Francisco’s guidebook to Bacalar

Francisco
Francisco’s guidebook to Bacalar

Sightseeing

Bacalar Lagoon is a spectacular water body known for its multiple shades of blue. People traditionally know it as "the 7-colors lagoon".
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Lake Bacalar
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Bacalar Lagoon is a spectacular water body known for its multiple shades of blue. People traditionally know it as "the 7-colors lagoon".
The San Felipe Fort stands in the center of Bacalar, right by the main square. It was built in 1733 as a Mexican stronghold against invading English colonizers and pirates. Today it is a museum.
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Fort San Felipe Bacalar
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The San Felipe Fort stands in the center of Bacalar, right by the main square. It was built in 1733 as a Mexican stronghold against invading English colonizers and pirates. Today it is a museum.
Astonishing sunrises that are worth getting up early! Public pier, free access.
Muelle Ecologico
Astonishing sunrises that are worth getting up early! Public pier, free access.

Food Scene

Majestic views and great food served on the lagoon shore.
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La Playita
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Majestic views and great food served on the lagoon shore.
Best non-Mexican food in Bacalar. Great ambiance.
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Finisterre Bacalar
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Best non-Mexican food in Bacalar. Great ambiance.
Unique vegan burgers. Fantastic food, charming setting, and remarkable views.
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Mango y Chile
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Unique vegan burgers. Fantastic food, charming setting, and remarkable views.
Lovely breakfast spot.
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El Manatí Bacalar
116 Calle 22
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Lovely breakfast spot.
Best breakfast in Bacalar.
Ixchel Bacalar
Best breakfast in Bacalar.
Beautiful setting. The food is good. Kai Pez is an enjoyable option to spend outdoor time with friends and family.
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Kai Pez
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Beautiful setting. The food is good. Kai Pez is an enjoyable option to spend outdoor time with friends and family.
Gourmet Mexican food. Wonderful atmosphere and delicious traditional food.
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Nixtamal (Cocina a Fuego y Ceniza)
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Gourmet Mexican food. Wonderful atmosphere and delicious traditional food.
Spectacular views that make for stunning pictures. Los Aluxes is famous for its swings hanging over the lagoon.
Los Aluxes Bacalar
Spectacular views that make for stunning pictures. Los Aluxes is famous for its swings hanging over the lagoon.

Nearby Destinations

Soft sand beaches, palapas, and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef that runs along the coast. An incredible place to snorkel.
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Mahahual
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Soft sand beaches, palapas, and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef that runs along the coast. An incredible place to snorkel.

Archeological Sites

Kohunlich Mayan Ruins have unique stone masks and very well-preserved monuments. Very worthwhile for a day away from crowds.
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Kohunlich
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Kohunlich Mayan Ruins have unique stone masks and very well-preserved monuments. Very worthwhile for a day away from crowds.

Other Landmarks

Cenote Azul is a massive and very deep cenote with clean water.
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Restaurant Eco Turístico Cenote Azul
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Cenote Azul is a massive and very deep cenote with clean water.

Tour Operators

Private sailing tours. Real ecotourism.
The Sailing Colibrí- Bacalar Tours
#1239 Calle 44
Private sailing tours. Real ecotourism.
Boat and sailboat tours. Stand-up paddleboards tours. Kayak rentals.
DayTour Bacalar
67 Costera
Boat and sailboat tours. Stand-up paddleboards tours. Kayak rentals.
Stand-up paddleboard tours, sunrise tours, rentals, and lessons.
What SUP Bacalar
Stand-up paddleboard tours, sunrise tours, rentals, and lessons.

Doporučení související s městem

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Make a stop at the supermarket before arriving to Bacalar

There are no big supermarkets in Bacalar. If there is any specific item that you need and that is only sold in this kind of store, make sure you get it in Chetumal or Tulum.
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Bring cash. ATMs are frequently out of service.

Bring cash. ATMs are frequently out of service. Most restaurants take credit cards, though.
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Bring eco-friendly sunscreen!

Bring eco-friendly sunscreen! The lagoon is a fragile ecosystem; it will appreciate it!