10 Most Incredible Hotels in Bacalar, Mexico

Welcome to one of the most unique vacation destinations in Quintana Roo, Bacalar. Although Bacalar has a beachy feel to it, it isn’t located on the Caribbean Sea but is Bacalar Lagoon (or Laguna Bacalar). This lagoon is also called Laguna de 7 Colores due to its magnificent hues of blues and greens.

Many people who visit have likened it to the Maldives, Fiji, or other tropical escapes, given the cabanas that rest over the water. Although there’s no oceanside beach for you to lay your towel down on like there is in Tulum or Cancun, the color of Lake Bacalar’s water is as crystal clear as anything you’ve seen in the Caribbean.

Now that you know a little more about Bacalar, it’s time for the fun part, deciding which of these best hotels you’ll stay at during your getaway to this magical part of Mexico.

1. Hotel Rancho Encantado

At Hotel Rancho Encantado, you can skip out on the stereotypical hotel rooms and instead get your own private bungalow. This hotel sits right on the lagoon and provides guests with easy access to jump in for a swim or simply enjoy the views from one of the many hammocks.

Top amenities at Hotel Rancho Encantado include:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free kayak rentals
  • 1 On-site restaurant
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Outdoor swimming pool

Check availability to book your Bacalar getaway at Hotel Rancho Encantado.

2. Hotel & Suites Oasis

With a wide variety of rooms to choose from, you can book the perfect space for your time in Bacalar. Choose from a cozy studio apartment if you’re traveling as a couple or a spacious villa for a family-friendly vacation. Located a short walk from the lagoon, this hotel is located in the city center. This hotel is also just steps away from Fuerte San Felipe Bacalar, the iconic stone fort.

Top amenities at Hotel & Suites Oasis Bacalar include:

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Room service
  • Some rooms have kitchens

Check availability to book your Bacalar getaway at Hotel & Suites Oasis Bacalar.


3. Hotel Boutique Aurea

This boutique hotel is the perfect option for rest, relaxation, and tranquility. Located north of the town center, you’ll be surrounded by nature as you soak in the lake views. Each room is its own private bungalow, so you’ll also be rewarded with plenty of privacy in your room.

Top amenities at Hotel Boutique Aurea include:

  • On-site restaurant
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Kitchenette in rooms
  • Kayaks & paddleboards

Check availability to book your Bacalar getaway at Hotel Boutique Aurea.


4. Hotel CasaBakal

This five-star beachfront resort is a tranquil place to relax and unwind. Chill by the outdoor pool, lounge on the private beach, or take a dip in the lagoon: the choice is all yours.

The on-site restaurant serves fresh and delicious food and the buffet breakfast is the perfect way to start your day. The kitchen even offers packed lunches which is handy for trips to the Fort of San Felipe, local cenotes, and other sites of interest. Find your inner zen in the complimentary yoga classes or indulge in a full body massage to feel all of your cares instantly melt away.

Top amenities at Hotel CasaBakal include:

  • Outdoor pool
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Private beach area
  • Yoga classes
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking

Check availability to book your relaxing Bacalar getaway at Hotel Casa Bakal.


Blue Palm Bacalar

Located in the center of Bacalar, this travel-sustainable property is a fan favorite. From the moment you check in, you’ll love this adults-only hotel. As a 5-star hotel, their concierge services and tour desk operators are super helpful in planning any excursions you’re interested in. Just a short drive away are a few stunning cenotes, like Cenote Azul and Cenote Cocalitos, which you’ll really enjoy visiting.

Top amenities at Blue Palm Bacalar include:

  • Adults-only
  • On-site restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Variety of activities
  • 24-hour front desk

Check availability to book your Bacalar getaway at Blue Palm Bacalar.


6. Khaban Bacalar Hotel Boutique

This luxury hotel is in a great location for those who want to immerse themselves in nature and simply enjoy the lagoon and surrounding jungle. This family-friendly hotel will truly make you feel as though you’ve stepped into another world. The design is well thought out and connects with the greens and blues of the landscape effortlessly.

