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“As close to the Laguna as possible”
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Cabanas Panto-Ha
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Cabanas Panto-Ha
Ranked #23 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Bacalar
Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were looking for a place to find the stromatolites and accidentally ended up at Panto-Ha... and stayed three nights, 7 kilometres from Bacalar towards Chetumal, at the end of a 1200 metres dirt road (allow 10 minutes by car). This location is a paradise, in the forest, directly at the Laguna. Three cabins are available for 400 pesos/night each. No power (except for lights till about 10 pm from a generator), no running water (except for the - clean - communal toilets). The cabins offer two double beds, space, a verandah, a view and 'an experience to be in a sort of Mayan house' because the cabins are built on poles and have the typical Mayan grass roofs. If you go to Panto-Ha ask for a cabin with mosquito screens and you might be happy to take some mozzy coils for the evenings as well. The sheets /beds were a bit moldy, but I reckon the staff would have fixed it if we had notified them.
A communal kitchen can be used by all guests.
The laguna is easily accessible, and has a pleasant soft, sandy floor. It also serves as 'shower' and swimming pool for a daily swim. Wildlife is beautiful (birds), the chooks add to a rural atmosphere and overnight it is very quiet.
One can hire kayaks (one or two persons) for 50 pesos/hour. It is about 40 minutes kayaking to the stromatolites (the living rocks that make Laguna Bacalar world famous), but even at the Panto-Ha itself stromatolites can be seen.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. We were offered the odd coconut (which grow abundantly at the place) and coffee. At the weekends a cook serves lunches at the playa (the beach).
To reach the place one drives from Chetumal towards Bacalar and at KM 6.3 the turn off can easily be found because of a sign. From Bacalar one drives towards Chetumal, and turn around in Xut-Ha, to return towards Bacalar because the driveway to Panto-Ha is only accessible from the Northbound lane.
If you can do without power, a running shower and internet for a little while, but like get a real nature experience at Laguna Bacalar, than Panto-Ha is a great alternative.
We loved it.

Room Tip: Ask for the cabins withe the mozzy screens!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2016
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  • Stayed: September 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2016
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Room Tip: Acampar para $200 pesos al lado del rio
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  • Stayed: March 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2016
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  • Stayed: February 2016, traveled with family
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Address: Km 6.3 Carretera Chetumal-Bacalar, Bacalar, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Bacalar
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Ranked #23 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Bacalar

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