BACALAR 1
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AT THE SHORES OF THE BEAUTIFUL LAGOON OF SEVEN COLORS

A Magical Town on the shores of one of the most beautiful lagoons in the entire country. With almost 60 kilometers from end to end (Uchben Kah to the north and Xul-Há to the south), Bacalar is the second-longest inland lagoon in the country. Furthermore, this lagoon is just the gateway to a massive lacustrine and riverine system in the south of Quintana Roo. Past trade routes fully exploited this complex water network.

The place has a long history, as it was an important commercial enclave during the Mayan era, a position it also held during colonial times. That's why the San Felipe Fortress was built in the 18th century to combat pirate incursions.

The pirates, mainly English, ventured from Belize in search of the valuable logwood (also known as Campeche wood) through a canal that flowed almost in front of the present-day Bacalar.

For visitors, this vast aquatic system offers unique opportunities for excursions and adventures. You can rent a boat to cruise the lagoon or venture into its mangroves in a kayak, making it ideal for practicing any water sport.

In Uchben Kah Park, guided tours allow you to observe the best-preserved flora and fauna in the northern part of the lagoon.

On the lagoon's shores, there are several hotels and restaurants that offer various options for accommodation and enjoying regional cuisine.

It is located 38 km (30 minutes) from Chetumal and 46 km (40 minutes) from Corazal, a border town in Belize.

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN BACALAR

Visit the Fort of San Felipe

Be surprised by the Stromatolites in the Bacalar Lagoon

Enjoy the Rapids of Bacalar

Unique Experiences in Bacalar

Bacalar is one of the privileged places to practice all kinds of water sports.

It is the perfect place for snorkeling and diving, as well as kayaking along one of the most beautiful lagoons in the country. Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has been gaining interest as the calm waters and lagoon landscapes, along with its mangroves, provide ideal conditions for enjoying paddle surfing.

In the surroundings, you can go hiking or take a quad bike ride to explore all the natural beauty and wonders of the Mayan culture.

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