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, Bacalar isn’t located on the Caribbean Sea but is actually 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 white sand for you to lay your towel down on, the color of Lake Bacalar’s water is as crystal clear as anything you’ve seen in the Caribbean.

There are 2 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 border.

All of the properties on the list come with air conditioning, free wifi, private bathrooms, and private parking.

Now that you have the logistics sorted out, it’s time for the fun part, deciding which of these best hotels you’ll stay at during your getaway to Bacalar, Mexico.

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 right 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
  • 1 Outdoor Swimming Pool

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

Hotel & Suites Oasis Bacalar

With a wide variety of rooms to choose from, you can book the perfect space for your vacation. Choose from a cozy studio apartment 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:

  • 1 Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Some Rooms Have Kitchens

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

Hotel Boutique Aurea

This boutique hotel is the perfect option for rest, relaxation, and tranquility. Located north of 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:

  • 1 On-Site Restaurant
  • Outdoor Fireplace
  • Kitchenette in Rooms
  • Kayaks & Paddleboards

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

Xoot KaAna Villa Amanecer

As one of the most highly-rated luxury hotels in Bacalar, you’re sure to enjoy your stay here. What sets this property apart is that instead of simply booking a hotel room, you’re booking an entire villa suitable for 8 people. This is the perfect place for a family vacation or a holiday with your friends.

Top Amenities at Xoot KaAna Villa Amanecer Include:

  • Pet-Friendly
  • 1 Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Bathtub
  • Private Water Access

Check availability to book your Bacalar getaway at Xoot KaAna Villa Amanecer.

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, that you’ll really enjoy visiting.

Top Amenities at Blue Palm Bacalar Include:

  • Adults-Only
  • 1 On-Site Restaurant
  • 1 Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Variety of Activities
  • 24-Hour Front Desk

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

Khaban Bacalar Hotel Boutique

This luxury hotel is in a great location for those that want to immerse themselves into 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:

  • 1 On-Site Restaurant
  • 1 Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Private Access to the Water
  • Spa
  • Mayan Culture Tours

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

Habitas Bacalar

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 Habitas Bacalar Include:

  • Adults-Only
  • 1 Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Scenic Bar
  • Private Access to the Water
  • Kayak Rentals

Check availability to book your Bacalar getaway at Habitas Bacalar.

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:

  • 1 Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Puzzle/Board Game Rentals
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Organized Group Tours

Check availability to book your Bacalar getaway at Casa Chukum.

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 preferrable, whereas if you’d like to have easy access to the center of town, your travel time will be much farther from her.

Top Amenities at Mia Bacalar Luxury Resort & Spa Include:

  • 1 On-Site Restaurant & Bar
  • 1 Swimming Pool
  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Private Access to Water
  • Room Service

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

La Galuna Bacalar

La Galuna Bacalar is a 4-star hotel in the 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:

  • 1 On-Site Restaurant & Bar
  • 1 Swimming Pool
  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Private Access to Water
  • Room Service

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

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