Our unique guided tour of Bacalar from Cancun includes all you need for an exciting day of natural beauty and history. Your expert guide will share fascinating facts and folklore about this “Magic Town” of Mexico and lead you on a journey of discovery on a Bacalar boat tour of the “Lagoon of Seven Colors”. Includes round-trip transportation, lunch and non-alcoholic beverages!
Boat tour in the Lagoon of 7 colors
Drinks on board the unit (water and soft drink).
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Visit Pirates Channel
What's Not Included
CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 99
Comfortable shoes or sneakers
Extra change of clothes
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Lightweight jacket for winter season & sunglasses
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
What to bring:
Biodegradable sunblock and insect repellent
Cash for buying souvenirs and tipping
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
What To Expect
The name most likely derives from Mayan 'b'ak halal,' meaning 'surrounded by reeds,' the name of the locality attested at the time of the 16th century arrival of the Spanish. Bacalar is also the name of the lagoon, Bacalar Lagoon on the east side of the town.
Bacalar was a city of the Maya civilization in pre-Columbian times. This was the first city in the region which the Spanish conquistadores succeeded in taking and holding in 1543. In 1545, Gaspar Pacheco established the Spanish town here with the name Salamanca de Bacalar. The region of the southern half of what is now Quintana Roo was governed from Bacalar, answerable to the Captain General of Yucatán in Mérida.
After the town was sacked by pirates in the 17th century, the Fortress de San Felipe Bacalar was completed in 1729, and may still be visited today. In 1848, Bacalar had a population of about 5,000 people. In 1848 during the Caste War of Yucatán, the rebellious Chan Santa Cruz Maya conquered the town. It was not retaken by the Mexicans until 1902
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