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4 Unmissable (and sustainable) experiences in Bacalar.


Bacalar is undoubtedly one of the most valued places in the Mexican Caribbean; its magical lagoon, the flora and fauna of this beautiful place make it a unique tourist attraction. That is why today we bring you 4 unmissable experiences on your next visit to Bacalar and the best, sustainable!

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Fresh water paradise: B A C A L A R


1. Sailing with The Sailing Colibrí

One of the best positioned tour operator in its field. They offer responsible ecotourism since they cause the least impact during their tours. They have boats whose main engine is the wind, in addition to being supported by an electric motor when necessary. A tour that seeks pure contact with nature and well accompanied with fresh local fruit, a delicious homemade guacamole, water without plastic bottles and cold Mexican beer. With more than 5 years of experience in the tourism sector and with expert trilingual captains, they will make you live an unforgettable and safe experience. Without a doubt, an excellent option to discover the Lagoon of the 7 colors in comfort and without worries!

Instagram: @thesailingcolibri


2. Kayak tour to explore the rapids with KeRico Bacalar.

The rapids are one of the places that are usually very visited by tourists, however it is where most of the stromatolites are concentrated, remember that they are rocks with life and oxygen generators for more than 100 years, we should not get there by boat and do not step on them, to avoid damaging them. Therefore, the best way to visit this beautiful canal is in the company of trained guides, such as the option offered by KeRico Bacalar. With them you will learn good practices for the conservation of the lagoon with trilingual guides, in addition to offering delicious local snacks. A must see on your visit to Bacalar.

Instagram: @kericobacalar

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Los Rapidos with KeRico Bacalar


3. Catamaran tour in the Xul-Ha Lagoon with Hakuna Sailing.

Xul Ha is the place where the water of the lagoon is born, located 15 minutes from Bacalar by car. This paradisiacal spot is worth visiting through a catamaran tour and what better than with Hakuna Sailing, a company committed to the environment that offers responsible and fun eco-experiences, in addition the tour is very informative since the guide, Mafra, is specialized biologist and provides relevant data during the tour.

Instagram: @hakunasailing

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Xul-Ha with Hakuna Sailing


4. Paddleboard during sunrise with Maya Sup.

A must in your visit to Bacalar, another way to get to know the lagoon of the 7 colors is through a paddleboard tour, these boards allow you stability while standing on the water. Our recommendation is that you live it at dawn as it is a visual spectacle of colors and unique sounds. In addition, the Maya Sub team has extensive experience in this sport and a sensitive knowledge and love for the Bacalar ecosystem.

Instagram: @maya_paddleboard_club

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Paddleboard Tour with Maya Sub Bacalar

Whether you visit Bacalar with friends or family, as a couple or alone, all these experiences can be lived on your vacation in this paradise of the Mexican Caribbean, do not delay in coming, the adventure in nature awaits you!

Do not forget to learn about the "Guía de Buenas Prácticas" to preserve the fragile ecosistema de Bacalar. For sustainable tourism!