Bacalar Hotels and the BEST Places to Stay in Laguna Bacalar (2022)

Bacalar Hotels and the BEST Places to Stay in Laguna Bacalar (1)

Bacalar hotels offer a wide range of budgets for your stay. There are about 150 hotel options for you. If you are heading to Bacalar, you can narrow where to stay into two categories: places to stay with a car and without a car. We say this because only the center of Bacalar is walkable and then there are areas spread north and south along the lakefront where you can stay. Some people arrive by ADO bus, some by private transfer and others drive here with a car. So we will make recommendations for both types of accommodation so you can be comfortable.

Our Pro tips for booking a hotel in Bacalar

  1. Tip: There are some older hotels in this area. For the most part these are not the best options for staying. They are dated and don’t offer that much value. We much prefer the newer hotels that offer some style and a more comfortable stay.
  2. Tip: Most hotels under 1000 pesos a night is going to be budget. Expect basic room and bed.
  3. Tip: Coming direct from the Cancun Airport? This private shuttle company is the best way to go.
  4. Tip: Bacalar is a place to relax. Booking a good hotel will make your stay much more enjoyable. There are only a few public access point to the lake. So if you stay at a hotel with lakefront access, this is a plus for you.
  5. Tip: Book in advance. The best hotels in Bacalar get booked early.

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The beautiful Laguna Bacalar is why so mnay people visit this area and search for hotels.

Map of hotel areas around Laguna Bacalar

When we go to a place we would want this kind of helpful map, to know what an area is like and what is the best area to stay in. We like to help our readers with the same type of helpful information. Below you will find a map of Bacalar. We divided it into 5 areas. One area, the orange, is more of a local area and does not offer anything to tourists.

The areas north and south of the center offer very similar offerings and views, it just will depend on what the hotel is like and if it fits what you are looking for.

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Places to stay in the center of Bacalar town

This is the best area if you are not traveling with a car. You can walk to all the restaurants, bars and easily pick up a tour. Just a note, we recommend not staying more than a few blocks west of the main square. It starts to get a little far from things and is not as nice of an area.

Azul 36 Hotel

This is a modern and fairly new hotel. The area is good and the rooms comfortable. We liked the clean design of the rooms. This hotel goes for about $100 USD. This is a little high compared in value to some of the others, but if the price is lower, it can be a good option. See here for more about the Azul 36 Hotel.

Hotel Aires Bacalar

This hotel perched on a hill overlooking the laguna is a nice place to stay. The rooms and simple and chic. There is a daily breakfast served and rooftop for good views of the lake and surrounding area. This hotel goes for about $80 USD a night. For more about the Hotel Aires, see here.

Toto Blue Hotel

This is a luxury boutique hotel in the center of Bacalar. This is a good place to stay if you are passing through and want a central place with a nice hotel. There are 11 rooms with different looks, a restaurant and bar on the premises. The average cost per night ranges around $190/$200 USD. For more about the Toto Blue Hotel click here.

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A hotel room with a view at the Hotel Aires Bacalar.

Green area just south of central Bacalar

Villa Marilu B & B

This small lakefront hotel offers guests clean, moderns and simple rooms. The focus is on the views and experience you can have here. The average price to stay here is about $140 USD a night. To see more about this hotel, click here.

Casa Bakal

Charming and more charming is how we describe this hotel. With just the right mix of modern luxury and local feel. Enjoy this lovely setting and well thought out planning of this hotel. It also offers a good value. For more about Casa Bakal, see here.

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The southern end of Bacalar where you can find Casa Bakal. You can see it here in the photo.

Cabanas Luxury

This hotel is not lakefront, but is up on a hill. This is a very nice looking property that has nice modern rooms. If you are not staying in Bacalar for days, this might be a good option to get a nice room without paying for the lakefront. This hotel’s average a night is around $160 USD a night. For more on Cabanas Luxury, see here.

Far South end for hotels in Bacalar

This area of the lakefront does not have too many places to stay but we imagine in the future this will change. For now, here is one luxury hotel option.

