In the afternoon of our tour around the Yucatan Peninsula, we stopped in the little Mexican town of Valladolid. The city was named one of Mexico’s “Pueblos Magicos” (magical towns), which is a distinction given to towns in Mexico based on their natural beauty, cultural riches or historical relevance to the country. Its colonial buildings include 16th-century Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, with an ornate wooden altarpiece, and baroque-style San Gervasio Cathedral. I particularly enjoyed walking through the local park opposite and spotting the “lovers” garden chairs dotted around. We also made sure to stock up on real Mexican chocolate!