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Our most recommended Bacalar Day Trips

From Chetumal, Bacalar or Xpujil: Group Tour Calakmul

1. 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: Group Sailing Tour with Guide

2. 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: Sunrise Stand Up Paddle Tour

3. 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.

Bacalar: Private Catamaran Sailing Tour

4. 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 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 Campeche: Day Trip to Calakmul Ancient Maya City

6. From Campeche: Day Trip to Calakmul Ancient Maya City

Travel the roads of the ancient Mayan city of Calakmul, one of the main capitals of the Mayan world and one of the largest archeological findings of the Twentieth Century. Discover the exuberant wildlife among the surrounding jungle, where you can spot monkeys, toucans, ocellated turkeys, deer and, if lucky, jaguars and pumas. After your trip from Campeche early in the morning, we'll drive for approximately one and a half hours, entering the Biosphere Reserve, where the ancient Mayan capital of Calakmul lies. The road opens unique chances to spot flora and fauna endemic to the region. The clean and fresh air makes for a full immersion trip into nature. In the archeological site, we will walk through the paths for approximately four hours while telling you all about the meanings and uses of the buildings, as well as the history of this significant Mayan city from the Classic period. If you’re looking for a full day immersed in a quiet and unique natural environment, this tour is a must

From Playa del Carmen: Bacalar and Lake Tour with Lunch

7. From Playa del Carmen: Bacalar and Lake Tour with Lunch

This Bacalar tour from Playa del Carmen immerses you in the natural beauty, culture, and history of a “Magic Town” of Mexico. Explore the charming village of Bacalar known for its famous Lagoon of Seven Colors and relax with lunch provided on the tour. With round-trip transportation and an expert guide, explore the lagoons and canals looking for pirate treasure and learning about the fascinating history of this place. Sail in a small boat with your guide who will introduce you to Bacalar's fascinating history dating back to the ancient Maya, the Spanish conquistadors, and the pirates of the Caribbean too. Cruise down Pirates Channel and listen to tales of days gone by. Swim in the natural beauty of Bacalar and immerse yourself in the Cocalitos and Esmeralda cenotes to refresh from the heat and take in the perfect day in paradise.

Bacalar: 1 Hour Wakeboard in a Jet Ski

8. 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.

Bacalar: Sightseeing and Swimming Full-Day Tour

9. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Bacalar

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Excellent day trip from Bacalar. Departure 8 a.m. return 7 p.m. Calakmul is a magnificent site that is really worth the detour! You can climb to the top of the temples, the view is breathtaking. It's incredible and the guide allows you to learn more about this civilization. We recommend 100% if you are in Bacalar or Chetumal

Really Good Guides! Alejandro was awesome. We Learned a lot about Bacalar and the lagoon and also Spend some quality time in the water. No Stress at all. You should do this Tour.

Very relaxed boat tour in the beautiful Bacalar lagoon, with stops in Cenotes and the entrance of the pirate canal

It was a great experience that everyone has to live. An unreal experience.

Guides arrived on time and provided a great tour of the site.