Best things to do in Bacalar Mexico

Bacalar Mexico: The Most Complete Travel Guide [2022]

Bacalar Mexico is a town along the stunning lagoon of seven colors (Laguna de Siete Colores in Spanish). One of the best up-and-coming destinations in Mexico, it’s still unknown to many travelers. 

Although Bacalar is a low-key place, it is perfect for nature lovers and adrenaline junkies alike: there are plenty of things to do in Bacalar to keep you busy for days.

Whether you are traveling to Bacalar Mexico for the first time, or want to come back, this article is for you. After visiting Bacalar multiple times, I put together this guide to help you prepare for your visit and avoid mistakes. 

What makes Bacalar special?

Bacalar is a quiet pueblo less than one hour away from Belize that has become famous because of its incredible lagoon of seven colors (Laguna De Siete Colores in Spanish). The lagoon has various depths and you can observe different shades of blue here thanks to the clear bottom.

What to know before traveling to Bacalar Mexico

Spanning 26 miles, Bacalar Lagoon is the second largest freshwater lake in Mexico after Lake Chapala in the State of Jalisco. Bacalar Lagoon is gorgeous, and seemingly endless, but it is also fragile. 

Before visiting Bacalar, you should know that you need to travel responsibly. This means NOT applying sunscreen or any chemicals before swimming, and not touching any animals that are critical to the health of Bacalar Lagoon.

I will talk about it more below.

Bacalar is facing several threats like unsustainable development, over-tourism, and environmental factors.

Let me be honest: I wasn’t sure if I should write about Bacalar Mexico, but after seeing this place becoming more popular, I decided to tell you about how to visit Bacalar responsibly.

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Where is Bacalar Mexico located?

Bacalar Mexico is located in the Yucatan Peninsula, in southern part of Quintana Roo State. While Bacalar doesn’t have any beaches, it’s also not far from Mahahual and Xcalak, two small towns that are famous for some of the best beaches in Mexico and world-class diving.

A designated Pueblo Magico, Bacalar is quickly becoming one of the most popular places to visit in the Yucatan Peninsula. That’s why now is a great time to put this town on your Mexico itinerary!

PRO TIP: If you want to learn more about pueblos magicos in Mexico, check this article. Pueblos Magicos offer authentic taste of Mexico’s culture and history and are perfect for a curious traveler like you 🙂

How to get to Bacalar from Cancun

To get to Bacalar, you can catch the ADO bus from Cancun to Chetumal with a stop in Bacalar from the main bus station in Cancun. The bus also makes stops in Tulum and Playa Del Carmen. 

Another option is to rent a car in Cancun after you land at the airport.

PRO TIP: To stay safe while traveling in Mexico, read this article. It provides an overview of some of the worst mistakes and money traps that many tourists often fall into.

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Driving to Bacalar Mexico

Renting a car in Cancun and taking a drive from Cancun to Bacalar is the most convenient option because it allows you to travel at your pace and explore other places in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

I always rent my car at City Car Rental in Cancun and love their service and prices. Another option is Discovercars.com where you can choose from dozens of rental car companies who offer competitive prices.

PRO TIP: If you have questions about renting a car in Mexico, read this article to help you navigate the process.

Driving from Cancun to Bacalar

The drive from Cancun to Bacalar is pretty straightforward: Whether you are starting your trip to Bacalar in Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, or Tulum, you need to take Highway 307 toward Chetumal and continue all the way south until you arrive in Bacalar. 

Here’s a quick snapshot of driving distances to Bacalar Mexico:

  • Cancun to Bacalar – 215 miles (346 kilometers) 4 hours, 20 minutes
  • Playa Del Carmen to Bacalar – 173 miles (279 kilometers) 3 hours, 35 minutes 
  • Tulum to Bacalar – 133 miles (215 kilometers) 2 hours, 30 minutes

Taking a bus to Bacalar Mexico

Taking a bus from Cancun to Bacalar is the most economical option for budget travelers and everyone who has some extra time, as the bus ride takes a bit longer due to all the stops. ADO is Mexico’s largest bus company that serves this a route and can also help you get around the entire Yucatan Peninsula. 

You can buy tickets on the spot, but keep in mind that there could be a line, which means you will need some extra time, or online through the ADO app that can be downloaded on your phone.