Hotel Akalki

This is an upscale retreat type place where you are far removed from everything. Enjoy the private area of the lakefront where you can even have a room that opens onto the water. The docks and palapas offer a great place to do yoga or watch the morning sunrise. This is a good place for tranquility and a few days of downtime. This hotel in Bacalar averages about $300 USD a night. For more on Hotel Akalki, see their website here.

Hotels and places to stay North of the center of Bacalar

Casa Ichkabal Bacalar

Just a little out of the downtown is Casa Ichkabal. The setting is lakefront with some views from the rooms. There is a nice lawn and dock that creates a tranquil setting. The best part of this Bacalar Hotel is the setting. We have many friends that stay here when visiting Laguna Bacalar.

On average this hotel , depending on what room you choose, goes for about $100 USD a night. For more about this hotel see the link here.

El Roble Hotel Nature

This hotel is not new or the most fashionable, but it is relaxed and on the lakefront. On average you can stay here for about $78 USD a night. For more about this hotel, see here.

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Bacalar 777 Hotel Boutique

If you like a more modern place to stay in a little luxury, this is a good option on the north end. These modern rooms offer stunning views. A pool sits in the center of the property that offers good views of the lake. This property goes for around $250 USD a night. For more about here, click here.

Villas Eco-Románticas Kúuch Ka´anil

This is the perfect spot to relax for a few days en enjoy the lakefront location. If you like a more rustic accommodations, but romantic, you will enjoy this hotel. There is a restaurant on site which makes staying here without leaving nice. This hotel is in the $135 USD a night range. For photos and booking, click here.

Going to Bacalar? Here are more guides for you

We are always out exploring and trying new things so we can recommend the best for you. Since we love Bacalar, we spend a lot of time there. Here are some more guides for you if you are visiting the area.

  • Best Restaurants in Bacalar.
  • Our article on visiting Bacalar.
  • Visit the Mayan Ruins of Calakmul.

Thank you for reading our hotel guide to Bacalar. We hope it has been helpful. Do you have any tips you would like to share with other readers? Let us know in the comments below.

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FAQs

How long should I stay in Bacalar? ›

I'm going to make things easy for you: you should spend at least two full days in Bacalar. One should be spent on a boat trip on the lake and one should be spent at Los Rapidos. Done and done.

Is Bacalar worth the trip? ›

Despite the incredible beauty of the lake, and the natural wonders all around, it is still possible to find very nice accommodation at reasonable prices. There are also many restaurants serving good quality food at regular prices, making Bacalar a great option for those who want their cash to go further.

Does Bacalar have crocodiles? ›

We only later learned, that crocodiles do in fact live in the Bacalar Lagoon. In fact, you can find many reviews from people on the Internet who have spotted these crocodiles in various places.

Is Lake Bacalar salt water? ›

Because it is a lagoon, it is not salt water. It FEELS like the ocean, but without the stickiness of the salt!

Where can I watch sunset in Bacalar? ›

Catch the Sunset Over the Lagoon

There are loads of spots around the lagoon to catch the sunset, one of the most popular places being Kai Pez. Head over there for dinner and drinks and watch the sun go down over the lagoon. Or you can just walk out to one of the docks from town.

Is Bacalar a party town? ›

Bacalar is a town near the Belize border, two and a half hours south of Tulum and a four-hour drive from Cancun. I enjoyed Bacalar so much that I will start with the reasons you may not want to go. It is a town on an enormous lake, but there is no ocean or beach. It is a small city, so it does not have nightlife.

How do I get to the lagoon at Bacalar? ›

To get to Bacalar from Chetumal, take an ADO bus or book a shared transfer from Chetumal to Bacalar. Many travelers coming through Chetumal make a stop at Bacalar Lagoon after visiting Caye Caulker in Belize. Get your bus tickets online here.

How do I get from Mexico City to Bacalar? ›

The best way to get from Mexico City to Bacalar is to fly which takes 3h 50m and costs $800 - $2500. Alternatively, you can bus via Villahermosa, which costs $700 - $950 and takes 17h 32m.

