11 days in Bacalar, Mahahual & Tulum Itinerary

11 days in Bacalar, Mahahual & Tulum Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Quintana Roo journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Cancun, Bus to Bacalar
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Bacalar
— 1 night
Drive
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Mahahual
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 6 nights
Fly

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Bacalar

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get some thrills out on the water with The GAIA Experience and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bacalar online vacation planner.

Austin, USA to Bacalar is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Austin in November, with highs in Bacalar at 88°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mahahual.

Things to do in Bacalar

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Mahahual

— 3 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Banco Chinchorro. There's much more to do: take advantage of the amenities at Maya Chan Beach, stop by Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry, find your balance on the water with UnderToe Mexico, and soothe aching muscles at Costa Maya Yoga.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mahahual trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bacalar to Mahahual takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in November, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Fun & Games

Tulum

— 6 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Chichen Itza (Las Monjas, Chichen Itza, &more) and Playa del Carmen (Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen & Xcaret). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Amore Latino Tulum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tulum trip planner.

Drive from Mahahual to Tulum in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mahahual in November, expect nights in Tulum to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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