This guide to the best Bacalar Mexico resorts will help you find the right resort for your trip to this stunning part of Mexico.
Bacalar is best known for its ‘lake of seven colours’ Lake Bacalar (also known as Bacalar Lagoon or Laguna Bacalar). Whether you like active or relaxing getaways, Bacalar is an ideal destination.
In a rush? Here is the overall best Bacalar resort ➡️ Habitas Bacalar – which boasts luxury bohemian-style accommodation, excellent service and epic lake views.
The warm water lake offers perfect swimming and snorkelling conditions and opportunities for kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding. Nearby cenotes such as Cenote Cocalitos or Cenote Negro offer scenic, adventurous swimming.
You can relax on pristine Bacalar beaches or explore the Mayan city ruins of Chachhohen or Kohunlich, a 30-minute and 60-minute drive from Bacalar.
Bacalar boat tours offer the chance to see the lake from a different perspective, to explore the idyllic Canal de Los Pirates or go birdwatching amongst lakeside mangroves.
Bacalar resorts range from large properties to boutique family-run resorts and generally have a very high standard of facilities and accommodation. The resorts are set in a beautiful natural setting surrounded by nature either on, or close to Lake Bacalar.
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Set right on the lake, 8 km from the town centre Habitas Bacalar boasts luxury bohemian-style accommodation, excellent service and epic lake views.
Best Bacalar Eco Resorts
As a result of its natural setting, Bacalar has inspired a number of eco-friendly resorts. If you are looking to travel more sustainably, the following recommendations are a good option.
The following eco-friendly Bacalar accommodation offers free parking and free WiFi.
#1 Habitas Bacalar – Best Boutique Resort Bacalar For Couples.
Set right on the lake, 8 km from the town centre Habitas Bacalar boasts luxury bohemian-style accommodation, excellent service and epic lake views.
Location | Habitas Bacalar Mexico is only 14 minutes south of the heart of Bacalar Mexico, and it boasts a front-lake location. Guests can enjoy direct access to the lagoon, and there is also a swimming place – Balneario Sac Ha nearby. You will also have to drive or take a taxi to reach the nearest shops and restaurants.
Facilities | As expected from the best Bacalar boutique hotels, Habitas boasts fantastic facilities, from complimentary use of paddle boards and kayaks to free yoga and wellness classes.
There is a fantastic on-site restaurant and lounging area set right by the water. Guests can also take advantage of free parking, wifi, a 25-hour front desk and a bar.
Rooms | Each luxury A-shaped tent comes with a thatched roof, canvas walls and wooden floor and has an attractive boho design. Guests can relax on a furnished porch while taking in the views of the lake or garden.
Rooms also are equipped with a wardrobe and desk and come with an ensuite outdoor bathroom. Complimentary toiletries and bathrobes are provided.
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#2 Naya Bacalar – Best for privacy-seeking couples.
This 4-star adult-only Bacalar hotel has been sympathetically built into its natural surroundings. It is perfect for travellers who like to be immersed in nature.
Location | This Bacalar eco resort is on the southwest shore of Bacalar Lagoon Mexico, six kilometres from Bacalar town and 24 kilometres from Chetumal Airport.
You will need a car to dine off-site as the nearest restaurant is nearly four kilometres away.
Facilities | Naya Bacalar has a palm tree-lined heated swimming pool, a terrace, garden and a bar. There is a restaurant serving an à la carte or continental breakfast with international cuisine in the evening.
The hotel has a tour desk, a concierge service, luggage storage and daily housekeeping. There is a communal lounge area, plus a yoga hut. Massages are available on request.
Rooms | The rooms are triangular prism-shaped wooden huts with a pitched thatched roof. Their rustic exterior belies the luxurious interior.
The air-conditioned wood floor rooms have a large double bed, a fridge, safe and a desk. The partially open ensuite has a shower. All rooms have a private patio area with views over a private garden.
Larger deluxe king rooms have a private plunge pool with a terrace.
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#3 Mia Bacalar Luxury Resort & Spa – Best Bacalar Resort For Wellness & Romance.
Mia is one of the best Bacalar Mexico resorts for couples seeking romantic accommodation for a wellness retreat!
Location | This property is one of the Bacalar lagoon hotels, situated on the banks of the Bacalar lake, an 8-minute drive north of the centre. There are a few restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.
Facilities | Mia Resort Bacalar boasts fantastic facilities! From a fully equipped fitness centre that comes with an indoor pool to an extensive spa and wellness package that includes a relaxing massage on a pier!
Guests can relax by a lagoon pool or on a water swing, jump into the water from the pier or explore the lagoon in a transparent kayak.
Other facilities include a restaurant and a bar, a 24-hour front desk, currency exchange and free parking and wifi. Breakfast is available for an extra charge.
