Oct 15 2019
Bacalar a Magical Town in Mexico
There are many more than 5 reasons and haven chosen this subject it becomes a challenge to guide you through a straight line without getting distracted by the blue sky, crystal clear waters, delicious food, the market, the church, the incredible views, and the charming hidden unusual strolls, I have committed to giving you 5 reasons and so here they are.
Bacalar is a Magical Town, this says a lot and not enough, yes, Sian Ka’an Bakhalal, the place where the sky is born, today known as Bacalar, is renowned not only because of its charm but also because it maintains its historical heritage and its traditions as intact as possible in this ever changing world. Bacalar is still a little explored destination thus it is still perfect to escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world and dive into the pace of its waters. Taking care of a heritage and keeping it alive is the number one reason to take care of this treasure in the state of Quintana Roo.
Bacalar is Living History
Bacalar was an important trade center where pirates arrived looking for treasures thus for many years it has been a territory that preserves great chronicles and legends of battles, pursuits and rebellion. Bacalar`s San Felipe Fort, today a museum, takes us back to those turbulent days. Another “living museum“ can be found 25 miles from Bacalar; one of the most ancient Mayan cities called Ichkabal which remained untouched for centuries under the lush jungle and was found a mere 10 years ago. To visit Bacalar is to travel back in time to witness a history of adventure that needs to be preserved.
The lagoon of seven colors
At Bacalar, travelers will find a fresh water lagoon with an infrastructure that is still rustic and charming. The decks constructed by the hotels and the town`s people fit harmoniously with the lagoon that shines in a variety of hues. Kayakers and paddle boarders enjoy unforgettable sunrises in its waters and a great variety of activities such as fishing take place in this natural treasure. The Cenote Azul (Blue Sinkhole) can be found adjacent and the Cenote de la Bruja (Witch’s Sinkhole) inside the lagoon itself, clearly visible due to its characteristic deep blue color, both of these cenotes are snorkel and dive enthusiast favorites. This treasure and its marine inhabitants must be treated with the respect they deserve.
At Bacalar you will find the most ancient living being in the planet, the stromatolites; living rocks that appeared 2500 to 1000 millions of years ago. These formations produced a massive amount of oxygen due to which life in this planet was possible. Today, this fabulous specimens can be found living and breathing in very few places in the planet, a very good reason why we should take care of them.
In the heart of Bacalar lagoon, this hotel promises “a conscious rapprochement to the good life” adjusting to the varying pace of the breeze, the tides, sunrises and sunsets, the moon and the seasons, and there is no way to avoid this happening when you are in a place where the boundaries of water and sky are a blur and where the singing of the birds wakes you up in the morning. One of the great treasures in Bacalar are its people and their hospitality and there is no better proof of it than in this beautiful place where they go to great lengths to live in harmony with the nature that surrounds it and makes it what it is.
I hope I achieved my goal. Visit Bacalar and care for it as if it were your own. Do it for me and for you.