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Things to do in Bacalar

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“This fort was used by the Mayan people to defend Bakhalal (first name of Bacalar) from the pirates, as is just in front of the “Pirates Channel” it was an strategic point of defense. There’s a small museum where you can learn more about Bacalar and its history. Additionally you can go to a second floor where you can have a majestic view from the laggon✨🌊🤩”
  • 35 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great food and views. Excellent ambient, ideal to spend the day at the lagoon. You can eat and swim.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
“The place is a store with great local things and a garden restaurant. It is a nice place to visit and buy a souvenir to take home.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Food is prepared fresh everyday! They prepare all morning and open in the afternoon with amazing fresh wholesome and vegan foods for your tastebuds. Nothing packaged here!! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bring your swimsuit! Beautiful place to relax, have a drink or a bite to eat and of course swim in the beautiful cenote surrounded by nature! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“a bar and culture center - Galeon has great music on weekends and really interesting workshops during the week! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great italian food. The owners are an italian couple and the food is delicious. It is in the Bacalar main square (downtown)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Galleta vegetariana (35 pesos). Choco coco. Roll de canela. Pan feo (8 pesos). Agua de maracuya !! :-)”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place to dinner and drink a cup of wine. Its prices are premium but the place is very nice.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Lodging
“If you are planning a long stay (like 2 weeks) i fully recommend you 2 days to visit Bacalar. Its a bit far from Playa del Carmen (Like 4 hours by car) But absolutely worth it”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mariscos? Nuestro #1 de Maricos en Bacalar. Es un restaurante modesto con clientela local. Nuestros favoritos? El arroz a la marinera, pescado frito, cocktail de camarón. ENG// Our #1 for Seafood in Bacalar. A modest and local restaurant with a variety of dishes. Our favorites? "Arroz a la marinera" "Fried fish" and Shrimp cocktail. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Es un restaurante suizo - argentino que tiene un aroma esquisito, un buen lugar para tomar una cerveza por la tarde y un vaso de vino por la noche.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lake
“Although Bacalar is a bit far, is worth the trip. You will truly enjoy visiting the Lake of the seven colors. You will want to come back!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Not totally vegetarian, as there are also meat dishes, yet caters to veggies. Family run, awesome handmade food. Chilaquiles, eggs, pizza, fresh juice drinks, sandwiches and more... ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Grocery store located close to the suites where you can buy groceries and all kind of supplies you may need for your stay”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Excelente para una tarde amena, comida decente, y buen servicio. ENG// Great for a good evening with some drinks and good food and service. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Great food and views. Excellent ambient, ideal to spend the day at the lagoon. You can eat and swim.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
“The place is a store with great local things and a garden restaurant. It is a nice place to visit and buy a souvenir to take home.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Food is prepared fresh everyday! They prepare all morning and open in the afternoon with amazing fresh wholesome and vegan foods for your tastebuds. Nothing packaged here!! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bring your swimsuit! Beautiful place to relax, have a drink or a bite to eat and of course swim in the beautiful cenote surrounded by nature! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great italian food. The owners are an italian couple and the food is delicious. It is in the Bacalar main square (downtown)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Galleta vegetariana (35 pesos). Choco coco. Roll de canela. Pan feo (8 pesos). Agua de maracuya !! :-)”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place to dinner and drink a cup of wine. Its prices are premium but the place is very nice.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Es un restaurante suizo - argentino que tiene un aroma esquisito, un buen lugar para tomar una cerveza por la tarde y un vaso de vino por la noche.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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