Cancun to Bacalar by bus

To get to Bacalar from Cancun, take ADO bus to Chetumal, the capital of Quintana Roo about 25 minutes south of Bacalar. The bus station in Bacalar is located right along the main highway, and you can easily fetch a taxi to your hotel from there. If your hotel isn’t far, you can take a walk from the bus station since Bacalar is perfectly safe.

The bus from Cancun to Bacalar takes slightly over 4 hours, but ADO buses are clean, comfortable and air conditioned, so you will enjoy the ride.

Tulum to Bacalar by bus

If you are traveling from Tulum to Bacalar by bus, head to ADO bus station in downtown Tulum. The same bus that departs from Cancun also makes a stop in Tulum, which is great if you want to visit both destinations. 

Taking a private shuttle from Cancun to Bacalar

If you want a more comfortable ride, consider taking a private shuttle from Cancun to Bacalar. Private shuttles have fewer passengers than ADO buses and are faster. A driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your hotel in Bacalar. 

Flying to Chetumal International Airport

Although Cancun is the largest airport in the Yucatan Peninsula, Chetumal International Airport is the closest airport to Bacalar. It has flights from Mexico City and Guadalajara and is on track to add flights from Miami, Florida in 2022.

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Best hotels in Bacalar Mexico

If you are looking for the best hotels in Bacalar, you have two options: stay in town or stay on the Bacalar lagoon. The good news is, you can walk or ride a bicycle to most places, since the town is very compact.

PRO TIP: To learn more about the best hotels in Bacalar for any budget, read my complete guide on where to stay in Bacalar.  

Hotels on the Bacalar lagoon are more expensive, as they offer views of the water and fun activities like yoga and kayaking. Hotels in downtown Bacalar tend to be more on a budget side. They are perfect for backpackers and budget travelers who visit Bacalar before continuing their trip to other parts of Mexico.

Best hotels in Bacalar, Mexico
Photo courtesy Hotel Makaaba Eco Boutique

When visiting Bacalar, try to stay in sustainable that support responsible tourism. Some of the best hotels in Bacalar that adhere to sustainable practices are: Hotel Makaaba Eco Boutique, and Villas Ecotucan.

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Photo courtesy Casa Delia

During my trip to Bacalar, I stayed at Casa Delia, a nice family-run hotel with a pool and patio about 10 minutes away from downtown Bacalar and within walking distance from the ADO bus station. Another great budget stay in Bacalar is Asile Hotel Boutique located in downtown Bacalar.

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Photo courtesy Habitas Bacalar

Luxury hotels in Bacalar

Bacalar is one of the most budget-friendly destinations in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and yet, it has a good range of high-end hotels catering to luxury travelers.

While Bacalar has several luxury hotels such as Hotel Casa Hormiga that offers a spa with wellness treatments and a designated area for yoga and meditation. Another luxury property is Habitas Bacalar, a 5-star hotel with beautiful waterfront cabanas and a lush garden.

Best hotels in Bacalar Mexico
Photo courtesy Habitas Bacalar

 Mia Bacalar Luxury Resort and Spa is one of the most well-known luxury hotels in Bacalar with a restaurant, pool, spa and awesome amenities, so you technically don’t even have to leave your hotel. 

Mid-range hotels in Bacalar

Not ready to drop a few hundred dollars for a night stay on the Bacalar lagoon? No worries! Bacalar has tons of less-expensive hotels for under $100 within a short distance from the lagoon.

Best hotels in Bacalar Mexico
Photo courtesy La Galuna Bacalar

For example, La Galuna Bacalar is a great mid-range option with cool minimalistic design and big swimming pool. And Hotel Aires Bacalar boasts stunning garden views, clean design, continental breakfast and affordable prices. It’s one of the best hotels in Bacalar for a mid-range price!

Best budget hotels in Bacalar Mexico
Photo courtesy Hotel Sur Bacalar

Budget-friendly hotels in Bacalar

Bacalar might be one of the most beautiful destinations in Mexico, but you don’t have to break your bank to afford a stay here. There are many budget-friendly hotels in Bacalar.

For example, Hotel Bacalar Magico is a great option at affordable rates a few minutes from the lagoon. You can book it on hotels.com

Hotel Casa Ariana is a simple, but cute property within walking distance from Bacalar Lagoon with spacious rooms. And hosts are super friendly! 

A cute hotel with terra-cotta colors, Hotel Sur Bacalar is an excellent option if you want to spend a few days in town before continuing your travels, and only need basic amenities.

