The Bacalar lagoon is also known as the Laguna de los Siete Colores. It is…
Visiting Xul Ha means getting to know the area where the famous Laguna de los Siete Colores ends in the Magical Town of Bacalar. It is a place of exotic natural environment where various recreational options are available. Best of all, it is an excursion that does not require an excessive financial outlay. Touring the most beautiful corners of Xul Ha or sailing on a sailboat in the Bacalar Lagoon are some of the most pleasant experiences that the Mexican Caribbean offers us.
You have to enjoy Xul Ha, Bacalar and the wild areas of Quintana Roo with total responsibility, respecting their ecological integrity, their environmental balance at all times. In this sense, one should not throw garbage or damage the biodiversity of wild places in Mexico and in any other part of the planet that are visited as an ecotourism plan.
The unforgettable experience of visiting Xul Ha on vacation
Xul Ha is a small town located south of the Laguna de los Siete Colores, in the surroundings of Bacalar. “Xul Ha” is a Mayan name that means “where the water ends”. We are facing an ideal Caribbean corner to bond deeply with nature and to enjoy ecotourism of the best quality.
Both national and foreign visitors like to spend the afternoon at Xul Ha, resting on the shores of the lagoon. Already being in this Quintana Roo population, it is time to choose one of the spas that are located on the shores of the lagoon. An excellent option within the reach of any pocket is the Ejidal Spa of Xul Ha.
The access fee is quite modest and guarantees us many pleasant moments in a clean, beautiful and peaceful natural environment. Visitors, in these Xul Ha spas, have the opportunity to rent palapas with tables and chairs to rest without limitations. Tourists who decide to bring their own fridge to these spas will only have to cover a very cheap corkage fee.
Tips to make the most of your visit to Xul Ha
One of the aspects that most surprises visitors in Xul Ha is that it includes an area of the Bacalar lagoon that stands out for its environmental tranquility. It is a detail that is not present in other parts of this Caribbean body of water, since in these places there is a more dynamic environment, especially for vacationers dedicated to nautical activities, such as sailing on a sailboat.
Instead, in the Xul Ha spas, a great peace is presented, which is perfect for those who simply want to temporarily put aside their daily problems and admire the beautiful landscapes of the Laguna de los Siete Colores from this area south of Bacalar.
You also have the opportunity to practice swimming in these recreational sites of Xul Ha, since the areas of the lagoon that lend themselves to swimming are delimited with buoys. Beyond them the depth of the water becomes progressively greater.
Recommendations to visit Xul Ha and Bacalar on vacation
If what you like is the scientific observation of biodiversity that is presented in the vacation spots you visit, or if your thing is the photography of natural spaces with great landscape potential, then Xul Ha will captivate you to a great extent. It is projected from the visitors’ perspective as an oasis of wild purity and beautiful landscapes that encourage us to return whenever we have the least opportunity.
Few experiences are as pleasant when vacationing in the Mexican Caribbean as taking a dip in the refreshing waters of the lagoon at Xul Ha. It is a delicious way to mitigate the intense Caribbean heat that prevails in that area of the country.
In the aforementioned Ejidal Spa of Xul Ha you will also find a small rustic-style restaurant where you can savor the best snacks of the Mayan world at a very reasonable price.
The ecotourism secret of Xul Ha in Bacalar, Quintana Roo
Another outstanding aspect when visiting Xul Ha on vacation has to do with the relative abundance of stromatolites that can still be seen in various areas of the Bacalar lagoon. These are living fossils, a marvel of prehistoric biology, which reveals the natural purity that characterizes the Laguna de los Siete Colores.
The stromatolites of the Bacalar Lagoon are especially valuable for the ecological balance of this body of water, due to the way in which they promote the generation of oxygen in the area. Stromatolites can only be found in a few places in the world and therefore it is necessary not to damage them when admired for tourism.
How to get to Xul Ha, a beautiful corner of Quintana Roo
There are two ways to get to the Xul Ha community: using a taxi from the city of Chetumal or from Bacalar and asking the car operator to leave us at the Xul Ha Spa; Or, arrive by car and to do so, simply follow the Chetumal-Cancún highway and follow the signs along the way to finally arrive at Xul Ha, a town that we recommend you visit during your next trip to the Mexican Caribbean.
How to get to the Magical Town of Bacalar
Xul Ha, an unmissable attraction in the Mexican Caribbean, is located in the surroundings of Bacalar. This last Magical Town is located about 40 kilometers from Chetumal, the capital of the state of Quintana Roo.
This implies a transfer by car of approximately sixty minutes. From the Cancun air terminal there are 333 kilometers of travel by car.
Therefore, for those who plan to vacation in these directions of the Mexican Caribbean, it is advisable to arrive by plane to the city of Chetumal and from this place board some transport that will take them in a short time to the Magical Town of Bacalar.