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Where to stay in Bacalar – the 15 best hotels in Bacalar in 2022

Deciding where to stay in Bacalar can be tricky with all the amazing hotels available. Let me help you decide what’s the best hotel in Bacalar for your budget and needs.

If you are looking for the best hotel where to stay in Bacalar, you have landed in the right place.

As the pretty village of Bacalar is becoming more and more popular among tourists from all over the world, more hotels are opening and competing to offer the best service and the coolest atmosphere in harmony with Bacalar laidback lifestyle.

During my trip to Bacalar Lagoon, I visited almost all the available hotels at the time and here I am sharing my review with you. I hope it helps to choose the right place for your perfect vacation in Bacalar.

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Bacalar top Hotels

Coming from Tulum before entering the town of Bacalar you will find these beautiful eco-friendly properties in the very same order


Lovely and simple casitas immersed in the jungle. It really feels like being completely one with nature.

The hotel rates include breakfast and they organize different activities.

There is a restaurant on the lagoon within a walking distance if you don’t feel like driving to town.

Access to the beach is facilitated by a comfortable pier and relaxation is guaranteed in the huge garden by the water.

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Cabañas eco romanticas Kuuk Kaail

While I was driving there I wasn’t really happy about the road, nor did my car was appreciating the rough long pathway, although I was very impressed by the cute casitas facing the water.

They seemed spacious and comfortable with guaranteed privacy.

Kayaks are available for the guests’ use and a little restaurant close to the water for breakfast lunch and dinner.  

Really beautiful and romantic choice.

Probably the non-easy access is done on purpose to preserve privacy. I’d like to think that way.

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Rancho Encantado

Rancho Encantado is one of the oldest properties and most popular in Bacalar, with luxury cabañas spread around a thick forest, a restaurant by a long and comfortable pier from where you can safely jump in the fresh blue water.

I had delicious super spicy tacos in the Hotel Restaurant.

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Cabañas Kiin Yeetel Há

Such a cute lovely property in the middle of lush vegetation and overlooking the blue lagoon but not right on the water.

The managers are going out of their way to make their guests feel at home and make up the lack of direct access to the lagoon with their warm welcome and helpful suggestions.  

They have a deal with the guys at LOS RAPIDOS, which is actually one of my favorite places on the lagoon, so the guest can enjoy the freshwater without paying for access to their facilities.

The rooms are really cozy and welcoming.

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Casa Lamat

Eco-chic cabanas on the water just before arriving at Bacalar. I really loved the rustic concept of the wooden cabanas. It is very simple and inspires an authentic feeling. The hammock on the piers are so inviting! and a real relaxing option.

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Hostels in Bacalar DownTown and along the coast

The Yak Lake House (My favorite hostel in Bacalar) 

I was so impressed with this hostel that  I even decided to postpone my departure.  I felt so comfortable and at ease, and I was in the cheapest room category! The property looks brand new and very stylish, overlooking the lagoon which gifts you with amazing sunrises.

The dormitories are clean and very practical, every bed with its own plug and a deem light. The bathroom is spacious and fancy. The lockers are very big and comfortable. A plus was at the extremities of the bed there is a net where you can easily hang out your stuff if you need to do some little hand washing.

Breakfast is included and it is very rich with fresh fruit, which they continue to refurbish before the recipients get empty, bread that you can toast, and fresh marmalade.

You can also use the kitchen which, by the way, it is always kept immaculately clean. The staff is always very attentive and super nice and wifi is great.

The property is also at 2-minute walk from the main plaza, the restaurants, and the FORTE which you will want to visit. I couldn’t really find a fault. If you wish to have a private room you can always ask, if you are lucky to find one available.

Definitely, the best place to stay among the low-budget accommodations.

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Casa Caracol

This is one of my favorite among the little boutique hotels. Situate in a peaceful area of the lagoon almost by the end of the coastal road, the rooms are spacious with minimal but fancy decorations, almost all wooden. The ones on the first floor can have a peak in the lagoon.

You have access to the water through a beautiful garden and you can lay down on fancy beach chairs on a patio right on the transparent blue water. I find it one of the best properties in terms of quality/price.

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Blue Palm Bacalar

Blue Palm Bacalar
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Gorgeous property located 2 blocks from the water in the heart of Bacalar town. The guests love the beautiful decorations of the spacious rooms and the exceptional service.

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Luxury Cabañas

The name of this property says it all, although it is not right on the beach, this hotel has a lot of luxury, in the design and decorations and the well-kept garden.

The only thing that not everybody might like is that the bathroom area is all open, and I mean ALL open. T

hey have a deal with Club Vela, which is right in front ( see above) so you can use the facilities at no charge, although I would explore other beach clubs (Balneario).

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Casa Corazòn

This is a cute little property of 8 rooms. All are facing the lagoon although not all of them have a view. The bedrooms are minimal but cute and the pier on the lake is long and spacious with lots of hammocks where you can hang out and relax at the soothing view of the water.

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Hotel Laguna Bacalar

This is the oldest hotel in Bacalar and very popular for its stunning view from almost everywhere in the property, although I would chose room 6 from which you feel like you are suspended over the water.

Even if from the outside it looks quite tired, and I was expecting the rooms to be the same, I was pleasantly surprised to find very spacious rooms and fancily decorated. What adds to the overall value are the huge window-walls that allow you a full view of the 7 shades of the blue lagoon.

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Boutique hotels in town

Toto Blue

Simply beautiful and romantic. What gets my attention is the white and blue tiling on the floor, the elegant draping, and decorations in the rooms.

This beautiful hotel definitely makes up for the short distance from the water. A jewel. The rooftop is also a plus for your evening chill out and drinks.

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Hotel Aires

The reception graffiti will certainly impress you with a homey feeling and the rooms will make you want to stay. Very simply decorated but with class and style. At a walking distance to the water and the plaza.

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Hostal y suites Pata de Perro

I couldn’t see the rooms because they were all occupied when I went there, but I received great feedback from a trusted friend who stayed there.

The hostal has all private rooms some of them with shared other with an en suite bathroom. It’s located behind a very popular restaurant on the main plaza, with the same name.

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