not become a victim of a terrorist crime.

Families with children, or people traveling alone – even women – will be absolutely safe here.

You can use public transport, call a taxi and travel anywhere in the area.

Avoid peoples who insistently want to help you, perhaps they have plans to rob you.

Always close the car and park it in a guarded parking lot if you rent it for traveling.

For women, it is recommended to wear modest clothes and not behave defiantly.

There are not even natural disasters and most likely you will not suffer from bad weather or an earthquake.

For more new information about the situation in Valladolid check the U.S. Travel Advisory site before traveling to this region.

How Does Valladolid Compare?

CitySafety Index
Mexico City45
Playa del Carmen69
Cabo San Lucas68
Manama (Bahrain)54
Tianjin (China)67
Brussels (Belgium)60

Useful Information

  • Visas - No visas required for tourist proposals to enter Mexico for many countries of Europe, US citizens and so on. You should have a valid passport and a tourist permit. The maximum possible of stay is 180 days. For a longer stay or other options, you should visit the Mexican embassy.
  • Currency - The Mexican peso - is the official currency in Mexico. There are one hundred Mexican centavos to every peso. The symbol for the Mexican Peso is $, so you can see MX$ or MN$ in banks and exchange points.
  • Weather - The best time to visit Valladolid is from November to May. Average temperatures in Valladolid vary not so much. The temperature feels hot for most of the year with a chance of precipitation about half of the year.
  • Airports - The best way to get to Valladolid is from Cancun International Airport. It's located in 143 km from Valladolid. This airport is served domestic and international flights.
  • Travel Insurance - The medical travel insurance is required for travelers in any country as well as Mexico. On the border, any traveler may be asked by a customs officer to show insurance.
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Valladolid Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 24° C
Feb 25° C
Mar 26° C
Apr 28° C
May 29° C
Jun 29° C
Jul 29° C
Aug 29° C
Sep 29° C
Oct 27° C
Nov 25° C
Dec 24° C
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1 Review on Valladolid

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    Anonymous says:

    We were here in 2019 December and it was great, we traveled by buses, things were safe. Not sure how covid has affected the crime rate so be careful but in 2019 it was wonderful.

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