Bacalar Lagoon, Mexico – Most Incredible Lake In The World

Bacalar Lagoon, Mexico – Most Incredible Lake In The World

Before arriving in Mexico 3 weeks ago I was pretty clueless. I only knew a handful of places to visit in Mexico, namely Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. I could never have imagined there would be so many hidden gems to discover, many of which I seem to have found my accident or thanks to the recommendation of  a local. I was lucky enough to spend my first few weeks with a very close Mexican friend, whose dream it had been to visit Bacalar Lagoon for many years.

I presumed it was just a pretty lake and would have nothing on those turquoise blues to be found up and down the Riviera Maya. I mean could anywhere really compare with the never-ending white sands of Cancun or the wild and wonderful coastline of Tulum? Turns out Bacalar Lagoon has more shades of blue than your wildest dreams could ever visualise. The water is clearer than a freshly polished wine glass at a 5 star resort and the best part of all is you don’t have to share the magic with anybody else as there are hardly any other tourists there.

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The only other destination in the world that comes close to the unique beauty of this lake would be the Maldives, and I can assure you that a trip here will cost you a lot less! I believe this video sums up my love of Laguna Bacalar pretty well…

Still not convinced? Let my photos below do the talking.

20 great reasons to visit Bacalar Lagoon

20. Sevens shades of blue

Bacalar Lagoon, Mexico aerial photo

Aerial view of Bacalar Lagoon

19. A peaceful escape

18. A Magical sunrise

17. Kayaking adventures

Kayaking in Bacalar Lagoon

Credit: Emily Luxton Travels

16. Early morning SUP

15. The Pirate Canal

14. Pier jumping paradise

13. Secret swimming spots

Swimming in Lake Bacalar

Most beautiful lake in the world

12. Amazing boat trips

11. Hostels with a view


10. A piece of history

9. Underwater life

8. Hammock heaven

7. Colourful buildings

6. Beautiful hotels

5. Private jetty’s

4. Mystical Cenotes

3. Fun for days

2. Sail into the sunset

1. You’ll never want to leave


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  1. February 7, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Wowww this looks absolutely amazing!! You’ve definitely introduced me to a new place – thanks :D

  2. February 7, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    This looks awesome! I wish I made it there when I was in Mexico a couple years ago. This must mean I have to back.

  3. February 10, 2017 / 11:23 am

    These pictures are incredible Janet.
    This trip looks amazing.
    Mexico is up there on my Bucket List, but this post is giving me all kind of Wandrlust and making wonder if I should swap my big Japan trip for Mexico, haha
    x tink jayne x