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Where in the world: Mexico  /  Yucatan Peninsula  /  Quintana Roo  /  Bacalar

Top 15 things to do in Bacalar

2. Speed Boats Tours

Suggested duration: 3 hours
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4. Scuba & Snorkeling, Mahahual

Suggested duration: 4 hours
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5. Maya Chan Beach, Mahahual

Head to Maya Chan Beach for a tropical atmosphere, calm and clear waters, and a plethora of things to do. Relax in beach bars nestled in thick palms, sipping cocktails and enjoying good food, or hire a kayak and explore the ocean. Get your snorkeling gear on and try to spot rays and sea turtles, or just settle down on the sand with a good book.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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7. Playa Mahahual, Mahahual

Relax at Playa Mahahual, and experience the laid-back atmosphere of the small fishing village. Rarely crowded, except for a few days each month when the cruise ships arrive, the beach makes for a great place to rest and have fun on the Caribbean coast. The proximity of the barrier reef ensures excellent snorkeling, scuba diving, kayak trips, and fishing. Enjoy the view as you lounge on the sand, sunbathe, or swim in the vibrant turquoise waters.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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8. Pyramid of the Masks, Quintana Roo

Kohunlich (X-làabch'e'en in Modern Mayan) is a large archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, located on the Yucatán Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo about 25 km east of the Rio Bec region, and about 65 km west of Chetumal on Highway 186, and 9 km south of the road.

The original name of the site is unknown. The actual Spanish name does not actually derive from Mayan but from the English Cohune Ridge where cohune palm grew. In 1912 this place was known as Clarksville, referring to the nearby logging camp that was 3 kilometers north of the site.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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11. Fuerte San Felipe Bacalar

If you find yourself in the small town of Bacalar, stop by and admire Fuerte San Felipe Bacalar. The stone fortress dates from 1733, when it was constructed to protect the city from pirates and English colonizers. View the restored stone walls and old cannons of the fort, built in the shape of a four-pointed star. Visit the small museum inside, with informative plaques in English and Spanish, and learn about the history of the structure. From the fortress site, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the vibrant Bacalar lake.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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12. Maya, Lost Mayan Kingdom, Mahahual

Suggested duration: 8 hours
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14. Boat Tours & Water Sports

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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