Rooms | The property features a range of rooms. Deluxe rooms come with elegant decor featuring dark wood and are equipped with a desk, 2 double beds and a private bathroom. Guests can enjoy a large furnished patio or a balcony.
If you’re looking for something more luxurious and romantic, opt for a suite that comes with extra space, a dining table and a jacuzzi bath, or even a king suite that boasts a private pool.
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#4 La Albarina – Best Resort In Bacalar For Cenote Lovers.
This Bacalar hotel boutique boasts a lakeside location, which is within walking distance of the two best Bacalar cenotes!
Facilities | Guests at La Albarina can relax on comfy sun loungers located in the garden and overlooking the lagoon. The is a pier from where you can jump into the crystal clear water and complimentary use of paddle boards. This Bacalar luxury hotel also features a restaurant, a bar, free parking and wifi.
Rooms | Tastefully decorated suites come with thatched roofs and stone floors, as well as large windows that let in lots of light. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a private bathroom as well as an outdoor seating area and a coffee machine. Guests can also enjoy beach huts and beach bugs that are provided in each room. Some suites come with a lagoon view.
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Best Bacalar Lagoon Resorts For Couples
If you prefer all-inclusive accommodation, you may be disappointed as, unfortunately, Bacalar all inclusive resorts do not exist.
However, most Bacalar resorts have on-site restaurants offering breakfast and evening meals, so sprawling all-inclusive resorts will not be missed.
The following Bacalar resorts offer free parking and free WiFi.
#5 Hotel CasaBakal – Best Luxury Bacalar Bungalows For Families.
Casa Bakal is one of the best Bacalar resorts set right on the banks of the lagoon. The property features large bungalows, perfect for larger groups or families.
Location | Hotel CsaBakal boast a lakefront location and is located 2.6 km from Bacalar town centre. It’s a short taxi ride or a pleasant bicycle ride along a quiet road.
Facilities | The hotel features an in-house restaurant, a bar and an outdoor pool with lake views. Guests can enjoy free use of kayaks and paddle boards to explore the lagoon. Breakfast is included in the room rate.
Upon request, the hotel can arrange various tours around Bacalar. Other facilities include free parking, room service and a 24-hour front desk.
Rooms | This luxury hotel Bacalar features thatched-roof bungalows that can sleep from 2 to 4 persons. Some of them are equipped with a private kitchen and come with a lake view or a plunge pool. All air-conditioned bungalows come ensuite and feature a porch with a hammock and seating area.
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#6 Hotel Amainah – One Of The Best Contemporary Bacalar Mexico Resorts.
The 4-star Hotel Amainah oozes luxury and has fantastic uninterrupted views over Lake Bacalar. Bacalar Lagoon hotels don’t get much better than Hotel Amainah.
Location | The hotel is on the southwest shore of the lake, four kilometres south of Bacalar town. There are three restaurants within three kilometres.
Facilities | The hotel has a swimming pool, a tropical garden, a hot tub, bar and a restaurant serving an international menu. There is a 24-hour front desk, room service, and both bike hire and paid airport shuttles are available.
Rooms | The elegant tiled floor rooms feature a large double bed, a fridge, coffee machine, safe, flat screen tv and a wardrobe. The ensuite has a rainfall shower, and some rooms feature a freestanding bath.
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead to a balcony or patio with seating and a hammock with views over Lake Bacalar. The rooms have modern, contemporary decor.
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#7 Hotel Carolina – A Bacalar Lagoon Resort Offering Free Activities.
This two-storey thatched roof family-friendly hotel offers guests a comfortable and relaxing stay in scenic surroundings.
Location | The hotel is a 20-minute walk from Bacalar town centre and 33 kilometres from Chetumal Airport. The hotel does not have a restaurant, but there are three restaurants within 700 metres.
Facilities | The 3-star resort offers a good-sized swimming pool, a garden, a private beach area, concierge service and luggage storage.
Guests have free use of kayaks and paddle boards from the hotel’s jetty. A continental breakfast is included in the room rate.
Rooms | The tiled floor air-conditioned ensuite rooms feature a large double bed, a flat-screen tv, ceiling fan, clothes rail, coffee machine, seating area and a safe. Each room is tastefully decorated in beige and green tones.
The rooms have either pool, lake or garden views, and some rooms feature a balcony with seating. Extra beds can be added to rooms for a small fee.
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Best Resorts In Bacalar Centre
If you are looking for Bacalar Mexico resorts with everything you need on your doorstep, the following recommendations for resorts in Bacalar town centre are a perfect option.
Each of the following best resorts in Bacalar Mexico offers free WiFi and free parking.
#8 Bacalari – One Of The Best Bacalar Boutique Hotels For Couples.
The elegant 5-star Bacalari is a 10-minute walk from the edge of Lake Bacalar. For location and facilities, it is one of the best luxury hotels in Bacalar Mexico.
