Lago Bacalar (Lake of the Seven Colors)

Lago Bacalar (Lake of the Seven Colors)

Lago Bacalar (Lake of the Seven Colors)
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Large, crystal clear lake fed by underwater cenotes and surrounded by dense tropical rainforest.
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RudySzymon
Chicago, IL1,272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Looks like crystal clear water in all shades of green and blue. However we found out that the town is growing so quickly that the sewers are not big enough to protect the lake. Especially after heavy rains some of it spills to the lake. Hopefully it is going to be resolved before this fragile ecosystem will be destroyed.
Written November 29, 2023
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Nitzan
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
We had a great time! Amir is wonderful, and the lagoon is amazing. Everything worked according to plan, and we had time for everything. He cut fresh fruit for us in the middle of the lagoon and we had a refreshing meal. He also let us enjoy our time there without stressing us out. Very recommended and a unique adventure.
Written March 14, 2022
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katjam2233
League City, TX51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Took the Royal Caribbean excursion Bacalar Fort and Seven Color Lagoon. We only drove by the fort, which didn't look too impressive to me. But the lagoon.... it was absolutely amazing!!! It is this huge freshwater lagoon, fed by cenotes. It was crystal clear and clean and the sand was super white and soft. It was a bit of a long bus ride to get there, but the lagoon did not disappoint!!! We also have a delicious lunch before heading back to the port. I would tell you to just do this excursion!! You won't regret it!
Written January 7, 2020
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HAPPILYRETIRED137
Fort Myers, FL121 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This excursion offered by the cruiselines when you visit Costa Maya, needs to be shut down or elliminated. Yes, it takes at least 90 - 120 minutes to reach this destination. However, there is no beach or access to the water of the Lagoon except for a wooden dock that is in dire need of repair. Every wooden board is loose or broken and it is nearly impossible to reach the end of it where you enter the water. Furthermore the two ladders that enter the lagoon are also broken (both missing the bottom rung). And the top two rungs are slippery with algae and other marine life that has never been removed. This place is not safe and in fact is dangerous. The lagoon is clear beyond the dock, but loaded with seagrass and other things near the shoreline. Don't waste your money on this place. Again it is dangerous.
Written November 28, 2021
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GiblinVanBauzanum
191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
The pictures do not give enough justice to its colours. It has amazing looking spots and a very interesting story, as weel of the importance of its ecosystem. Stronatolites here present are unique to here and Australia only! Please be responsible to preserve this place!
Written March 5, 2020
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Leslie T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is fun place to enjoy the lake! Fresh water and fun music! I believe this is where all the house boats go to live out their retirement! Take a boat ride drink a white rum drink! 🍹 snd soak up the sun!
Written December 6, 2023
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Jessica M
Myrtle Beach, SC30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
Booked this as an excursion as part of our Royal Caribbean cruise as a last minute booking. We weren't sure what to do in Costa Maya until this one popped up on our list of things to do. My husband booked and I admit, at first the kids and I weren't too sure about it. It was AMAZING! I have never seen water like this, it looked like it was photo-shopped. The guides we had were amazing and very patient with those of us who could not figure out how to paddle our tubes....Everything was just gorgeous and once we got to the end we had a lunch set up for us and it was the best! We want to come back and do it again. Costa Maya is now our favorite port to stop at!
Written March 15, 2019
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Abby D
Ladera Ranch, CA309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
The Bacalar Fort and Seven Color Lagoon Excursion didn’t disappoint us. It was an hour drive from the port to Bacalar. Once we got to Bacalar, we took a boat to explore the lagoons. This place is a must see when visiting Costa Maya, Mexico. After exploring the lagoons , we went back to have buffet lunch at the resort. After lunch, we visited the fort which showed the panoramic view of Bacalar lagoons.
Written November 25, 2018
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edson d
Canada27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
Stayed at Ecotoucan outside of bacalar but on the lake a rustic kind of place with great staff who will make you supper and breakfast you can use their kayaks and walk a little road along the beach and explore also very quiet place '
Written January 28, 2018
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rogerdavie
El Paso, TX73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to Lake Bacalar for two nights - got a house using airbb - Casa Arribe - was a great trip lake is beautiful - there were four of us and we were amazed! Colors are incredible. You need to take a boat trip to see the sights. We paid about 1,000 pesos for a boat for two hours. You can negotiate - we did the Rapids (no Rapids just a canal to float down) and the black cenote and the mud treatment. Definitely worth the trip - can't begin to describe the colors. We also went to cenote azul - it was worth the trip (cost like 10 pesos a person) but avoid eating there not very good. Best food we found was la playita - good food and great views. We had a car and it took 2 1/2 hours to get there. Easy drive from Tulum - straight shot south.
Written May 3, 2015
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