Top amenities at Khaban Bacalar Hotel Boutique include:

  • On-site restaurant
  • 1 Outdoor swimming pool
  • Private beach & access to the water
  • Spa
  • Air conditioning
  • Mayan culture tours

Check availability to book your Bacalar getaway at Khaban Bacalar Hotel Boutique.


7. Our Habitas Bacalar

Our Habitas Bacalar is a truly unique hotel that I’m sure won’t remind you of anywhere else you’ve ever stayed before. The A-frame rooms draped with white sheets will give you the impression you’re glamping at an extremely high-end level. Regardless of which guest room you choose, you’re in for a real treat.

Top amenities at Our Habitas Bacalar include:

  • Adults-only
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Scenic bar
  • Private access to the water
  • Kayak rentals

Check availability to book your Bacalar getaway at Our Habitas Bacalar.


8. Casa Chukum

Just a short walk from the water, Casa Chukum is located in the center of Bacalar. Although a hotel, this casita has the feel of a high-end hostel, with plenty of common areas for guests to intermingle and hang out. Although if you’re not interested in making friends, there’s plenty of space to spread out and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Top amenities at Casa Chukum include:

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Puzzle/board game rentals
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Organized group tours

Check availability to book your Bacalar getaway at Casa Chukum.


9. Mia Bacalar Luxury Resort & Spa

While the rest of the hotels on this list sit on the west of the Lagoon Bacalar, this hotel sits on the east. What that means, is if you’re interested in being able to get to the Caribbean Sea on a whim, this side of the lake is preferable, whereas if you’d like to have easy access to the center of town, your travel time will be much further from here.

Top amenities at Mia Bacalar Luxury Resort & Spa include:

  • On-site restaurant & bar
  • 1 swimming pool
  • Spa & fitness center
  • Private access to the water
  • Room service

Check availability to book your Bacalar getaway at Mia Bacalar Luxury Resort & Spa.


10. La Galuna Bacalar

La Galuna Bacalar is a 4-star hotel in el centro of Bacalar. At this hotel, you’ll find an architectural design that mixes modern with traditional. The blues and whites have a stereotypical Caribbean vibe that will ensure you feel like you’re on holiday from the moment you arrive.

Top amenities at La Galuna Bacalar include:

  • On-site restaurant & bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa & fitness center
  • Private access to water
  • Room service

Check availability to book your Bacalar getaway at La Galuna Bacalar.


Other Great Bacalar Hotels

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For even more options of places to stay in beautiful Bacalar, check out these popular hotels:

  • Casa Hormiga – catch some rays on the sun terrace or make use of the free bicycles to explore the surrounding area
  • Boca de Agua – a design-led hotel surrounded by lush jungle with two restaurants to choose from
  • Hotel Amainah Bacalar – five-star adults-only luxury with incredible lagoon views
  • MBH Maya Bacalar Hotel Boutique – free cancellation is available at this stunning property depending on booking terms
  • Hotel Aires – a clean and tranquil two-star hotel with bright rooms and friendly staff
  • Hotel Carolina – enjoy rustic rooms and an outdoor pool steps from the lagoon


How to Get to Bacalar

There are two main ways to get to Bacalar: by car or by plane. You can rent a car and drive from Cancun’s International Airport, from Tulum, or any other town on the Yucatan Peninsula. This drive will take between 3-4 hours. You can also fly directly to Chetumal and drive or get a taxi for the 45-minute trip. Another option would be to drive to Bacalar from Belize as the town sits right on the Mexican border.


Experience the Best of Bacalar

With these 10 incredible Bacalar hotels you’ll be ready to plan your ideal vacation. Whether you’re traveling with your family and looking for affordable hotel deals or would prefer an ultra-luxurious adults-only getaway, there’s the perfect hotel for you on Laguna Bacalar.

Find out all there is to know about Bacalar in our comprehensive traveler’s guide.