Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico
Photo by Paulina Figueroa
Regional Scents at Coqui Coqui ValladolidA 16th-century town house on Valladolid’s quaint Calzada de los Frailes is home to Coqui Coqui, a superbly refined fragrance boutique and one location of a small chain of boutique residences and spas. Scents on offer reflect the region’s tropical sensations—think orange blossom, tobacco, and coconut—and have become all the rage stateside, perhaps because they conjure up marvelous memories of Yucatán wanderings. The closest city of any size to Chichén Itzá (28 miles away), Valladolid has charming colonial architecture and a relaxed atmosphere, both of which merit spending a day or even two here. Coqui Coqui includes a one-room accommodation that boasts a private spa, making it the city’s most extraordinary address for travelers.