I had so many issues with my apartments lately, I didn’t have time to write about a wonderful vacation I had in Mexico. So here it is!
Bacalar is a wonderful location that I recommend when you want some R & R, while surrounded by nature’s beauty. Visitors often need reminders of this village’s Mayan roots, since it’s a haven for those who love water sports.
Hoteles en Bacalar
I love the fact that there are no massive tourist hotel complexes to attract visitors looking for excitement, rather than R & R, spiced with water sports. However, there are attractive hotels along route 307 along the banks of Lake Bacalar.
These hotels blend with the natural environment, rather than the more “glitzy” ones you might find in Cancun, around 350 km away. Most of the hotels in Bacalar feature rustic, straw bungalows, many near the banks of its famous freshwater lagoon.
Bacalar is part of the independent state of Quintana Roo, which is the youngest state in Mexico (granted statehood in 1974). This state historically was legally part of the state of Yucatán, although Quintana Roo was granted statehood as a member of the United Mexican States in October, 1974.
The hotels in Bacalar typically are authentic, small, and family friendly. This increases the amount of staff attention for each guest. If this sounds more like bed and breakfast (B&B) inns than tourist hotels, you’re right. Many of these Caribbean-style bungalows feature kitchenettes so you can create the dishes you want.
For example, consider the Hostal & Suites Pata de Perro located in central Bacalar, less than 1,000 feet from the shore of the multi-colored lagoon. The suites and apartments feature free WiFi access, some kitchenettes and private bathrooms, along with spectacular views of the gardens. All units are tastefully decorated with light-coloured décor, while keeping the rustic, Caribbean flavor, for which Bacalar is famous.
This hotel consistently elicits rave reviews from happy guests, only surpassed by guest ratings for hotel staff quality and friendliness. Some reviews even mention the owner, Alex, as he apparently takes a personal interest in ensuring hotel guests have a wonderful stay at Hostal & Suites Pata de Perro.
Another of the hoteles en Bacalar is the guesthouse-style Posada Casa Madrid which also generates strong reviews from guests, particularly for its cleanliness and comfortability. Although this tourist guesthouse doesn’t feature luxury extras, I love the reasonable cost, the emphasis on cleanliness, and the quality of its relatively new facilities. Located in the center of Bacalar town, and less than 2,000 feet from the shore of Lake Bacalar, this spot also features free WiFi access, free parking, private bathrooms, a garden, and flat-screen TVs with cable.
These are but a couple of examples of the outstanding hoteles en Bacalar. When you want to make your own excitement or just relax, while enjoying nature, I highly recommend you consider Bacalar in Quintana Roo for a wonderful, affordable vacation.