Located in the heart of Bacalar, Hotel Sur Bacalar offers a great combination of affordable price, walking distance to most things to do in Bacalar, and a nice quiet atmosphere. The hotel has a nice swimming pool and spacious rooms with a great design that get rave reviews from customers. 

It’s also one of the only pet-friendly hotels in Bacalar!

Agoda.com is my favorite website for budget accommodations. If you want to find good budget-friendly hotels in Bacalar, check it out.

Best hostels in Bacalar Mexico

If you want to stretch your cash, I got good news for you: There are several great hostels in Bacalar where you can stay for a relatively low price and meet fellow travelers from all over the world.

The Yak Lake House Hostal is one of the best hostels in Bacalar that offers shared and private rooms and also has many activities for its guests. Yaxche is another popular hostel in Bacalar among budget-travelers with cool campsites and continental breakfast.

If you are looking for hostels in Bacalar, visit Hostelworld.com. They offer a good selection at affordable rates.

Best things to do in Bacalar Mexico

While Bacalar is mostly known for its incredible lagoon, it offers many other things. In this article, we will take a close look at some of the best things to do in Bacalar, as well as nearby destinations that you can visit.

Best things to do in Bacalar Mexico

1. Take a tour of Bacalar Lagoon

If you are visiting Bacalar Mexico for the first time, start your trip with a boat tour of the gorgeous Bacalar Lagoon.

You will visit several areas of the lagoon such as Isla de los Pajaros (Bird Island) and Canal de Los Piratas (pirates’ channel), and Cenote La Bruja, also known as Cenote Negra that can only be accessed by boat. Taking a tour of the Bacalar lagoon is a magical experience and even after taking a tour several times, I look forward to doing it every time I visit Bacalar!

If you want to book a tour of the Bacalar Lagoon, I recommend Bacalovesailing, a small local company, that has all-female crew. They use sailboats, which are a much better option than speed boats which can be harmful to the lagoon. 

Another option is to book your tour online ahead of your trip through Get Your Guide, one of the best platforms for booking organized tours.

Best things to do in Bacalar Mexico

2. Rent a kayak

Kayaking in the clear waters of the Bacalar Lagoon is so much fun! There are many companies in Bacalar where you can rent a kayak or paddle board for a couple of hours to enjoy this breathtaking place.

Additionally, many hotels in Bacalar offer kayaks to their guests free of charge. Ask how far you can go since the lagoon is 26 miles long and it can take you hours to explore it.

While the Bacalar lagoon is tranquil and doesn’t have any currents, the wind can pick up in the afternoon. Plan your kayaking trip for the morning when the lagoon is calm, and it’s easy to paddle around.

GOOD TO KNOW: At time of writing this post, Bacalar has a petition to ban jet skis, as many renters ride them at very high speeds in shallow areas which is harmful to marine ecosystems. Do not rent jet skis, when you come to Bacalar to preserve the flora and fauna of this place.

3. Swim in the lagoon

Nicknamed “The Maldives of Mexico,” Bacalar Lagoon boasts seven colors, because of various depth levels and the contrast created by limestone at the bottom of the lagoon and its clear waters.

While there are no beaches along Bacalar lagoon, many hotels have docks or balnearios (wooden piers) from where you can jump in the water. There are also public balenarios in Bacalar Mexico where you can swim at no additional cost or for a few pesos.

Balneario Municipal in Bacalar is located between Calle 14 and 12 has a nice, long pier and is free to the public. It can get a bit crowded by the afternoon, so try to arrive early.

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4. Take a dip in Bacalar cenotes

Aside from the gorgeous lagoon, Bacalar also boasts several cenotes. Two of them, Cenote La Bruja (also called Cenote Negro) and Cenote Esmeralda, are located within the lagoon, and can only be accessed by boat.

Two others, Cenote Cocalitos, and Cenote Azul can be accessed by land, and require an small fee.

Cenote La Bruja (Cenote Negra)

While this cenote can only be accessed by boat, it’s a perfect place to see the changing color between the lagoon and the edge of the cenote. Most tours of Bacalar lagoon make a stop here.

Cenote Azul

Cenote Azul is located on the southern side of Bacalar and is less than 10 minutes by driving. This cenote has tons of space and the water is incredibly warm, so you will definitely want to stay here!

There is a small restaurant, bathrooms and souvenir shops on site, and many visitors spend at least a couple of hours here.

