Bacalar and the Lake of the Seven Colors

Bacalar is a beautiful town located in the Yucatan Peninsula right next to a gorgeous seven tone lake that let’s you swim, snorkel, dive and more!


There aren’t enough words to describe Bacalar. The locals have called it home to the seven color lake – This fishing village is unlike any other fishing village due to the beauty that surrounds the town.

7 different tones of blue in Bacalar’s Lake
Why is Bacalar so special? It is quite simple – There are actually 7 different reasons why Bacalar is so unique and each reason comes in a different shade of blue! Dive, snorkel, swim or take boat rides on the beautiful lake, you’ll easily understand why Bacalar is one of the most beautiful places in the Riviera Maya.


The lake is huge; It is about 50 kilometers long and about 2 kilometers wide. The bottom of the lake can easily be seen on a sunny day! The water is as crystal clear as you could ever imagine and the colors are truly something worth the trip.


The white sand that surrounds the lake is beautiful too. You can even check out an abandoned pirate ship that rests on the shore! An attraction you won’t want to miss either.


San Felipe’s fort is one of the best places to catch a view of the town, you’ll have in a single frame some of the ancient temples along with many other amazing features this town offers.

The gate to Cenote Azul

Bacalar is your main entrance to many cenote and cavern diving adventures and a huge array of archeological zones hidden in the jungle.

The Cenote Azul is really close to Bacalar and it offers a unique cavern diving adventure. The Cenote features light-beam filled caverns along with fresh and cold crystal clear water. You don’t want to miss this dive either, it’s a once in a life time cavern diving opportunity.

Protected Zones

Bacalar has a 52,000 acre zone that is protected by the government! This area includes over 23 archeological sites, hundreds of cenotes, some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the Caribbean and of course, life filled mangroves!


Check out these other jewels from the Riviera Maya! Each location has its own charm, so wherever you go, you’ll love it.