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Balneario magico de Bacalar

Laguna de Bacalar, Bacalar, Mexico
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good39%
  • Average28%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
27 Sep 2017
“Cheap municipal bathing area on the lagoon”
23 Sep 2017
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Laguna de Bacalar, Bacalar, Mexico
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We came here one afternoon and had an awesome time. There is an entrance fee, parking fee, and palapas fee. We also ordered some snacks and drinks, which were okay. The balneario itself was wonderful, with barely any tourists when we went, mainly locals!

Thank i_the_explorer
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

If you look for a place where you get fast food style meals and loud music that‘s the right sport. Still the lake is beautiful.

Thank Nuernberg123
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Unless you're staying in a hotel with beach access the options for swimming in the lagoon are limited. Entry is cheap (15 pesos in 2017). You can also hire a jalapa (thatched breach hut for shade) for 30 pesos. Basic restaurant nearby. Shallow water swimming...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This area is a big disappointment, the lake is a natural wonder and already beautiful. However this place is poorly made and cheapens the experience. As suggested in the title, it's more like being in Scarborough at the seaside than at a wondrous Lake. There's...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The water is bright blue an it is a great spot to jump in and out for a couple of hours and at at only 15 pesos per person to get it I am still pleased I went. The restaurant and it's general surroundings were...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The lagoon itself is stunning and this is a great spot to go for a swim and maybe have a drink. There are some slides but they are over priced and don't have water running through them so don't work overly well. You are also...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Visiting this lagoon has always been on my bucket list, it is very hard to find a spot at no cost so we ended up parking in the "Balneario Magico" enjoyed the lagoon, it was beautiful. We did not order any food or drinks. Overall,...More

Thank emilio_tx
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We accidentally happened upon this experience as our cruise ship excursion on the coast was cancelled due to the rough seas and weather. We rolled the dice and took the recommendation of a port/streetside "salesman" to carry our family of 5 to this freshwater lagoon...More

Thank Biztravlchic
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The views are so pristine! Although it gets a bit crowded in the high season, it is well worth it. Sharing at least a bit of those warm blue waters with others make you feel like you're one big family on a paradisic blue lagoon!...More

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 26 December 2015

We visited the balneario to hire kayaks, but ended up staying for food. It seems to be geared towards local families, and not towards providing a polished tourist service, but we didn't mind this at all. It's MXN10 to get in, and MXN100 per hour...More

Thank AAcred
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laguna de Bacalar, Bacalar, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Bacalar
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