One of the deepest cenotes (about 300 feet) in the entire Yucatan Peninsula, Cenote Azul is also popular for scuba diving, but you will not see much wildlife there if you dive, since this cenote is not connected to the lagoon and is more like a mini-lake.

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Cenote Cocalitos

Cenote Cocalitos is one of the most popular cenotes in Bacalar because of its incredible color and overwater hammocks and swings. To enter Cenote Cocalitos you need to pay 35 pesos in cash, and you can stay here for hours if you want to chill in hammocks and swings over the water.

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Estromatolitos on Bacalar Lagoon

When you enter Cenote Cocalitos, you will see round formations on the water that look like mounds of dirt floating on the surface. They are called estramatolliots (stomalites in English) and are made up of many layers of cyanobacteria that are critical to maintaining balanced life in the lagoon. 

This cenote is not the only place where you can spot estromatolitos, as they can found in many parts of the Bacalar lagoon.

Estromatollitos are believed to be the oldest organisms on the planet and have an important role of photosynthesis which helps to produce more oxygen. While most of them have become extinct, Bacalar is one of the few places in the world where they still exist! 

Do NOT touch estramatollitos or tamper with them because it can easily damage them. You well see many signs around Bacalar warning you about getting close to estramatollitos.

Why you should not wear sunscreen while swimming in Bacalar lagoon

Additionally, try not to use sunscreen or minimize the use of it when you are in cenotes or the lagoon. The Bacalar Lagoon has a very delicate ecosystem that can be easily damaged by harmful chemicals in sunscreen or other cosmetic products. 

Even biodegradable, eco-friendly sunscreen can damage this fragile ecosystem and harm stromatolites.

Cenote Esmeralda

Another cenote located within Bacalar Lagoon, Cenote Esmeralda is pretty shallow and is perfect for trying swimming and paddle boarding.

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5. Learn Bacalar history at Fuerte San Felipe

The fortress of San Felipe (or Fuerte San Felipe in Spanish) is a must when visiting Bacalar, Mexico. Located in the heart of the city, this fortress is a great place to learn the pirate history of the area.

Perched on the hill above Bacalar lagoons, this impressive fortress was built back in the day to protect the area from pirates roaming the region. While you won’t find any pirates these days, you can check out a cool museum and 360-degree views of the lagoon inside the fortress. The entrance fee is 100 pesos for foreign visitors.

Right near the fortress, there is a colorful sign Bacalar that is popular for taking photos. 

6. Visit Parroquia San Joaquin

A few blocks north from the center of Bacalar sits the San Joaquin church that is dedicated to the patron of Bacalar, San Joaquin. It’s a nice stop on your Bacalar itinerary that will help you to learn more about this gorgeous town.

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7. Marvel at Bacalar street art

Bacalar has a budding art scene and you can find cool murals throughout this small town. The best way to explore Bacalar street art is by renting a bike which is pretty easy since many hotels in Bacalar offer bike rentals. Exploring the town by bicycle is one of the best things to do in Bacalar, if you want to learn the town quickly.

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8. Dive in Mahahual

Located in Mexico’s Costa Maya, Mahahual is a hidden gem of Mexico’s Caribbean that until recently was mostly known as a stop for cruise ships. 

But things are changing: now Mahahual is a popular diving spot thanks to its proximity to Great Mesoamerican Reef (the second largest reef in the world). It also has a lively restaurant scene and one of the best beaches in Mexico.

Since Mahahual is about 1,5 hours away from Bacalar, it’s a good idea to spend one night here. Booking.com is a great platform to book your stay to relax after a day of fun activities. 

PRO TIP: To learn more about things to do in Mahahual and plan your getaway to this Caribbean paradise, read my article

Best things to do in Bacalar Mexico

9. Take a quick trip to Chacchoben ruins

Chacchoben is the closest Mayan ruin site to Bacalar located about 25 minutes north from the town. You can easily visit Chacchoben by taxi from Bacalar or by renting a car.

Chacchoben is one of the lesser-known Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula. Translated from the Mayan language as “red corn,” this archaeological site was discovered only in 1972 by Dr. Peter Harrison. 

Only a small part of Chacchoben has been uncovered with many pyramids and structures still covered by vegetation. Look closely while walking around the site and you will see big structures covered by soil and trees – these could be hiding a lot of secrets!