Location | The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the centre of Bacalar and is 36 kilometres from Chetumal airport. There are three restaurants within 400 metres.
Facilities | Bacalari features a swimming pool, a garden, bar and a restaurant serving an à la carte breakfast. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and a paid airport shuttle. Room service and massages are available on request.
Rooms | The air-conditioned rooms have a double bed, a wardrobe, a ceiling fan, tea and coffee-making facilities, a desk, safe and a flat-screen tv. Some rooms have a balcony or patio with seating and a hammock. The ensuite has a rainfall shower.
The deluxe king suite has an upstairs outdoor terrace with fantastic views over Lake Bacalar and a small private swimming pool. All rooms are decorated in tasteful beige and blue tones.
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#9 Blue Palm – One Of The Best Modern Bacalar Mexico Hotels.
The 4-star Blue Palm is a small hotel highly rated for its friendly customer service. It is a modern property with traditional and colourful finishes.
Location | The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Bacalar centre and seven minutes from Bacalar Lagoon. There are three restaurants within 150 metres, and the nearest supermarket is five minutes on foot.
Facilities | Blue Palm has a lagoon-style swimming pool, a palm tree-filled garden, a large sun terrace and a bar. There is a restaurant serving an à la carte or continental breakfast, which is included in the room rate. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and offers a concierge service.
Rooms | The bright and colourful air-conditioned rooms have an extra large double bed, a seating area, safe, fridge and a flat-screen tv. Sliding glass doors lead to a shaded patio or balcony with seating and a hammock.
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#10 Tierra Maya Hotel Spa & Sanctuary – A High End 3-Star Bacalar Resort.
This 3-star hotel offers excellent facilities and comfortable rooms in a tranquil green setting.
Location | The hotel is in the centre of Bacalar, so everything you need is on your doorstep. It’s a 10-minute walk from Lake Bacalar and 34 kilometres from Chetumal Airport.
Facilities | Tierra Maya features a large rectangular swimming pool, a spa and a palm tree-filled garden. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and provides room service. Guests can enjoy an à la carte or American breakfast daily, which is included in the room rates.
Rooms | The tiled floor air-conditioned rooms have a large double bed, a safe, tv, sofa, coffee machine, wardrobe and mini bar. Family rooms are also available.
The rooms are spacious and have a neutral decor with colourful accents. Wooden doors lead to a patio area with a hammock.
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Best Bacalar Resorts For Families
If you are wondering where to stay in Bacalar Mexico, with children, the following recommendations will help you find the perfect hotel for you.
The following hotels in Bacalar Mexico offer free WiFi and free parking.
#11 Khaban Bacalar – Best for a Relaxing & Secluded Stay.
Khaban Bacalar is an attractive, 4-star hotel that feels like an Airbnb offering a tranquil stay away from the bustle of Bacalar town.
Location | This boutique Bacalar hotel is 26 kilometres from Chetumal airport. It is situated on the lakeside in a quiet, leafy residential area. You will need a car to reach the nearest restaurants and shops.
Facilities | This is a gorgeous hotel consisting of thatched roof buildings set around a central outdoor swimming pool. The hotel has its own on-site restaurant, free parking for guests, free Wifi, a terrace and direct lake access.
Rooms | Each ensuite room has air conditioning and a balcony offering lake views. Some rooms have a kitchenette with cooking facilities. Rooms are elegantly decorated with blue and green accents to mirror the lakeside setting. Bed linen is included in the price, and family rooms are also available here.
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#12 Azul Nomeolvides – One Of The Most Idyllic Bacalar Lagoon Resorts.
This gorgeous resort features six luxury cabanas which are surrounded by nature on the shores of Lake Bacalar. It accepts families with children over 13 years old and is ideal for families who like to be immersed in nature.
Location | The hotel is a 20-minute drive from the centre of Bacalar and 44 kilometres from Chetumal Airport. You will need a car to visit the nearest restaurant, which is two kilometres away.
Facilities | Azul Nomeolvides has a tropical garden and a sun terrace with lake views. It also offers a private beach area, free kayaks and a daily vegan breakfast.
Rooms | The rooms are in individual wooden A-frame cabanas with a thatched roof. The luxury rooms feature an extra large double bed with nets, a safe, a hanging chair and a ceiling fan.
Each cabana has a private deck and garden area. The partially open ensuite features a rainfall shower and biodegradable toiletries.
Triple rooms with an extra double bed are also available. King rooms feature an upper-floor mezzanine level with a hammock, and some offer lake views. Floor-to-ceiling folding glass doors lead onto a private wooden deck.
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#13 Akalki Hotel – A Tranquil Lagoon Resort Bacalar Best For A Relaxing Wellness Break.
