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Indulge in Bliss: 4 Enchanting Activities to Do in Bacalar Mexico

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the hidden gem of Mexico – Bacalar! As a seasoned traveler in love with Mexico's diverse cultures, I can confidently say that Bacalar is where magic comes to life. Nestled away from the bustling tourist hubs, this tranquil haven promises an experience like no other.

Kayaking on the lagoon in Bacalar.

I visited Bacalar for my first time in January 2022, just after New Year's (RIP Betty White). My journey started with the high energy of Isla Mujeres and Tulum, then ended in the ever enchanting Bacalar, further south in the state of Quintana Roo. If you seek serenity and adventure, let me share the top four mesmerizing things to do in this enchanting wonderland.

1. Explore the Lagoon of Seven Colors on a Boat Tour

Bacalar's main attraction is "The Lagoon of Seven Colors". Dive into a boat tour that unveils the lagoon's secrets, revealing different shades of blue in its crystal-clear waters. Each moment aboard will leave you in awe of nature's palette.

Several boats gathered in the lagoon while people swim in the shallow water.
The Lagoon of Seven Colors

2. Surrender to Bliss: Relax on Lagoon Swings

Indulge in the ultimate tranquility by unwinding on lagoon swings. At a serene resort with direct water access, you'll find yourself gently swaying above the shimmering waters. Feel the worries of the world drift away as you surrender to the peaceful rhythm of Bacalar.

Swings in the lagoon in Bacalar.
Swings in the lagoon at Bacalar

3. Experience Dawn's Magic: Kayak During Sunrise

Let your spirit soar with a sunrise kayaking adventure on the tranquil lagoon. As the first light kisses the waters, you'll embark on a journey of tranquility and wonder. This soul-stirring experience will undoubtedly be the highlight of your trip.

Kayaking during the sunise on the lagoon in Bacalar.

4. Savor Culinary Delights: Nixtamal's Exquisite Dinner

Delight your taste buds at Nixtamal, where delectable dishes are served amidst a captivating outdoor ambiance. Sip on refreshing drinks, indulge in delicious fare, and immerse yourself in the flavors of Mexico like never before

Nixtamal's outdoor patio with lots of foliage and a jungle vibe.
Beer and guacamole outside on the patio.
Fish and beer
Fish and beer from Nixtamal

Visit Bacalar

Bacalar, a city beloved by seasoned explorers, awaits your presence. Venture beyond the touristy haunts and unveil a world of pure magic. Located in the mystical state of Quintana Roo, Bacalar is the epitome of tranquility, further south from the bustling hubs of Cancun, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen.

Unravel the secrets of Bacalar, where every moment is a celebration of nature's grandeur. Escape to a world where relaxation, adventure, and pure magic converge – Bacalar, your journey to enchantment awaits.

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Where Is Bacalar?

Bacalar is located in the state of Quintana Roo, further south from Cancun, Tulum and Playa del Carmen.

How do I get to Bacalar?

For those seeking a quick arrival, fly into Chetumal airport, your gateway to this enchanted land.

Alternatively, embark on a scenic bus journey from the vibrant Cancun area, a voyage that takes just four hours, promising glimpses of Mexico's captivating landscapes along the way.

Visit ADO for bus schedules and tickets.

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