Bacalar Mexico: Rich in history and adventure.
I had always heard legends about the fabled Lake of Seven Colors, but I never thought I’d get to see it for myself. Up to the point when I suddenly found myself in a flight to Bacalar, Mexico.
I first saw the lake’s brilliant blue waters as the jet dropped, and I was enthralled at first sight. It was something I had never seen before. I had the impression that I was about to unearth a priceless artifact.
I was welcomed by the welcoming residents of Bacalar and the magnificent colonial-style buildings that dot the city upon my arrival. I soon discovered that Bacalar was more than simply an attractive face. The ancient ruins of Chunyaxche and Kinich Kakmó are evidence of the Mayans’ skill in architecture, and the city has a long history that dates back to the Mayan civilisation.
But, I was excited to explore the lake, so I started my kayaking trip. Deep blues and vibrant greens, as well as other hues in between, surrounded me as I paddled through the crystal-clear seas. I felt as though I had entered an other realm.
The lake was home to a wide variety of fish and other aquatic species, which I discovered as I investigated it. I was astounded by how much life there was in the river and couldn’t help but feel like I was traveling back in time.
Yet the water had one more thing to show me. I was taken back to the time of the Spanish conquest as I got closer to the Fort of San Felipe. A museum showcasing the history of Bacalar and the Yucatan Peninsula is currently housed in the ancient military stronghold.
I unwinded on the lakeshore in a hammock as the sun fell and the sky changed into a palette of oranges, pinks, and purples, admiring the gorgeous scenery. I came to see that Bacalar was more than just a picturesque location; it was also a historic and adventurous setting.
My trip to Bacalar, then, was more than just a vacation—it was an expedition through time. And I’ll never forget the secrets that were hidden in the enigmatic blue waters of the Lake of Seven Colors.
Fly to Cancun Mexico then take the ADO bus to Bacalar, Mexico.
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