Located in the south of Quintana Roo, Bacalar is a paradise destination that’s becoming a traveler’s favorite for so many reasons. With a walkable town center, relatively affordable boutique hotels and hostels, amazing tours, and great food and drink, no matter your budget, it’s hard not to like it here.
Plus, there’s the incomparable scenery of the lagoon that’s such a unique natural wonder to this region. You can’t find big hotel names here, as Bacalar is filled with boutique hotel and hostel options where you can get great views and amazing hospitality.
But above all, it has that laid-back feeling where you can really recluse for a couple of days. And did we mention the amazing food?
If you’re looking to take a trip to Bacalar and thinking you’re in the mood to splurge on your vacation, here are three of the highest-rated boutique hotels in Bacalar so far in 2023. In this list, we’ve added the important things that travelers like yourself are saying about these properties and why people just can’t get enough.
Hotel Carolina Bacalar
Travelers are raving about this little piece of paradise that is Hotel Carolina in Bacalar. The property is right by the lagoon, which means that you’ll get some of the best views in town. Catch the sunrise over your morning coffee and enjoy an ice-cold margarita for sundown while taking in that Caribbean breeze.
Hotel guests have reported that the tiny dock by the lagoon means that you can easily enjoy swimming and kayaking just a few steps from your hotel room. Plus, you’ll get free access to kayaks and paddle boards to enjoy the calm lagoon without a motorboat!
Travelers also love that this Bacalar boutique hotel is peaceful, comfortable, and offers amazing service at a good value. You’ll feel right at home, get a delicious complimentary breakfast, and take in the views of the lake without having to leave the hotel property. What more could you want on a vacation?
Hotel Rancho Encantado
Beach bungalows with a side of lagoon views is what’s being served up at the Hotel Rancho Encantado, one of the highest-reviewed boutique hotels in Bacalar.
Guests have reported that the rooms here are clean and spacious. You can enjoy lots of natural light, plus you’ll get exclusive access to the lake from just outside of your room. One traveler who stayed at the hotel wrote that “The room is very private with a private entrance into the lake so you can watch the sunrise, lounge on the deck, or take a dip without seeing another person.”
There’s also a restaurant on-site, as well as a nice pool and jacuzzi for guests to enjoy. Hotel guests are also free to use kayaks and paddle boards to explore the lagoon, which is a perfect little day trip if you want to take a break from lounging the day away.
Another of the highest-reviewed boutique hotels is Habitas Bacalar, a bungalow-style hotel right on the lagoon. You won’t be roughing it here, as the rooms are pretty chic, and they feature amazing lake views that will set the scene for that reclusive getaway that drew you to Bacalar in the first place.
This hotel is well designed, as it’s architecturally in sync with the lagoon. It’s located outside of town (about 5 miles from the town center), so come here if you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the center of Bacalar. Guests raved about the yoga sessions like SUP yoga and aerial yoga, the amazing staff, the hotel decor, and the experiences. One traveler even noted that Habitas is a “Great place integrated to nature. Rustic chic at its best.” There’s no free breakfast, but there’s a restaurant on-site serving up some of your favorite Mexican dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
What Do You Think Of These Bacalar Boutique Hotels?
From epic views to amazing amenities and opportunities for relaxation, these boutique hotels give travelers the ultimate recluse in southern Quintana Roo. Which one do you think best fits your travel style? If you’re looking for more tips on traveling to this Mexican pueblo magico, here’s a list of the top things to do in Bacalar.
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