How to get to Chacchoben: The best way to visit Chacchoben is by renting a car, as the drive can be about 30-40 minutes, however, you can also book a guided tour of this area.

Entrance Fee: 70 Pesos

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Can you climb the ruins: No

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10. Explore the ruins of Kohunlich

Kohunlich, is a remote Mayan ruin site just over 1 hour away from Bacalar in the middle of the thick jungle.

Kohunlich is one of those less-visited Mayan ruins in Mexico that doesn’t see the traffic of Chichen Itza or Tulum ruins. This archaeological is pretty remote, and if you want to have this amazing place to yourself, come early morning when the site is about open.

The most notable feature of Kohunlich is the temple of the masks that was built to honor the God of the sun. Inside the temple, you will find six incredible stucco masks along the staircase that played an important role in the Mayan traditions and culture.

Price: 55 Pesos

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Can you climb the ruins: Yes

Visiting Mayan ruins is one of the best things to do in Bacalar Mexico

Just north of Kohunlich, there are ruin sites Dzibanche and Kinichna, but they are more remote, and the road has many bumps and potholes, so spare extra time for your trip. Just like other ruins in Mexico, the entrance is in pesos, so don’t forget to bring enough cash.

PRO TIP: If you don’t have a rental car, get a guided tour of Kohunlich and Dzibanche from Bacalar.

If you decide to combine Kohunlich, Dzibanche and Kinichna in one trip, you will need between 5-7 hours for your adventure.

To get to Kohunlich, take a road south from Bacalar and get on a highway to Campeche before making a left turn toward the ruins. 

Entrance fee: 55 Pesos (covers both Dzibanche and Kinichna)

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Can you climb the ruins: No

Calakmul is one of the best Mayan ruins in Mexico

11. Take a day trip to Calakmul

If you are ready for an adventure, take a day trip to Calakmul. Located in the neighboring state of Campeche, Calakmul is one of the most incredible ruins in entire Mexico. The drive from Bacalar to Kalakmul is about 3,5 hours, but it is worth the effort: this archaeological site sits deep in the Mayan jungle and covers nearly 2 square kilometers. 

It’s a real gem if you want to take a trip off-the-beaten tourist track, and I recommend it as one of my favorite places to visit in Mexico.

Fees: To enter Calakmul, you have to pay three separate fees that total about 160 pesos. 

First, you need to pay 40 pesos as you enter Highway 186 leading to the site. Second, you need to pay 65 pesos to enter the national park where the ruins are located. And third, you need to pay about 55 pesos at the welcome center when you get to the ruins. 

All of these fees have to be paid in cash.

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12. Swim in Los Rapidos

Los Rápidos is Bacalar’s one of the best-kept secrets that is now getting discovered by more visitors. Located about 20 minutes by car from Bacalar, Los Rápidos is a system of beautiful canals that are popular for swimming and kayaking. The water in Los Rápidos is so clear that you can see tons of fish swimming right next to you.

Many visitors who come to Los Rapidos spend a few hours here but stay much longer. Right on site, you can buy some food at the restaurant, chill in the hammock in the water, get a kayak and grab a chair and a table to enjoy the view.

Come here early morning or later afternoon as it tends to be less busy and you can snag a sun lounger near the water. Similar to Bacalar lagoon, don’t forget to leave your sunscreen at home.

Entrance to Los Rapidos is 150 pesos. Taxi from Bacalar is 200 pesos one way and has to be paid in cash.

Best things to do in Bacalar Mexico

Best restaurants in Bacalar

Bacalar has a great restaurant scene for its small size. Here you can find vegan eateries, authentic Mexican restaurants, and fine dining options where you can try Mexican and international dishes. 

  • NAO Bacalar – a Japanese-style restaurant located on the Bacalar lagoon. The options include a mix of Japanese and Mexican food such as ajillo japonés – sautéed vegetables with garlic with a dash of sake; a variety of sushi, soups and poke bowls which are excellent for vegans and vegetarians.
  • Mr. Taco – If you are craving more authentic Mexican food, head to Mr. Taco located on the main square. As the name suggests, this place serves a wide variety of tacos that are made right on the spot. They also have burritos, tostados de ceviches and various breakfast options.
  • El Manati – One of the most popular restaurants in Bacalar with a beautiful ambiance and tropical vibes. 
  • Ixchel Bacalar – This restaurant offers Mexican food, such as chilaquiles, tortas and pancakes. Visitors particularly like Ixchel’s breakfast options and the restaurant’s casual vibe. 

