Happy blues in Bacalar Mexico

It is easy to love Bacalar. A quiet, lovely place beside a huge lagoon with the most gorgeous, clear water in all shades of blue.

La Laguna Bacalar

I had been so confused about how to get from Belize City to Bacalar: It would take 2 different boats, but the weather had been unstable and I didn’t feel up to that type of adventure. Someone on a webpage had written how difficult it was with the bus, but I discovered that it wasn’t difficult at all. I went to the bus terminal and got a voucher (a paid reservation with a seat chosen as well) which I then turned in the next day and got my ticket. Got on the bus and even the border crossing was fine (although it is 3 different buildings and I have way too much luggage to drag around).

Arriving in Bacalar much earlier than I had thought I get a taxi to my hotel which is only a few blocks away and costs all of 7 pesos (2,50 kr. or 35 cents).

My room is simple but ample and when I walk the short way into town and get a look at the Lagoon I am in awe. I eat at a wonderful vegetarian restaurant with a great view of the water.

View from the restaurant Mango y Chile

The next day I’m in the water and it feels DIVINE!

I decide to stay for 5 nights and so enjoy relaxing after days of traveling and long hours on busses. This morning I had breakfast at El Manatí; a wonderful gallery & restaurant with a lush garden and a quitarist played nice music.

I Love Bacalar!