This stunning 4-star hotel is in a picture-perfect lakeside setting. If you want direct access to the lagoon from your room, this is the hotel for you.
Location | The hotel is eight kilometres south of Bacalar centre and 29 kilometres from the nearest airport. You will need a car to visit the nearest restaurants, which are nearly five kilometres away.
Facilities | Akalki Hotel features a garden, a sun terrace, bar and a restaurant serving a continental breakfast which is included in the room rate. Mexican cuisine is served in the evenings.
There is a spa offering massages, a tour desk and a large wooden yoga barn.
Rooms | The exceptionally spacious air-conditioned tiled floor rooms have a large double bed and a clothes rail. There is a rainfall shower in the large ensuite bathroom. The minimalist rooms have elegant white decor, and each room offers lake views.
Superior rooms have an additional sofa and floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading onto a private overwater wooden deck with seating. Extra beds can be added to rooms for an additional fee.
If you are looking for Bacalar Mexico overwater bungalows, these superior rooms are a great option.
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Best Affordable Resorts In Bacalar Mexico
Visiting Bacalar on a budget can be challenging as the lakeside accommodation on offer is not the cheapest to be found in Mexico. The following selections will help your travel budget go further without compromising on quality or location.
These hotels offer free parking and free WiFi.
#14 Puerta del Cielo Hotel Origen – One Of The Best Hotels Bacalar Mexico For Midrange Budgets.
This adults-only hotel has excellent facilities and rooms and boasts some of the best views of Bacalar Lagoon.
Location | The hotel is three kilometres from Bacalar centre and 37 kilometres from Chetumal Airport. There are three restaurants within three kilometres.
Facilities | Puerta del Cielo has a swimming pool, a garden, bar and a restaurant serving an a la carte international menu. There is a 24-hour front desk, and room service is available. A sun terrace overlooks Lake Bacalar.
Rooms | Air-conditioned rooms feature a double bed, a safe, flat screen tv, a coffee machine and a wardrobe. Every room has a shaded balcony with seating and a hammock, and some rooms offer pool views.
The minimalist rooms have a light, white decor with large windows providing lots of light. Suites offer additional space, double-aspect views and a bathtub on the balcony.
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#15 La Galuna – One Of The Best 4 Star Hotels Bacalar Lagoon Has To Offer.
This modest modern hotel has rooms to suit every budget.
Location | The hotel is 17 minutes from Bacalar centre and just three minutes from the lakeside. There are lots of restaurants within walking distance, and a small supermarket is 10 minutes away on foot.
Facilities | La Galuna has a good-sized swimming pool, a sun terrace, a bar and a restaurant serving an American breakfast.
Rooms | Rooms feature a large double bed, a safe, chair, fridge and a flat-screen tv. Some rooms have a balcony with pool views, and suites offer a private hot tub. Family rooms are also available.
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#16 Hotel Casa Hormiga – One Of The More Affordable 5 Star Bacalar Mexico Resorts.
This 5-star hotel will appeal to fans of modern architecture. The contemporary concrete forms and angles of the hotel are equally matched with its artistic interior decor.
Location | The hotel is a 13-minute walk from Bacalar centre and three minutes from the lakeside. There are lots of cafes and Bacalar restaurants within walking distance.
Facilities | The hotel features a swimming pool, a spa, garden, a bar and a restaurant serving an à la carte or continental breakfast daily. Room service and a paid airport shuttle is available. Guests can enjoy the use of free bikes.
Rooms | Air-conditioned ensuite rooms have an extra large double bed, a desk, safe and wardrobe. Some rooms have a patio or balcony. Wheelchair accessible rooms are available. The rooms are decorated in white and beige decor with wicker furniture and finishes.
Spacious two-storey junior suites have additional beds on a mezzanine level.
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#17 Royal Palm Bacalar Cabañas & Lagoon Club – A Luxurious Bacalar Mexico Resort Ideal For Couples.
This cosy two-storey modern hotel on the edge of Bacalar Lagoon offers fantastic lake views and traditional, rustic touches.
Location | The hotel is two kilometres south of Bacalar town centre. There are three restaurants within 600 metres.
Facilities | This Bacalar luxury resort features six rooms, a swimming pool and an overwater jetty with seating.
Rooms | Thatched roof air-conditioned rooms offer a large double bed, a flat-screen tv, a clothes rail and a microwave with crockery and cutlery. The rooms have a neutral decor with yellow and blue accents.
The ensuite bathroom has a rainfall shower. Each room has a patio or balcony with seating and a hammock. Family rooms are also available.
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Best Bacalar Mexico Resorts Final Word
I hope this comprehensive guide to the best Bacalar Mexico resorts has helped you find the perfect hotel for your upcoming Bacalar vacation. Bacalar is a great alternative to Cancun or Tulum as a vacation destination, boasting a Maldives-like lagoon and a charming town.
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