Is Holbox or Bacalar better? ›

First, Bacalar is on the lagoon or lake but not the ocean so no beaches. They are both becoming more discovered by the masses everyday. If looking for a place where you can walk around and take in the sights, Holbox is easier. To me , Bacalar is much more spread out and not very friendly for exploring on foot.

Is Bacalar near Tulum? ›

The Important Bits: Bacalar is located south of Tulum just before Mexico's border with Belize. We suggest renting a car and making a trip after your stay at Mahayana Tulum. Head south on México 307 for about 2hrs until you see signs for Bacalar.

Is Bacalar Mexico Popular? ›

The town still attracts more Mexicans than foreign tourists, so is great for tourists who seek off-the-beaten-track destinations – you'll feel like you're visiting real Mexico. With fewer crowds, it's easier to enjoy Bacalar, Mexico, and do so without breaking the budget.

Is Bacalar a party town? ›

Bacalar is a town near the Belize border, two and a half hours south of Tulum and a four-hour drive from Cancun. I enjoyed Bacalar so much that I will start with the reasons you may not want to go. It is a town on an enormous lake, but there is no ocean or beach. It is a small city, so it does not have nightlife.

How do you get around in Bacalar? ›

The town of Bacalar is small and easily walkable. Depending on where you're staying, you'll likely be able to walk everywhere and there are local taxis readily available when travelling longer distances. The main taxi stand is in the town square near the 'Bacalar' letters.

How do I get to the lagoon at Bacalar? ›

To get to Bacalar from Chetumal, take an ADO bus or book a shared transfer from Chetumal to Bacalar. Many travelers coming through Chetumal make a stop at Bacalar Lagoon after visiting Caye Caulker in Belize. Get your bus tickets online here.

Why is Bacalar Lagoon Green? ›

The Laguna Bacalar gained its magnificent color and crystal clear waters from one of the oldest microorganisms ever found on this planet. Before animals or humans have started to inhabit the earth, micro-bacteria were the dominant living species. This bacteria has the ability to photosynthesize with sunlight.

Safety in Mexico varies from place to place, but that doesn't mean you should stay away from the entire country. Here is a list of the safest places in Mexico where you're guaranteed to feel welcomed and at ease!

Don’t take it from us, take it from these travel bloggers who either live in Mexico or have spent enough time traveling in the country to tell their personal experience on what they consider to be the safest places in Mexico!. I would definitely visit this town again and think it’s the perfect safe destination in Mexico even for a solo female traveler.. Zihuatanejo, Mexico is one of the more off the beaten path beach towns, but one of the best — and safest places to visit in Mexico.. Oaxaca is what quintessential Mexico looks likePersonally, I felt safe, both day and night when I visited Oaxaca City as a solo female traveler.. Located in the popular state of Chiapas in Southern Mexico, San Cristobal is one the most picturesque towns to visit and one of the safest places to visit in Mexico.. Mazatlan is a place that I have always felt safe visiting in Mexico, even as a solo female traveler.. We always felt safe walking around the touristy areas of Leon; maybe this was because Leon has a lower crime rate than other nearby cities in Mexico, or perhaps it was because the locals appreciated tourists who took the time to visit their humble leather city.

Whether you opt for a quick dip or want to linger for hours on the soft sands, Mexico’s stunning beaches are the best part of any trip to the country. 

On the Pacific coast local fish taco stands dot small coves of protected waters while on the Caribbean side all-inclusive resorts beckon with white sands.. Bahía Concepción is perfect for kayaking and swimming © CampPhoto/Getty Images/iStockphoto This stretch of hidden coves south of Mulegé in Baja California Sur is one of the most stunningly beautiful stretches of coast in Baja, if not all of Mexico.. And the protection of the coves make for great swimming.. The sand is fine and white, the water blue and calm and the view is of dramatic mountains.. Many places claim to be the world’s best surfing beach, but Puerto Escondido’s Playa Zicatela – 3.5km of golden sand and crashing waves – makes many wave-rider’s top 10 for good reason.

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