10 days in Bacalar, Mahahual & Cancun Itinerary

10 days in Bacalar, Mahahual & Cancun Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Quintana Roo travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Chetumal International Airport, Drive to Bacalar
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Bacalar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mahahual
Fly
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Cancun
— 5 nights
Fly

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Bacalar

— 3 nights
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Blanco Municipality) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40km north of Chetumal, at 18° 40' 37" N, 88° 23' 43" W. In the 2010 census the city had a population of 11,084 people. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Bacalar and then explore the activities along Cenote Cocalitos. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fuerte San Felipe Bacalar and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bacalar trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Bacalar is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Bacalar is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Bacalar to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Mahahual.

Things to do in Bacalar

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Museums

Mahahual

A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mahahual online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bacalar to Mahahual in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Mahahual, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Cancun

— 5 nights
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Explore Cancun's surroundings by going to Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Skydiving, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mahahual to Cancun takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mahahual in October, plan for little chillier days in Cancun, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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