Luxury holidays in Bacalar
When to go
Bacalar is a little off the well-worn Yucatán Peninsula path, so it can be much quieter than its north-easterly counterparts. The tropical climate means temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius for most of the year, with the most rain falling between June and October.
PlanesMost international arrivals will have to connect in Mexico City for a domestic flight to Chetumal. From the airport there, it’s a 35-minute drive north to Bacalar. The drive down from Cancun will take more than four hours – but with stop-off potential in Tulum, it’s a riviera road-trip worth considering.
AutomobilesVisitors to Bacalar unsurprisingly like to linger by the lagoon, and hotels can easily arrange taxis and transfers into town – along with boat pick-ups from their private jetty. But if you do want to explore further afield independently, hire a car at the airport.