8 days in Mahahual, Bacalar & Puerto Morelos Itinerary

8 days in Mahahual, Bacalar & Puerto Morelos Itinerary

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Shuttle to Tijuana, Fly to Chetumal, Bus to Mahahual
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Mahahual
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bacalar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Morelos
— 2 nights
Fly

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Mahahual

A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Mahahual is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at Costa Maya Yoga, look for gifts at Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry, and go for a stroll along the water at Costa Maya Port.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Mahahual attractions planning app.

Los Angeles, USA to Mahahual is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Mahahual. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in Mahahual reach 91°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bacalar.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

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Bacalar

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Fuerte de San Felipe and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Num Ka'an Ranch and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bacalar holiday planning app.

Getting from Mahahual to Bacalar by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Morelos.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

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Puerto Morelos

Jewel of Mexican Caribbean

A small seaport at the tip of Yucatan Peninsula, pleasant Puerto Morelos offers a good alternative for visitors seeking a quieter beach vacation with plenty of tourist amenities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Parroquia Catolica de San Jose, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): look for gifts at Super Casa Martin, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then meet the residents at Croco Cun Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Morelos travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Bacalar to Puerto Morelos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Bacalar in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Puerto Morelos: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Morelos

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12: