Bacalar
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Our most recommended Bacalar Day Trips

Bacalar: Group Sailing Tour with Guide

1. Bacalar: Group Sailing Tour with Guide

Create lifelong memories as your experience the unspoiled beauty of Bacalar with a small-group sailing tour which includes live commentary from a knowledgeable guide and incredible views. After meeting your captain, set sail in a catamaran or monohull with a small group. Visit some notable points of interest including The Black Cenote, The Birds Island, and The Pirates Channel, where you can learn more about the flora and fauna of each place. Powered by wind and with no engine noise, you will be able to truly experience the wonders of the Bacalar coastline. Sit back and relax with a few drinks as your guide teaches you about the region.

Bacalar: Private Catamaran Sailing Tour

2. Bacalar: Private Catamaran Sailing Tour

After meeting your captain, set sail in a Hobie Cat catamaran with a small group. Visit some notable points of interest including the The Black Cenote, The Birds Island, and The Pirates Channel, where you can learn more about the flora and fauna of each place. Relax and take in the colors and sound of nature, whilst your captain prepares drinks for you to enjoy. 

From Chetumal, Bacalar or Xpujil: Group Tour Calakmul

3. From Chetumal, Bacalar or Xpujil: Group Tour Calakmul

Enjoy the scenic two hour transfer in a comfortable vehicle to the entrance of the biosphere of Calakmul. Take in the natural wonders and tropical fauna as you continue to drive through the biosphere for 1 1/2 hours. Next, stop at the entrance to Calakmul to learn more about this kingdom at a small museum. Follow your expert guide on waking tour of the main buildings and be transported to the past. Climb the heights of the famous Estructure II, a 180-foot-tall building where you will have an impressive view of the forest extending to the horizon.

Bacalar: Sunrise Stand Up Paddle Tour

4. Bacalar: Sunrise Stand Up Paddle Tour

Live this one-of-a-kind experience through the lagoon of the seven colors and see the majestic views of it's nature and uniqueness. The lagoon has calm waters and it makes it easier to paddle while enjoying the adventure. Paddle through the lagoon and chill in the Black Cenote for a while, also known as The Witch's Cenote. You can swim, snorkel or just listen to the birds sing, but the most gorgeous thing you'll see is the beautiful sunrise; enjoy how the sun comes up to start a new day.

From Cancun: Bacalar Lake of Seven Colors Tour

5. From Cancun: Bacalar Lake of Seven Colors Tour

A Cancun tour to Bacalar is a grand adventure, a day full of exploration and fun in the southern end of Quintana Roo. You'll enjoy round trip transportation to Bacalar from Cancun with a packed snack on board the modern, air conditioned transport, passing famous destinations like Playa del Carmen and Tulum as you make your way south. Once you arrive in Bacalar, you'll board a small boat for a guided tour of the lagoon. You'll visit three different cenotes and swim in the crystalline waters and discover why Bacalar is called "The Lake of Seven Colors". After a tasty grilled lunch to refuel, you'll explore the San Felipe Fort of Bacalar and its pirate musuem, argh! You'll return to Cancun full of stories to share and incredible photos to make all your friends and family envious.

From Playa del Carmen: Bacalar and Lake Tour

6. From Playa del Carmen: Bacalar and Lake Tour

Discover the Magic Town of Bacalar, a charming village south of Cancun, known for its famous Lagoon of Seven Colors. With round-trip transportation and an expert guide, you will explore the lagoons and canals looking for pirate treasure and learning all about the fascinating history of the site. The natural beauty of Bacalar will truly take your breath away. Immerse yourself in Cenotes Cocalitos and Esmeralda to refresh from the heat. Sail down Pirate’s Canal and enjoy the laid-back vibe of this remote village. A delicious lunch is included in this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Bacalar: Sightseeing and Swimming Full-Day Tour

7. Bacalar: Sightseeing and Swimming Full-Day Tour

Pack your swimsuit and camera for this comprehensive sightseeing and swimming tour in Bacalar. Swim in the Cenote Azul, take a boat tour in the Bacalar Lagoon, and go on a guided tour at the Bacalar Fortress Museum, with plenty of free time for shopping and photos. After pickup at your hotel or address, make your first stop at the Cenote Azul, the biggest open cenote in the Yucatan area. Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to swim. Next, set sail and embark on a 2-hour boat tour in Bacalar Lagoon. See the Cenote de La Bruja, Cenote Cocalitos, Cenote Esmeralda, Bird Island, and Piratas Channel, with 50 minutes to swim during the tour. Take a break and get time for lunch at a lake-front restaurant (at your own expense). Then, with a local certified guide, visit the Fortress of San Felipe Bacalar, a colonial building and museum. After the guided tour, get 30 minutes of free time in the main square to take pictures and to visit artisan shops.

Bacalar: Full-Day Paddleboard Rental

8. Bacalar: Full-Day Paddleboard Rental

Explore Bacalar Lagoon by yourself on your own paddleboard with a group of friends and family. This option is especially perfect if you are staying on the lagoon coast, there’s nothing like paddling right from your backyard. If you're interested in a multiple-day rental, you’ll be covered: complete the rental and get out on the water to where you want, when you want. All of the equipment is stable, user-friendly, and great for novice and experienced paddlers alike.

Bacalar: Dzibanche and Kohunlich Day Tour with 3-Course Meal

9. Bacalar: Dzibanche and Kohunlich Day Tour with 3-Course Meal

Explore Dzibanche one of the most important Mayan cities in the south of the state known as the Mayan Zone. Gaze at incredible stone staircases some carved with hieroglyphics and hear stories about the Kan dynasty from your expert guide. Be picked up by your friendly driver and enjoy refreshments during a 90-minute drive to the first stop. Visit the Temple of the Owl and the Temple of the Cormorants, the largest pyramid at Dzibanche and built during the 5th century AD. Next go to Kohunlich, famous for being the only site with large Mayan masks. See the Temple of the 27 Steps and the majestic Temple of the Masks. Finally, stop for an appetizing lunch in a jungle setting before a smooth 45-minute ride back to Bacalar.

Bacalar: 1 Hour Wakeboard in a Jet Ski

10. Bacalar: 1 Hour Wakeboard in a Jet Ski

Take your wakeboarding to the next level and on a one-hour wave-runner experience. This is world-class fun you won’t experience anywhere else. This is the perfect option for beginners or anyone looking for fun out on the water. Bilingual staff will help you on every step of the way to ensure you receive the service you deserve. This adventure takes place on the pristine waters of Bacalar lagoon to provide maximum comfort and views.

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What people are saying about Bacalar

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Nous avons pris le catamaran, qui rend agréable le fait de naviguer sur la lagune sans bruit de moteur Excursion avec un bon rapport qualité - prix. On fait un tour de la lagune avec 3 arrêts à des endroits différents pour se baigner Capitaine sympa 2 boissons (3e ou plus payantes) et chips de banane comprises

Amazing trip! I would definitely recommend this tour! The guides were very nice, kept offering beverages, and told us stories! They kept everyone safe and they even blew up the ISUP another passenger brought!

It was an amazing trip! Great guide, made good friends, the food was amazing, the captain of our boat was very insightful. Totally worth it. Reserve your whole day for this trip. Don't make any other plans.

Really loved the sites since they were not very touristy but very nice and interesting. You could climb some temples and we managed to see some monkeys.

Had a wonderful afternoon with Alex as tour guide and Eric as captain. Seen and heard a lot about the lagoon, beautiful to see the colors of the water!!