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Bacalar, Mexico – About a 4-Hour drive south from Cancun, there’s a paradise that’s relatively untouched by most foreign travelers.
If you’re looking where to stay in Bacalar, in my opinion, the best resort in Bacalar is Mia Bacalar
The town of Bacalar in Quintana Roo, sits at the very southeastern tip of Mexico, and its position along the absolutely stunning Bacalar Lagoon makes this place worth the offbeat journey; come on let me show you why. Here are the best things to do in Bacalar, Mexico in one day!
Cenote Azul – Cenote Azul is one of the deepest cenotes in all of the Riviera Maya, at some 90 Meters or 290 feet deep and this beautiful dark blue pool presses right up against the ridiculously tropical turquoise waters of the lagoon, which we’ll jump into next.
Fort San Felipe – Spanish Conquistadors successfully took Bacalar in 1543, but that didn’t stop pirates from raiding and terrorizing this paradise all throughout the 1600’s. They could easily enter up through a canal in the lagoon, so this fort was incredibly important to protect the city from, well, yet another intruder.
Bacalar Lagoon Boat Tour – Now, I promise this isn’t just another boat trip scene, this insanely gorgeous, freshwater lagoon is known as Lake of Seven Colors, as the variety of blue and turquoise hues make this place so unique. A White sandy bottom, cloud coverage and water depth causes colors to morph into varying shades of gatorade like mother nature’s own tie-dye. And we find one incredible inlet sandbar to drop anchor and join the party. This is most definitely the best thing to do in Bacalar!
Best Places to Eat in Bacalar – Then, the only thing that can pull me away from this perfect scene, it’s time to head back on shore, for lunch at Kai Pez in downtown Bacalar, right next to Bacalar Lagoon.
Los Rapidos – Alright, there’s just one more place I want to show you for the day, if you promise to be cool about it. A turquoise-colored natural lazy river in the middle of nowhere! Now, If you come here based on this video, please make me proud and don’t touch the side walls of this river.
This is a very sensitive habitat, made beautiful by one lagoon runoff and those same estromatolitos (Stromatolite) we spoke about early. All of the white exterior are living microorganisms that will die if disrupted, just like coral. The trick is, get in and out and designated locations and just let yourself float down stream. It’s amazing.
We stayed at the beautiful Mia Bacalar, right on Bacalar Lagoon. I highly recommend this resort in Bacalar!
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