bacalar

Bacalar is home to one of the most stunning lakes in all of Mexico. It changes color based on the time of day, as the crystal clear water and limestone bottom sparkles in the sunlight. It is over 40 km in length, and connects to the Caribbean just to the south.

We traveled by car for 3 hours from Playa del Carmen, driving south down the 307, and arrived at this majestic place. It is near the most southeastern part of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula, near the border with Belize. Our last morning before returning home, we also got up at 5am and drove an hour towards the coast to see a sunrise in Mahahual.

A rich history dating back to the colonial times, it was also often raided by Pirates in the 1600´s, and has a fort in the center of town as a reminder. There are several very deep cenotes nearby, some of which are actually attached to the lake. One of these is Cenote Azul, which goes as deep as 120 meters deep. It is possible to swim and snorkel in these amazing waters.

The Lagoon is simply amazing. A trip to the Riviera Maya is not complete without a visit to this hidden gem.

Blue Rope / Blue Lagoon. 2017.

Lagoon Sunrise. 2017.

Cenote Azul. 2017.

Hotel. 2017.

Fuerte de San Felipe. 2017.

Lizzard. 2017.

Bacalar Grafitti. 2017.

Bacalar Grafitti. 2017.

Bacalar Fort. 2017.

Bacalar Fort. 2017.

Cenote Azul. 2017.

Bacalar Fort. 2017.

Bacalar Fort. 2017.

Cenote and Lagoon. 2017.

Bacalar Cannon. 2017.

Wheel. 2017.

Bacalar. 2017.

Lagoon. 2017.

Mahahul Sunrise. 2017.

Mahahul Sunrise. 2017.