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VISITING BACALAR AND DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO?

Posted by AmorTulum on 8 de May de 2024
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With its spectacular Seven Colors Lagoon, Bacalae has become one of Mexico’s most charming and least explored tourist destinations. Located in the state of Quintana Roo, this magical town offers a unique blend of natural beauty, history and culture, making it a perfect place for both visitors and investors looking for opportunities in a growing location. Here are some of the best things to do in Bacalar, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience.

How to get there?

Bacalar is only a 40 minute drive from the popular tourist city of Chetumal and 4:30 hours from Cancun.

The simplest option to get to Bacalar is to take a flight to the Chetumal airport, a flight to Cancun and a third option is to fly to Tulum which is 2:30 hours away. You could also rent a car that will make your trip more comfortable and save you some time, you will also have the option of taking a truck that will take you directly to the center of Bacalar. 

Soon you will be able to have one more access that will be through the Mayan Train that will have a station in Bacalar just 15 minutes from the center of Bacalar. 

Sailing in the Seven Colors Lagoon

This lagoon is famous for its different shades of blue, ranging from light turquoise to deep blue. One of the best ways to experience the beauty of this lagoon is through a walk, this can be done in different ways, from daring to explore the lagoon with the help of a kayak or through a guided tour, where you can get to know the lagoon:

  • BLACK CENOTE
  • EMERALD CENOTE
  • COCALITOS CENOTE
  • CENOTE BLUE
  • THE PIRATES CHANNEL
  • VIEW THE FORT OF SAN FELIPE FROM THE LAGUNA
  • WATER EYE
  • GIANT STROMATOLITE ZONE
  • THE RAPIDS OF BACALAR
  • ABANDONED HOTEL
  • CRUSTALINE BLUE ZONE
  • FISH ZONE
  • SAC-HA
  • BIRD ISLAND
  • PASSION ISLAND

In these tours you can find different packages ranging from $300.00 mxn to $2,000.00 mxn per person in group tours or private tours from $650.00 mxn per person or $3,5000.00 mxn for groups of up to 6 people.

Visit the Fort of San Felipe

For history buffs, the Fort of San Felipe is a must-see. Built in the 18th century as protection against pirates, today it houses a museum that tells the history of Bacalar and the surrounding region. The fort also offers panoramic views of the lagoon, making it an excellent spot for photographs.

Relax at Laguna’s spas and clubs

For those seeking relaxation and comfort, there are several beach clubs in Bacalar that offer access to the lagoon, lounge chairs, restaurants and services such as massages. It is an excellent option to spend a relaxing day by the water. Among those that stand out are:

  • BEACH CLUB LAGOON
  • BEACH CLUB BLÚ
  • CLUB MIA XULHA
  • KIN-HA COLOR’S BEACH CLUB
  • EL RINCON DE MANUEL SPA
  • EJIDAL SPA
  • LA PLAYITA
  • HIDDEN RANCH

Taste the Local Gastronomy

No trip would be complete without sampling the local gastronomy. Bacalar surprises with its culinary offerings that combine Mayan, Mexican and Caribbean influences. From taco stands to gourmet restaurants, there are options for all tastes and budgets. Don’t miss the fresh seafood, the traditional cochinita pibil or the delicious local dish called chalupa. Among which we can highlight restaurants overlooking the lagoon and restaurants with access to the lagoon:

  • NIXTAMAL
  • THE MANATI
  • FINESTERRE
  • MACARIO
  • THE ALUXES
  • TACO LOCO
  • LA PLAYITA
  • ESMERALD
  • THE JAGUAR
  • KAI PEZ
  • BACALAR BEACH CLUB
  • BERTILLA LAGOON & BEACH CLUB

Looking for a place to stay?

Bacalar offers a wide variety of lodging options, from hotels and hostels to vacation homes and villas. There are also campsites for those who prefer to be in direct contact with nature. With affordable prices and a great variety of styles, you will find the perfect place to stay during your visit, of which the most outstanding options are:

  • BACALAR BEANS
  • AKALKI HOTEL
  • MBH MAYA BACALAR
  • AMAINAH HOTEL
  • MIA BACALAR LUXURY
  • BACALAR LAGOON RESORT
  • THE YAK LAKE HOUSE
  • EL BÜHO LAGOON HOTEL
  • WATER INLET
  • SUJUY HA BACALAR
  • MAYA ROCK

Due to its growing popularity and unparalleled beauty, Bacalar is becoming a hot spot for investors in real estate and sustainable tourism. With projects ranging from vacation homes to eco-friendly resorts, Bacalar offers unique opportunities for those who want to invest in environmentally conscious tourism.

In conclusion, Bacalar is a destination that has it all: natural beauty, adventure, history and culture. Whether you are a visitor looking for an unforgettable vacation, or an investor looking to expand your portfolio, Bacalar awaits you with open arms, discover this hidden treasure of Mexico and fall in love with its colors, people and culture!

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