Welcome to Laguna Bacalar


Some would say this area is the 'new' Tulum. Small and sleepy, yet with enough tourism to have things to do and places to eat, the lakeside town of Bacalar lies east of the highway, 115km south of Felipe Carrillo Puerto. It’s noted mostly for its old Spanish fortress and popular balnearios (swimming grounds). There’s not much else going on, but that’s why people like it. Around the town plaza, you'll find ATMs, a money exchange office, a small grocery store, a taxi stand and tourist information office.


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Laguna Bacalar activities

$30 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sunrise Paddle Board Tour

You will meet your guide at a location in Bacalar. From there, we will paddle directly to the channel of the pirates where you will have the opportunity to have breakfast and make exfoliating mask with sulfur mud which is excellent for your skin. We will also go to the Black Cenote or Cenote La Bruja (The Witch) which is an open sky cenote, the deepest point in Laguna Bacalar where you can jump to the cenote from a tree which is lots of fun.Finally, we will paddle through the beautiful Bacalar coast line where you can enjoy the most beautiful colors of the lagoon to our starting point.

$48 Shore Excursions

Sunrise Experiencie Standup paddleboarding Tour in Laguna Bacalar

Live this fascinating experience full of adventure, admiring the beauty of Laguna Bacalar. Our experience begins at 6:00 am, to be able to admire the first rays of the sun and enjoy the nature and energy of the first rays of the Sun. We will do the tour in our Paddle, accompanied by expert guides who will help you in all moment and you can enjoy a unique experience.  We will make a stop at the Black Cenote or better known as the Cenote de la Bruja, you can swim or snorkel, appreciate the environment and listen to the sound of the birds. We will have time for a small snak to later continue towards the Pirates Channel. The name is attributed to being the site by which the pirates entered to sack the city of Bacalar in the eighteenth century. Its white sands and clear waters will allow you to observe different shades of blue, which makes this destination an excellent place to take photos and rest while enjoying one of the best landscapes that Bacalar can offer you.

$575 Cultural & Theme Tours

Maya Classic 5 days TULUM BACALAR CHETUMAL CALACMUL PALENQUE GULF OF MEXICO CAMPECHE UXMAL MERIDA CHICHEN ITZA IK KIL from Cancun

Day 1.  Tulum - Laguna Bacalar - Chetumal Breakfast. Departure to the most beautiful Mayan city of the Caribbean coast. Just in Tulum you get the most beautiful photos of all your vacation. Then you will explore the stunning beauty of lake Bacalar, which is called "seven-colored lake" because it combined in various color tones, from turquoise to blue. Here is the Blue cenote (natural water body that is fed by underground rivers) where you can swim in the crystal clear water. In the evening you'll arrive to Chetumal, accommodation in hotel 4* Day 2.  Calakmul - Palenque Morning, after Breakfast, visit of Calakmul — one of the largest Maya settlements of the classic period. Calakmul is located 35 km from the border of Guatemala. The ruins surrounded by a network of canals and reservoirs. Departure to the city of Palenque (Chiapas). In the evening arrival in Palenque, check-in hotel 4*. Free time for relaxing or exploring the city. Day 3  Palenque - Gulf Of Mexico - Campeche The ruins of Palenque are among the most important Mayan archaeological sites in Mexico. The ancient city is situated among high jungle-covered hills, the ruins in the early morning shrouded in thick fog, near a small stream is running, you can often hear the roar of the Jaguar or the howler monkey. The combination of nature and ancient ruins gives to this place a special energy.  After the tour transfer to the city of Campeche. You will walk through narrow colonial streets, look at these walls withstood numerous pirate attacks. Accommodation in hotel 4* Day 4. Campeche – Uxmal – Merida Breakfast. In the morning you will travel to magnificent Uxmal, about which numerous legends. So, say that the pyramid is the temple of the Magician was built in just one night, but in the city still live forest guards called "alushi". The Palace of the Governor, the House of Turtles, Dove court, convent — all that you see here, in the unique Uxmal. Later, you will enter the world of the Spanish aristocrats and visit the ancient Hacienda. Moving to Merida. Accommodation in hotel 4* . Evening promenade of the colonial city. Day 5. Merida - Chichen Itza – Cenote IK Kil – Tequila Factory- Cancun/Riviera MayaBreakfast. Departure to the center of the Yucatan Peninsula and explore the main attractions of Chichen Itza. This ancient city is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world and is recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Next, you will swim in crystal clear cenote where you can experience the healing properties of groundwater. The culmination of the tour will be visiting of tequila faсtory where you can see the tequila production process and taste this wonderful drink. Moving to Cancun/Mayan Riviera.

