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Lago Bacalar (Lake of the Seven Colors)

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Address: South of Cancun near Chetumal, Mexico
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Large, crystal clear lake fed by underwater cenotes and surrounded by dense...

Large, crystal clear lake fed by underwater cenotes and surrounded by dense tropical rainforest.

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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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 place to cool off for a swim. You must pay for use of a palapa... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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" mud. It is a worthwhile trip if you are anywhere within two hours or so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 100 meters. There also you can view the stromatolites.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 for Lake Bacalar as a result of illegal dumping and inadequate wastewater treatment. Corrections are... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

There are very few tourists who come here to its peaceful. We had a 1 and 3 year old and took them to balneiro on north side of town which has shallow water and lot of room to swim. Took a boat ride which we recommend its 200/adult. They take you to cenotes and at the end you have time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

I visited some family I have in the area and they always told how amazing this place was. Honestly I wasn't excited at all, but now I can't even wait to visit it again. Yes, it is beautiful. Yes, it is crystal clear. Yes, it is AMAZING! We went swimming, even when the day was not that hot. I recommend... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

This large fresh water lagoon is a great place to spend the day in the water without it being saltwater. Boating, Paddleboarding, Kayaking or swimming this is the place

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