About Bacalar

Visit Bacalar...the most pristine slice of natural paradise on the beautiful Costa Maya. Laguna Bacalar is Mexico‘s second largest fresh-water lake and unique in its geology, ecology, and thousand of years of Mayan and Hispanic history. Bacalar is the gateway to Belize. Honduras, Guatemala, and the Rio Bec Mayan ruins.

Whether you have a day, a week, or a month, it‘s easy and fun to get to know Laguna Bacalar. The town, one of Mexico‘s earliest European settlements, is a Pueblo Magico offering visitors lots to see and do, miles of unspoiled natural beauty, the incredible colors of spectacular Laguna Bacalar, and many Mayan ruins nearby.

You‘ll learn the history of Bacalar at San Felipe Fort, the town‘s 1733 museum. Enjoy the Fort‘s incredible views of the lake. Right next door, relax in Bacalar's town park with shady benches and use the free WiFi to check out today‘s events and upcoming local performances.

Near the Fort you‘ll find restaurant of various menus and costs; some are directly on the water and others are on the town square of quiet of Bacalar. Choose from traditional Yucatecan fare, regional and national seafood and meat specialties, fresh-cooked italian, vegetarian and organic, grilled meats, and a wide range of fresh, delicious, and inexpensive local dishes.

Laguna bacalar is a world-class fresh-water lake of pure, crystal-clear cenote-fed waters with stunning Caribbean blue colors. If you want to know Bacalar and „La Laguna de Siete Colores“ up close, rent a bicycle and tour the town or get out on the lake in a kayak – rent it yourself or go on a guided nature tour. Try your hand at sailing or hire a motor boat for a family or group tour of Laguna Bacalar. See the Pirate Canal, the back lagoons, jungle cenotes, the unique stromatolite, rapids, and the many tropical birds and flowers along the lake‘s 50 kilometers length.

Plan on spending a couple of night? There‘s a place for you in town or along beautiful Laguna Bacalar, from low-budget hostel. To medium-budget family hotel, to luxury hotel suites, resorts and spas.

There‘s something for everyone along lovely Laguna Bacalar and in Bacalar Pueblo Magico. Come visit beautiful Bacalar; we know you‘ll like it.

What People Say

I often travel to Cancun and for this my vacation I didn't know to what new place to go. I've already visited a lot of places in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and I was looking for something new. Bacalar isn't so popular among tourists as Cancun or other world-known places in Quintana Roo. However there is no sea there but there is a large and unique Laguna Bacalar known for its bright colour of fresh water. It is said that you can admire 7 tones of blue colour because this lake is composed of 7 cenotes. I decided if I don't like it I can rent a car and go to Cancun or Playa del Carmen which isn't far away. But my expectations didn't disappoint me. Laguna Bacalar is calm and beautiful place. There are a lot of hotels and hostels, restaurants and cafes in Bacalar. The water is very beautiful and isn't inferior to the sea. Also there is a lot of things to do: visit cenotes, Mayan ruins, Bacalar's park, to sail and to admire an unspoiled nature etc. You won't be bored!
Bacalar lake is amazing! The colours of the lagoon are breathtaking - from white to all shades of green and blue. It's definitely worth a visit!

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