Best cafes in Bacalar

  • Mango y Chile – one of the most popular vegan restaurants in Bacalar, Mexico near Fuerte San Felipe. It offers a mix of Mexican and Western comfort food such as hamburgers, tacos, salsas and enchiladas. They also have delicious vegan ice cream and brownies, so even if you are not a plant-based eater, you will love these yummy deserts.
  • Maracuya – A great spot with a view of the Bacalar Lagoon that is home to several cafes that also offers kayak rentals.
  • Mi Burrito – A small cafe along the main road along the Bacalar Lagoon that offers yummy burritos. A must try!
  • El Pasta Hidalguense – A new cafe that offers delicious pastas and empanadas 
  • Enamora Bacalar – One of the best breakfast places in Bacalar a few blocks away from downtown with plenty of healthy options.
Best things to do in Bacalar Mexico

Tips for visiting Bacalar Mexico

  • Don’t touch or tamper with estramatollitos in any way.
  • Don’t use sunscreen or any cosmetics before entering the lagoon. Same applies to bug repellent. Ideally shower before going in the water.
  • Support sustainable hotels in Bacalar and local vendors who sell their crafts and street food in downtown Bacalar.
  • Skip tours with motorized boats because they do pollute the lagoon, and instead choose tours that use sailboats. Bacalovesailing is a great option.
  • Walk and ride a bike whenever possible. Bacalar is small, so you don’t need a car unless you are away from cenotes and other places of interest.
  • Minimize your us of plastic. Skip single-use items and plastic straws whenever you go to restaurants or grab a take-out.
  • Don’t touch any marine animals, such as fish, snails, and others. They play an important role in keeping this delicate ecosystem in check.

The most commonly asked questions about Bacalar Mexico

Even after reading this article, you probably still have a few questions about visiting Bacalar. I did my best to answer some of the most common questions about Bacalar that I often hear from the fellow travelers.

How many days to spend in Bacalar Mexico?

I recommend no less than 3 days on Bacalar lagoon. Ideally, plan to stay about 5 days in Bacalar to get the most out of your experience. The town might be small, but trust me, time will fly once you get here! The Bacalar lagoon has many activities, and once you come here, you will most likely want to extend your stay.

Is Bacalar safe to visit?

Yes! Bacalar is safe to visit, and, it’s much safer than other popular destinations in Quintana Roo like Cancun, Playa Del Carmen or even Tulum. I’ve walked around at night and rode my bicycle on the streets of Bacalar, and never felt unsafe.

That, however, doesn’t mean that you should forget about common sense. Your safety and wellbeing is on you while you are on the road, and Bacalar is not exception just like any other place. 

If safety is a concern, consider getting World Nomads insurance that will protect you in case of lost or stolen luggage, accidents, hospital visits and many other unforeseen events. 

PRO TIP: To stay safe on your trip, take a look at my list of Mexico travel tips.

Get My 25 Tips On How To Stay Safe In Mexico (and avoid tourist scams)

    How many colors does the Bacalar Lagoon have?

    The Bacalar lagoon is called the lagoon of seven colors (or Laguna de Siete Colores in Spanish) because of the many shades of blue that can be found around the lake. For example, areas around the edges of Bacalar lagoon tend to have lighter colors due to their shallow depth, while the middle of the lake is darker as it’s deeper. 

    What’s the best time to visit Bacalar Mexico ?

    If you are looking for mild weather and no rain, the best time to visit Bacalar is from December through mid-April. However, it is also the busiest time in Bacalar with scores of tourists from colder climates making their way here. Hotel prices in Bacalar tend to be the highest during this time. 

    November through early December is a low season in Bacalar – this time marks the end of the rainy season in the region and is also a perfect downtime, before it gets busy in winter. 

    Why visit Bacalar Mexico?

    If you are still wondering whether you should visit Bacalar Mexico, my answer is a resounding yes! The stunning Bacalar lagoon is absolutely worth your time and well, money, because there’s no other place in the world like it.

    I hope you enjoy your time here as much as I do and have the best time of your life!

    Final thoughts on visiting Bacalar Mexico

    Bacalar is one of the best destinations in all of Mexico and is quickly gaining popularity among travelers from all over the world. While you will not find a big party scene here, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and spend time on the most beautiful lagoon in Mexico! 

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