This Small Mexican Caribbean Town is Dubbed the ‘New Tulum’

In Play, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Stay by Christina Silvestri

There’s no doubt that Tulum is a must-visit destination, drawing travelers from around the globe with its stunning beaches, bohemian vibe and eco-conscious ethos. But as this once-sleepy town has exploded in popularity, travelers seeking a more relaxed alternative need not look far.

Just south of Tulum lies Bacalar, a small and charming town on the shores of the breathtaking Bacalar Lagoon that is poised to become the next big travel destination in the Mexican Caribbean.


Tulum’s rise to fame can be attributed to several factors. Its pristine white-sand beaches and picturesque Mayan ruins create a postcard-perfect setting that has captivated travelers seeking natural beauty and cultural richness. Additionally, Tulum’s emphasis on eco-friendly practices and sustainable tourism has resonated with environmentally conscious travelers looking to minimize their impact on the planet.

Despite these positive attractions, Tulum’s popularity has led to challenges like overcrowding and rising costs, prompting many travelers to seek out quieter alternatives. This is where Bacalar comes in. Nestled along the shores of the stunning Bacalar Lagoon, known for its seven shades of blue, Bacalar offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of Tulum.

One of the key reasons why Bacalar is set to explode in popularity this year is the opening of the Tren Maya (Maya Train), a major infrastructure project that will connect various cities and archaeological sites across the Yucatan Peninsula. This new transportation hub will make Bacalar more accessible than ever before, attracting travelers looking to explore this hidden gem.


READ MORE: Take a Peek at the New Maya Train Tulum Station

For travelers staying in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum, Bacalar is a convenient day trip. Located just a few hours’ drive away from these popular destinations, visitors can easily explore Bacalar’s colorful streets, relax on its pristine beaches and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the lagoon.

One of Bacalar’s highlights is the stunning Bacalar Lagoon. Often referred to as the “Lake of Seven Colors” due to its mesmerizing shades of blue, visitors can take a boat tour of the lagoon, snorkel in its crystalline waters or simply relax on its sandy shores.

With its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and easy accessibility, Bacalar is poised to become the next must-visit destination in the vibrant Mexican Caribbean.

READ MORE: Explore the All-New Bacalar Ecopark

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