$614 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Maya Classic 5 days TULUM BACALAR CHETUMAL CALACMUL PALENQUE GULF OF MEXICO CAMPECHE UXMAL MERIDA CHICHEN ITZA IK KIL from Tulum

Day 1.  Tulum - Laguna Bacalar - Chetumal Breakfast. Departure to the most beautiful Mayan city of the Caribbean coast. Just in Tulum you get the most beautiful photos of all your vacation. Then you will explore the stunning beauty of lake Bacalar, which is called "seven-colored lake" because it combined in various color tones, from turquoise to blue. Here is the Blue cenote (natural water body that is fed by underground rivers) where you can swim in the crystal clear water. In the evening you'll arrive to Chetumal, accommodation in hotel 4* Day 2.  Calakmul - Palenque Morning, after Breakfast, visit of Calakmul — one of the largest Maya settlements of the classic period. Calakmul is located 35 km from the border of Guatemala. The ruins surrounded by a network of canals and reservoirs. Departure to the city of Palenque (Chiapas). In the evening arrival in Palenque, check-in hotel 4*. Free time for relaxing or exploring the city. Day 3  Palenque - Gulf Of Mexico - Campeche The ruins of Palenque are among the most important Mayan archaeological sites in Mexico. The ancient city is situated among high jungle-covered hills, the ruins in the early morning shrouded in thick fog, near a small stream is running, you can often hear the roar of the Jaguar or the howler monkey. The combination of nature and ancient ruins gives to this place a special energy.  After the tour transfer to the city of Campeche. You will walk through narrow colonial streets, look at these walls withstood numerous pirate attacks. Accommodation in hotel 4* Day 4. Campeche – Uxmal – Merida Breakfast. In the morning you will travel to magnificent Uxmal, about which numerous legends. So, say that the pyramid is the temple of the Magician was built in just one night, but in the city still live forest guards called "alushi". The Palace of the Governor, the House of Turtles, Dove court, convent — all that you see here, in the unique Uxmal. Later, you will enter the world of the Spanish aristocrats and visit the ancient Hacienda. Moving to Merida. Accommodation in hotel 4* . Evening promenade of the colonial city. Day 5. Merida - Chichen Itza – Cenote IK Kil – Tequila Factory- Cancun/Riviera MayaBreakfast. Departure to the center of the Yucatan Peninsula and explore the main attractions of Chichen Itza. This ancient city is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world and is recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Next, you will swim in crystal clear cenote where you can experience the healing properties of groundwater. The culmination of the tour will be visiting of tequila faсtory where you can see the tequila production process and taste this wonderful drink. Moving to Cancun/Mayan Riviera.

$1231.65 Classic

Mayan Highlights

If you’re short on time but want to delve into the Yucatán, this wide-ranging itinerary in one of Mexico’s most fascinating regions is a worthwhile alternative to the mainstream. Snorkel Caribbean reefs and laze on beautiful white-sand beaches. Enter the world of the ancient Maya at Chichén Itzá and the incredible jungle ruins of Palenque. Your experienced Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will reveal the region’s hidden gems, taking the hassle out of travel so you can focus on ancient ruins and vibrant sites, or revel in a tranquil sunset from Playa del Carmen beaches.