Luxury holidays in Bacalar

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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.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Most 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.
  • Automobiles

    Visitors 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.