Bacalar Tour and Catamaran Sailboat on the Seven Colors Lagoon
No Riviera Maya vacation is complete without visiting beautiful Bacalar town, fort and the Seven Colors Lagoon!
Our private guided Bacalar tour offers the chance to visit one of the most stunning and beautiful places in Quintana Roo. Elected as “Pueblo Magico” which means “Magical Town”, Bacalar is about 3 hours south of Playa del Carmen. The highlight of the trip is sailing on the Lagoon of Seven Colors. The surreal turquoise waters bubble up through spring-fed cenotes and underground rivers. The white limestone bottom creates a mesmerising sight, creating multicolored waters which give the lagoon its legendary name.
Breakfast at a Local Mexican market
Our Bacalar Tour starts with an early morning pick-up of your party from your hotel. There’s a scheduled stop at Felipe Carillo Puerto. It’s a great opportunity to dine as a local at large shared tables in the heart of the bustling market. Enjoy a typical Mexican breakfast of empanadas, tacos and fruit juice.
Bacalar Town and Boat Tour
Our unique Bacalar Tour includes a peaceful eco-friendly trip on a catamaran, powered only by gentle wind and rustling sails. Peer down into the clear blue water and spot rare cauliflower-like stromatolites. Said to be one of the oldest forms of life on the planet, stromatolites only exist in a few places in the world. Take a dip in waters once inhabited by pirates and experience a mud bath or beautifying facial with smooth lagoon clay. Darker waters mark the location of a 90-meter (295-foot) deep cenote. Wind-permitting, you will enjoy a relaxing sail around the lagoon, sampling local fruits and admiring the beautiful homes, hotels and lakeside gardens.
La Playita Lakefront Restaurant
The cruise ends at the pier where you can change and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the best restaurants in Bacalar: La Playita. They serve empanadas, tacos and other latin fusion specialties – order whatever you fancy!
Bacalar Town and Fort
Walk off those calories as you stroll with your guide around the Spanish town which dates back to 1545. It was sacked by pirates in the 17th century and the defensive fortress was completed in 1729. It now houses an interesting museum about Bacalar town and Fuerte de San Felipe. It also provides the best photo op of the lagoon with its breathtaking turquoise waters. Shop for souvenirs of your amazing Bacalar Tour before the return drive to your hotel.
Our thrilling one-day Bacalar Tour:
- Return transport in air-conditioned comfort
- Friendly English-speaking guide
- Breakfast stop at a local market
- Peaceful catamaran sailing on the surreal Lagoon of Seven Colors
- Time for a swim and Maya mud bath
- Seasonal exotic fruit snack
- Delicious meal at a waterfront restaurant
- Guided visit to Bacalar pueblo, museum and Fort San Felipe
- Pickup and drop-off at hotels in Playa del Carmen and Tulum