- Lake of Seven Colors -

Places you have to visit in Bacalar

Bacalar Lake

Also known as "Lake of  seven colors"


The most famous attraction is that the lake has different astonishing colors in different areas. It is one of the most beautiful natural water formations in Mexico. About 52 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide, it is a unique place for swimming, diving, and snorkeling. The crystal-clear water is definitely worthy of your visit.

 Best things to do in bacalar: Take the bacalar boat tour, see the sunrise by kayak tour and cycle through town

Fuerte San Felipe

One of the best places to catch a brilliant view of Bacalar lake is San Felipe’s fort. Spanish built this incredibly ancient fortress to prevent the city from pirate's attack and now it’s a museum filled with historical pre-Hispanic, colonial weapons, maps, drawings, and more.

If you are curious about the pirate's history, come to San Felipe Fort is a good choice, welcome to the fort and become a protector of the city.

Cenote Azul

90 meters deep, make this place become the deepest region in this lagoon. Diving in this impressive and beautiful cenote, you will see the fantastic underwater world and feel the Incredible natural water holes. People come from all over the world only for one purpose: get an excellent diving experience!

just have fun in here and put your worries away, here is the diving lover paradise !!

Casa de Cultura &

San Joaquin Church

These two places symbolized the history of Bacalar Town. San Joaquin Church was built in XVIII century, is one of the oldest churches in Quintana Roo.

La Casa de Cultura was constructed in the XIX century and rebuilt in 1990; it's one of the most significant colonial heritage, now locals have transformed it into an art workshop. 

Things to do in bacalar

Fuerte San Felipe

This magnificent fort was built in 1729, during that time, many people fought against the English invaders. Today, this historical site is a museum, hundreds of people come to see this legend history.

Business Hours:  : 9:00 - 19:00 

Entry      : General admission 20 pesos. Teachers, students, children. Foreigners 50 pesos.

Address : Av. 3, Centro, Bacalar 77930, México. CP 77930.

Cenote Azul

Cenote Azul water has perfect dark blue because of the depth of the lake, and the trees are surrounding the whole area make this cenote away from the hubbub. It is a diving lover first choose!


Business Hours :  8:00 - 19:00

Entry: around 50 pesos. ( also a restaurant )

Address : Avenida Costera, esquina con carretera federal 307, Bacalar, México.


Casa de Cultura

 Bacalar Mexico, Bacalar casa de cultura

Known as " Casa de la Cultura" was built in the nineteenth century and rebuilding in 1990. It has an auditorium and art gallery, use for art workshops, performances, dance, and concerts. Occasionally they have an exhibition of visual works and readings of literary creations!


Business Hours :  8:00 - 16:00 

Address            : Calle 26 entre Av. 5 y 7 núm. 317 Centro Bacalar 77930, México.


San Joaquin Church

San Joaquin Church Bacalar

Built in the eighteen century, the architecture of colonial style represents the unique colonial history. There are many activities, such as workshops on poetry, traditional dance, and theater. Especially in August,  the traditional festivities celebrate "La Fiesta de San Joaquín" to commemorate the patron saint, San Joaquin.

Business Hours :  8:00 - 16:00 

Address            : Calle 26 entre Av. 5 y 7 núm. 317 Centro Bacalar 77930, México.

Where to eat?

El Manati Bacalar

Manati Bacalar offers you both Mexican and international food. The restaurant also has a shop of handmade, and organic products and a gallery space for your amusement. You have a good breakfast or lunch for a fair price of around 50 to 200 hundred pesos. 


Business Hours : 8:00 - 21:00 

Address     : Calle 22 No. 116 | Entre Calle 5 y

                      Calle 7, Bacalar 77930, México
Phone        : +52 983 752 8267

Pizzeria Bertilla - Bar, Pizza, Italiana

 Pizzeria Bertilla , at the center of Bacalar, is a very convenient location for you to take a break in the afternoon, they offer a wide variety of pizzas, bread, and tiramisu! After a day of activities, it is time to recharge your energy!


Business Hours : 16:30 - 22:30

                               ( Closed on Wednesday )


Prices         : Around 100 pesos, Cash only

Address     : Calle 5 | 5th Ave. Between 18th                                                    Street and 20, Bacalar 77930, México

Phone        : +52  983 136 8525

Pizza Bacalar Lagoon, the best pizza in Bacalar
Pizza Bacalar Lagoon, where to eat Bacalar

La Playita - Argentinean and Mexican style

This restaurant has an excellent location on the shore of the lake, the difference between La Playita and other restaurants is their taste, they integrate Argentinean and Mexican style on seafood and pizza, making their flavor unique. In hot summer, hanging around with friends and have some smoothies and cocktails will be a great travel memory!


business hours : 12:00 - 0:00  

Prices         : Around 150 to 300 pesos

                       Accept credit card

Address     : Avenida 1 26 | Two Blocks North from

                      Bacalar's Fort, Bacalar 77930, México

Phone        : +52  983 834-3068

la playita bacalar la playita menu
la playita bacalar

Mango Y Chile - vegetable paradise

Looking for a vegan restaurant ? in Mango y Chile, you will taste their fabulous vegetable hamburgers and enjoying the perfect view of the lagoon. The most attractive thing is their fresh ingredients, a lot of fruits in the dishes, sweet and sour taste always unforgettable!


business hours : 13:00 - 21:00
                              ( closed on Tuesday )

Address     : Avenida 3 Fuerte San Felipe | Entre

                      Calles 22 y 24, Bacalar 77930, México

Phone        : +52  983 688 2000

Website     : http://mangoychile.com/

Los Aluxes Bacalar Restaurant

This restaurant famous in the region because of its lovely view, provides wifi and serves high-quality Mexican food.


business hours :  7:00 - 21:00


Prices         : around 200 to 400 pesos

                    accept credit card

Address     :  Avenida Costera No. 69, Bacalar

                       77930, México

Phone        : 983 834 2817

Restaurante Cenote Azul

As we have mentioned above, whether you want to spend a time to explore cenote or try some delicious dishes, come to Cenote Azul restaurant you can enjoy both at the same time.


business hours :10:00 - 18:00  


Address     :  Avenida Costera, Esquina con

                       Carretera Federal 307, Bacalar

Phone        : 983 834 2817