In Bacalar, located by the shore of the "Seven Colors Lagoon", a prodigal nature and a unique history are interwoven in a magaical tapestry.
|You are in:
|| Place to Visit |
Founded by the ancient Maya, it was an important pre-Hispanic commercial outpost, where merchants and other travelers found provisions and lodging in their route south to Guatemala and Honduras. Its population suffered like no other the rigors of the Spanish conquest. Once it was estabilished after several years or armed resistance, Bacalar became the most important Spanish bastion in what today is the State of Quintana Roo.
The Bacalar’s sweet water is a paradise of natural beauty with a fascinating past and many stories to tell.
Its beautiful lagoon offers the perfect natural scenario to all those in search of a great outdoors do while adventure.
Navigate, on a sunny day, the beautiful Bacalar Lagoon, and discover the reason why it's also known as the "Seven Colors Lagoon".
On a pontoom craft or a motorboat, enjoyan incomparable photographic viseo safari along its 50 km of torquoise-blue waters, capturing images of birds and reptiles that thrive in the surrounding vegetation. Reach Chetumal Bay on a four-hour tour while admiring the bountiful nature of this magical place. Explore a labyrinth of channels on jet-ski, paddle in a kayak to small lagoons and cenotes, and take your time to snorkel the reed-covered islets.
You can swim almost anywhere in Bacalar Lagoon; just make sure you ask where the best and safest places are. This lagoon has underwater currents and submerged cenotes.
Walk, jog or run along Bacalar's waterfront, or go bicycle riding. It is a peaceful and safe place to exercise outdoors.
Ask about the various camping grounds available. Watching the sun rise on the shores of Bacalar Lagoon will fascinare you!
The area around Bacalar has numerous cenotes, channels and small interconnected lagoons where bird watching is a pleasure.
A tour through these water trails will take you to places of exuberant vegetation and abundant wildlife.