GETTING TO & AROUND BACALAR
Bacalar is located in southern Quintana Roo and is right next to the 307 Highway, which makes getting there very easy. It is a direct drive from Cancun (4 hours), Playa del Carmen (3 hours 15 minutes) and Tulum (2.5 hours). Part of the drive will take you by the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve, making it scenic and enjoyable. Make sure to fill up with gas before setting off, as there aren’t that many gas stations along the route.
You can also reach Bacalar by the first class ADO buses, which leave multiple times daily from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum as well as other cities around the Yucatan Peninsula.
Bacalar is relatively small and easy to navigate by foot. Bikes can also be rented to explore the area and taxis are relatively inexpensive should you need to escape the heat.
You may want to combine your drive to Bacalar with a stop at the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve, which boasts huge biodiversity, a wealth of flora and fauna and even a small archeological zone.