BACALAR ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Strolling to town along the costal avenue and a must visit to the Fort
in its unpolluted turquoise waters.
Kohunlich, Calakmul, Dzibanche and many others.
FISHING, SCUBA, SNORKELING
Majahual, Chinchorro reef is a world top scuba, destination.
DUTY FREE SHOPPING
Safari Theme Park: The entrepreneurs of Xcaret Park and Africam Park have joined ventures to develop this theme park in 200 acres of PARADISIAC NATURE. The natural jungle plus the lagoon's turquoise waters are the perfect combination that will make of this park the most important destination in the area for Wild life observation and nature lovers.
The town of Bacalar is a very ancient settlement. In the 18th century it was menaced by invadors who threatened its political stability, Bacalar fort was built to protect the town from land and from lagoon side. It stands majestic and proud of the service it render in the old times. Defenitely a landmark of this charming town.
Sitios de Buceo
Located at one side of the road, at the entrance of the Bacalar settlement. It's a place that offers the mystic beauty of the great cenotes; its form resembles a small lagoon surrounded by jungle vegetation, except from the extension that joins it to the Bacalar Lagoon.
It's an outstanding place for diving, because, even though it lacks a spectacular visibility, it offers intrincate roots and stumps labyrinths interlaced and superexposed, diverse sized hollows and rocky formations over its walls and vertical and negative pendents, with a bottom that remains hidden in the distance (over 90m in depth); it has caverns that invite exploration, as long as one has expert guides and proper training.
The cenote is a destination that can be visited many times, because if one takes note of every journey or visited zone, different routes and different zones can be planned in each new immersion. At first, our experience was limited to novice practices, with shallow immersions ranging from 12 to 18 m (40 to 60 ft): nowadays, immersions take place in ranges from 30 to 40 m (100 to 130 ft), besides navigating to farther zones from the point of entry.