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Bacalar, Lagoon of 7 Colors


Bacalar is an idyllic town set on an enchanting inland lagoon, immersed in nature, with a presence of colonial history & pirates!

We embark upon a sailing boat to navigate our way across the mesmerizing waters of 7 different shades of blue. The contrasting tones make a fabulous location for exploring the waterways, the hidden history & exuberant nature of Bacalar. This place will make you feel happy & relaxed immediately, and by traveling by sail boat, the experience of being at peace is heightened, with a constant fresh breeze providing a wonderfully natural alternative to noisy motorboats.

Our tour takes you through the famous canal used by pirates to attack the Spanish fort still standing by the lake's edge and the island used by storks, herons and other waterbirds to nest throughout the year. We will seek out some quieter spots with beautiful water colors to relax & swim.

This is a beautiful introduction to Bacalar, long considered an idyllic getaway for residents of the Yucatán Península, which recently has begun to attract more interest because of the serenity. Take up the opportunity to visit while it remains wonderfully laid-back, and do so by sail boat, where you not only contribute to the conservation of this unique ecosystem but you will experience it in completely natural context, integrating yourself with the elements.


Lagoon of 7 colors


Swimming & sightseeing

Pirates channel

Bird watching

No motor, no noise, 100% ecofriendly


  • Transportation in air-conditioned Van

  • Mexico Kan Tours guide

  • All entrance fees

  • Water and snacks (fruit, seeds and granola bars)

  • Local lunch

"Bacalar is an idyllic town set on an enchanting inland lagoon, immersed in nature, with a presence of colonial history & pirates!"...

  • 7 - 8 a.m. pick up time

  • 10 - 11 a.m. Arrival and breakfast in Bacalar

  • Sailing on the lagoon

  • Lunch

  • Free time

  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Return to Tulum

  •  6:30 - 7:30 pm drop off


  • Those interested in beautiful landscapes, nature photography, sailing & water sports

  • Sailing requires participants to be in good physical condition to move about the vessel and to climb up the ladder after swimming. Participants should have a good level of upper body strength and no injuries or joint issues

  • Great for a family day out or simply to get away from the busier Riviera Maya for something more off the beaten track

  • Please note there is a travel time of 2.5 hours from Tulum to Bacalar

Bacalar sailing tour



We recommend that clients bring:


- Comfortable clothes and shoes (sport sandals ok)

- Bathing suit, sun glasses, towel

- Camera & binoculars

- Sun protection (bio degradable, but preferably clothes to aid with sun protection)

- Insect repellent (eco friendly)

- Water sandals

- Some cash


Please note that there are no ATM machines in the area, nor do any of the vendors accept credit cards.


The guides, drivers and waitress appreciate tips for their excellent service. Anyway it s also thanks to them that you will leave with many great memories!

Bacalar SPA


Pick Up Time :

Please be aware that we will communicate your pick up time via a personalized email and it will vary from the automatic pick up time sent by the booking platform as we have to calculate it manually depending on your hotel/airbnb location.

Drop Off Time :

Please be aware that drop off time vary depending on hotel/villas locations and the rythm of each group.


Cancellation policy :

Each tour should be booked by paying a deposit.

  • In case of cancellation more than 24 hrs before the pickup, we do not charge you any cost and will give you back your deposit.

  • In case of cancellation between 24 and 12 hrs before the pickup México Kan Tours will take your deposit in order to pay for the costs already made.

  • In case of cancellation less than 12 hrs before the pick up or in case of no show we will charge you 100% of the total amount of your tour.


Credit card payments have a fee up to 7% depending on Credit Cards. We recommend bringing cash. 
Our prices are in USD. Please be aware that we work with a monthly based exchange rate for Payments in Pesos or Euros.
When you book your tour, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details.




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