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.


Active 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, visit our website                                   or visit us at Villas Ecotucan (km 27.3 on Route 307.)


Jose 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.


Have 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 !


Bacalar’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


Enjoying the lake in all its wonderful variations may be one of the best activities available while in Bacalar. Please enjoy this slide show we have put together of the Laguna.