Lago Bacalar (Lake of the Seven Colors), Yucatan Peninsula

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Take a refreshing dip in the pristine waters of Lago Bacalar (Lake of the Seven Colors). The long and narrow lake, which is approximately 42 km (26 mi) long and just under 2 km (1.2 mi) wide, is renowned for its water that changes color throughout the day. It has a white limestone floor and feeds from water that originates from underground rivers and cenotes. Head to the western shore of the lake to find the village of Bacalar, which was a city of the Maya civilization during Pre-Columbian times. Add Lago Bacalar (Lake of the Seven Colors) and other attractions to your Chichen Itza trip itinerary using our Chichen Itza holiday planner.
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  • This is a place with water color turquoise, like the Caribbean and so changed as his name it says. 7 colors lagoon. their different shades of blue, its natural landscape of ancient rock formations, and their history of fighting pirates and Spanish maya. bacalar make an ideal place for sailing, a place unique and spectacular bird watching and cayak and relaxation. Bacalar their corners and hiding places will you marvel.
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  • Serenity cristal waters, calm and relaxing For all family , white sand, totally different from others places, nature as part wiht the sun goes down to see with no extra charge  more »
  • The clarity and beauty of its waters make this visit amazing, worth carry vest and rent the boat tour, as well as snorkel to see the cenotes that are down. The water is refreshing and is accessible for all ages.
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