El Manatí Bacalar has freshly prepared breakfasts and meals (vegetarian and not vegetarian), mainly sourced with local produce as well as artisanal and fair trade products, biodegradable sunblock and mosquito repellent, handmade swimwear and clothing. Visit this fair trade, eco-friendly shop on Calle 22 between Avenida 5 y 7. Visit El Manatí on Facebook for more info and news.

Located on the corner of Calle 20 and Avenida 5, facing Bacalar’s central park, this store has natural products including coconut oil, moringa, stevia, dreamcatchers, fine stones, and products made with recycled and local materials. Sales benefit “Perros Olvidados de Bacalar”, a project dedicated to the protection of Bacalar’s animals through sterilization campaigns, adoption and rescue.

Porque No is the twin of Porque No in Holbox Island. It’s a classic Italian ice cream parloir, serving homemade Italian Gelato. Offering breakfast, pop up pizza’s slides, focaccia, lasagna, Panini, cakes, and of course espresso coffee, cappuccino and a lunch special every day. In the same shop, you’ll also find the Chan Lau grocery shop with national and international wines, beers, liquors and Italian, Mexican and Spanish gourmet  and local products at fair prices.


Vivero-Milagros is right on the highway in nearby Huay Pix and offers an excellent selection of ornamentals, fruit trees, palms, flowering plants, different species of bamboo, grass/sod, stones and terracotta and artisan pots. Licensed landscape designers offering solutions for small and large gardens, parks, and green space as well as support for homeowners wanting to design, develop, control pests, and maintain traditional gardens as well as roof-top, pot, terrace, and ocean-front gardens. Visit Vivero Milagros – Huay Pix for more info; call 983 138-5713 to arrange a visit.


Bacalar Aqua Purificada offers clients water and ice prepared by reverse osmosis with ultra-violet purification. La Parroquia is located on 7th Avenue, opposite the church between 22nd and 24th streets. Open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm. Visit and pick up your water and ice, or contact owner Prudencio Alcocer Balam for sales and quick delivery; telephone 983 834-2038.


Elizabeth’s Flowers and Gifts shop is located on Street 22 between 5th and 7th Avenues and offers a wide selection of flowers and gifts for weddings, anniversaries, quince años parties, baptism, first communion and other special events. Open Monday through Saturday from 8 am until 9 pm and Sundays from 9 am until 3 pm. Check out our selection of clothes for the whole family and beach wear. Contact owner José Antonio Chuc Yah for special orders at 983 834-2737.