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Lago Bacalar (Lake of the Seven Colors)

South of Cancun near Chetumal, Mexico
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tropical lake with water that is like the ocean

Stayed at Ecotoucan outside of bacalar but on the lake a rustic kind of place with great staff who... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A little piece of Paradise

Hi! The camp is a little piece of paradise. If you are looking for a luxurious and cosy place... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Marie-Céline P
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Large, crystal clear lake fed by underwater cenotes and surrounded by dense tropical rainforest.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
21 Jul 2017
“A little piece of Paradise”
21 Jul 2017
“Magnificent ”
South of Cancun near Chetumal, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Ecotoucan outside of bacalar but on the lake a rustic kind of place with great staff who will make you supper and breakfast you can use their kayaks and walk a little road along the beach and explore also very quiet place '

Thank 399edson
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Hi! The camp is a little piece of paradise. If you are looking for a luxurious and cosy place to stay it is not the place to be but if you are looking for a gorgeous, peaceful and simple place to stay it is the...More

Thank Marie-Céline P
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

One of the most amazing views i have ever seen in my travels till now i drove 475km to arrive there but it was totally worth it

Thank moody2009
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Serenity cristal waters, calm and relaxing For all family , white sand, totally different from others places, nature as part wiht the sun goes down to see with no extra charge

1  Thank victor c
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The entrance around 30th Street is more commercialized, with gift shops and a restaurant. This time admission was only 10 pesos. Previous visits we were charged additional for parking. We ate in the restaurant and did not receive great service. But it was a lovely...More

3  Thank Penny Z
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Lago Bacalar is exquisite -- with at least seven colors -- and those colors change throughout the day and with the weather. Warm but refreshing for a fresh water swim, you can - as we did - slather and exfoliate yourself with the lakes "healing"...More

3  Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This lagoon is so so beautiful. There are several access points, the most prominent one being the town of Bacalar. I highly recommend going to swim in the lake at Cocolitos, where the water is clear as air, and it remains shallow for at least...More

4  Thank Marlen H
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Hurry and visit this location while it is still unspoiled and untouched. I feel bad writing a review as i'm afraid the place will get more and more people and lose its touch, but its beautiful.

1  Thank Mathew B
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed at rancho enchanto on lake bacalar. Stunning views and as you look out from your private deck here you can see multiple colors of the lake. The only downside was reading that In November 2015, Mexico's federal environmental protection agency issued a pollution alert...More

Thank PedroandDixie
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I may not have personally seen seven colors, but the colors I did see were absolutely jaw-dropping! The water was warm (Early January 2016) and crystal clear -- far better to be at this secluded, quiet lagoon than some loud and busy beach!

1  Thank Julia A
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25 July 2017|
Response from moody2009 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, as far as I remember the entrance fee to the lake was very cheap it was like 40 pesos, and then you can check inside for the boat tour to see all the lake or there are other different options.
Wes B
23 October 2015|
Response from mali7 |
Is 2:40 hrs you can rent car or go in ado bus