Activities

Explore Laguna Bacalar and its natural beauty with the knowledgeable guides at Venado Azul (English and Spanish.) Learn about nature, history, and the ecology of Laguna Bacalar on a tour by sailboat, kayak, pontoon or motor boat. Enjoy our packaged tours (2.5 hours and 4 hours) or personalize a tour for your family and friends. Private dock, large picnic area with hammocks and lounge chairs, plenty of parking. Phone/Whatsapp: 983 119-7134   Email: venadoazulbacalar@gmail.com.   More info.


Active_Nature_small_irActive Nature invites you to experience the Laguna of the Seven Colors on tour with one of our experienced guides. Discover the diversity of magnificent Laguna Bacalar and the surrounding jungle on guided kayak or canoe trips, jungle walks, biking adventures, and sunset or full-moon tours. Guides fluent in English and German. Email us at activenaturebacalar@yahoo.com, visit our website  or visit us at Villas Ecotucan (km 27.3 on Route 307.)


casa_de_cultura_irBacalar’s Cultural Center is located on 5th Avenue at the corner of 26th Street and is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm. The Culture Center, in a spacious hacienda-style setting, provides a variety of classes and courses of instruction, including dance, folklore, singing, poetry, writing, theatre and painting. A History of Bacalar project records in paintings the town’s rich past, and story-reading and other activities are offered to youngsters. Contact Carlos Chay, director, at 834-2036 for information about current exhibits and activities.


las velas smallPaddle, swim, sail, sun, ski, stay, eat, drink, enjoy yourself at Las Velas Beach and Sail Club on the Costera. Paddle boards, sail boards, sail boats, kayak, motor boat, catamaran – however you want to enjoy Laguna Bacalar we can help. Want to stay right here where the action is? Restaurant/bar, three rooms (shared bath) plus a private suite make it easy to enjoy the lake and you won’t be more comfortable on the shore than here at Las Velas.

 


Enjoy the lake to the max with a private tour perfectly suited for you and your family. Lagunakristal Tours are available in French, Spanish and English. The captain will go where the client likes, but she also knows the most beautiful and interesting places so you’ll experience the magic of the lake.  You’ll board Flora, a comfortable, artistic covered boat that fits up to nine people, idea for the whole family and anyone who would like to return happy from sightseeing, with us! Refreshments included. Reservations and pricing – 984 138-2948 (calls/Whatsapp).


lancheros-de-bacalar-rev1_Laguna Bacalar is beautiful to look at. But you see more of the lake and more of that beauty from the water. Enjoy a boat tour with Bacalar’s own association of captains —  Lancheros el Fuerte de Bacalar. $200 peso tour = 90+ minutes of visiting lake destinations and a swim at the Canal de las Piratas. Includes shaded seat with cushion, life preserver, water or soft drink on a safe boat with an association captain. For a private tour, pick your favorite spots then talk with a captain to understand costs and go. Open every day from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. Info cel 983 107-4065.


josexcalak_smJose Xcalak Tours – Maybe you are very serious about fly fishing… maybe you are very excited about snorkeling… or maybe you are just very ready for a vacation to explore the reefs, islands, lagoons and bays of the beautiful Xcalak National Park. My name is Jose, I live in Xcalak, and I am here to help you. Please check the website to learn a bit about my services and your options for exploring the Xcalak preserve. Feel free to send me an email with any questions you may have. I hope to see you down here soon.


pistola_chica_irHave you ever wondered what the life of a pirate was like, or wanted to learn about the lives of the Mayans before Europeans came to the New World? Visit the Fort of San Felipe, on the town square, to find out. Open six days from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm. Closed Mondays. Joseas Moltalvo Yama, director of the museum and an accomplished artist, also offers a variety of art classes at the Fort. Check it out !


Mahahual Ecotours lets you experience nature the Mayan way with the beautiful Caribbean beaches of Mahahual as your base. You a water person? Swim, snorkel, and scuba the blue salt water, explore fresh-water cenotes, learn about stromatolites (a millions-of-year-old life form), and more. Want to see wildlife? Let Victor Morales guide you on a jungle tour, or schedule bird watching for some prime time, or go on a lionfish safara. Let your interests – and Victor – be your guide. Explore all the Costa Maya has to offer the way that suits you best. More info.