When you arrive at the Magic Town of Bacalar, you have the sensation of observing an optical illusion created by various flashes of blue water, ranging from the darkest, through turquoise, to the most transparent. But no, this is not a mirage, it is a reality and it is the immense seven-color lagoon and a tourist magnet that forces you to discover Bacalar, located just 40 minutes from Chetumal, Quintana Roo.
We owe this gift of nature to seven cenotes distributed along the Bacalar lagoon, whose length is 43 kilometers. Depending on the time of day, the sun's rays illuminate the entrances to the underground caverns, allowing travelers to appreciate the range of colors and their various depths. There are different activities such as kayaking, snorkeling or diving, so you can explore this aquatic maze.
Unmissable experiences in Bacalar.
Another way to enjoy the nature that surrounds this Magic Town of the Caribbean is by sleeping in one of the hotels in Bacalar that were built on the shore of the lagoon. Most are ideal for a couple's getaway or for a complete disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city. Its main jewel is having hammocks and swings suspended over the lagoon.
You can't say you went to Bacalar if you don't go on a walk through the center of town. Here you will find the Fort of San Felipe, which, formerly, protected the Mayan community from pirate invasions. Visit the museum and walk among the vestiges of 11 canyons, from which you will get unique views of the Magic Town of Bacalar to immortalize in photographs. Take the opportunity to take a bike ride through the streets and sit down to have a beer accompanied by some seafood tacos fresh from the sea.
The Magical Town of Bacalar is very close to the Riviera Maya and approximately four hours by land from Cancun.
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