Water activity

From Playa del Carmen: Bacalar and Lake Tour with Lunch

3.5 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Yalku Tours

From Playa del Carmen: Bacalar and Lake Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Yalku Tours

From US$ 149 per person

Enjoy an off-the-beaten-track excursion from Playa del Carmen. Visit the Magic Town of Bacalar and explore its Lagoon of Seven Colors with lunch included.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
At your accommodation.


  • Discover the traditions and charm of Bacalar, a “Magic Town” in Mexico
  • Sail on the Lagoon of Seven Colors during a Bacalar boat tour
  • Swim in the beautiful cenotes of Cocalitos and Esmeralda
Full description

This Bacalar tour from Playa del Carmen immerses you in the natural beauty, culture, and history of a “Magic Town” of Mexico. Explore the charming village of Bacalar known for its famous Lagoon of Seven Colors and relax with lunch provided on the tour.

With round-trip transportation and an expert guide, explore the lagoons and canals looking for pirate treasure and learning about the fascinating history of this place. Sail in a small boat with your guide who will introduce you to Bacalar's fascinating history dating back to the ancient Maya, the Spanish conquistadors, and the pirates of the Caribbean too.

Cruise down Pirates Channel and listen to tales of days gone by. Swim in the natural beauty of Bacalar and immerse yourself in the Cocalitos and Esmeralda cenotes to refresh from the heat and take in the perfect day in paradise.

  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Certified bilingual guide
  • Morning snack
  • Visit to Cenote Esmeralda
  • Visit to Cenote Cocalitos
  • Visit to the Pirate Route
  • À la carte lunch at a restaurant (1 beverage included, water or soda)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Credit card
  • Water
  • Breathable clothing
  • Water shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is ideal for families
  • Alcohol is available to purchase
  • Soft drinks can be purchased
  • Gratitudes are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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After a bumpy start at the check point in Playa del Carmen with waiting time, our tour guide Adrian, on the other hand, was super nice, warm and accommodating! We had an incredibly great stay in Bacalar with a great boat trip and several stops on the lake. The long journey was more than worth it!

August 13, 2021

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Pickup at our hotel lobby next to Akumal was at 8:30. We were driven in an overcrowded uncomfortable van to a kind of distribution place where all people were allocated to the final bus for the respective excursion. This took about an hour before we finally got started. The new bus at least was comfortable. Arriving in Bacalar the boattrip (ca. 2 hours) through the Lagoon started, it was quite nice, but very touristic with many other boats at the same time. After that there was an extended lunch and then it was too latemto visit Bacalar, we had just 15 minutes in front of the castle. Apparently it was too late and our tourguide Tanja wanted to get home. Getting back we were dropped off outside the hotel premise "as it was so late" (19:30). We booked the tour in english, but the bilingual explanations were focused on spanish. We think Bacalar is a place worth visiting, but not this tour.

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March 29, 2019

Product ID: 149177