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It is about 3 hours drive from Playa but it is totally worth it. Maybe worth spending the night there, but if you leave around 7 am, getting there at 10 is just fine. There are some good local restaurants too.
Bacalar is home to the "Lake of Seven Colours". Its magnificent. The fresh cenote water gives off intense shades of blue, hence the name. This is an all day excursion. Have a nice lunch in one of the many restaurants of the area, then hop on a pontoon boat for a cruise around the lake. Pack some…
Lake Bacalar is called the "Lake of the seven colors". On a sunny day it has 7 shades of turquoise. The town is very nice - old Spanish fort and museum to visit plus tours of the lake on boats. Cenote Azul is near by and fun to swim in.
Know as the lake of 7 colors, go on a sunny day and you'll quickly see why. Enjoy a lunch by the water or take a boat tour of the lagoon.
It's also called the Lake of Seven Colors, all shades of blue. It's about 2 hours away. The Cenote Azul is incredible beautiful too.