Admire the 7-color lagoon in Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico


Bacalar is a town in southeastern Mexico near the Belize border. It’s on Lake Bacalar, also called the Lagoon of Seven Colors due to its blue and turquoise hues. Fuerte de San Felipe is an 18th-century fort that now houses a piracy museum displaying colonial-era weapons and artifacts. The colonial San Joaquín Parish Church has a vaulted ceiling. To the south is Cenote Azul, a small, deep lake with underwater caves.

This small town, about four hours from Cancun and close to the border with Belize, is home to a huge lake often referred to as the Lake of Seven Colors.

The hues of the water go from crystalline to deep turquoise, due to underwater cenotes (sinkholes) and limestone lakebed.

Surrounded by lush mangroves and with areas of the lake so vast you can’t see where it ends, Bacalar boasts the most spectacular views.

Lay back in a hammock swinging over the water and take it all in.

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