Last Updated on August 20, 2023 by Sammie

17+ Best Bacalar, Mexico Hotels and Airbnbs (Budget to Luxury)

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Bacalar, Mexico is a beautiful, cozy, quaint (I could go on…) town just 34 minutes north of Belize and about a 4 1/2 hour drive south of Cancun. If you’re a planning a trip to Bacalar you’ll have LOTS of options for hotels and Airbnbs. This list has been hand selected to give you the top rated Bacalar Mexico hotels and Airbnbs ranked from budget to luxury.

If you’re looking for raves and disco EDM parties (if those are even a thing…) Bacalar might be a little slow for your speed. HOWEVER, if what you are after is a relaxing vibe where you can reconnect with yourself or loved ones, surrounded by ridiculously beautiful scenery, then you’ve found your place. Packed with good restaurants, cafes, and enough water activities for the restless, Bacalar is a wonderful destination for a weekend or a week stay. 

I’m jealous you’re planning a trip here, feel free to invite me!



What are the best Bacalar Mexico hotels, in 2022?

One thing you are going to want to consider before choosing between a hotel or Airbnb in Bacalar is the type of trip you are after. Besides considering price, you may also want to consider what your day will look like.

If you plan to grab a coffee on your way to the lagoon and come home to make some chilaquiles at lunch, an Airbnb might be more your style. However, if you would like to come back to freshened-up sheets and a bar steps away from your room, maybe a hotel will be the way to go! Scroll down to get some help with the decision-making!


Budget Bacalar Mexico Hotels UNDER $50

*Prices are an approximation and may increase or decrease depending on the year and season.

1. Hotel Henry Inn 

Standing out from the crowd as the budget friendly option for a couples vacation. Hotel Henry offers free bikes (a great option to see the city), a pool, and is pet friendly! This hotel is highly rated for its location being within walking distance to water activities on the lagoon as well as being central to town. Take a dip in the on property pool inbetween taking in the sights of local graffiti art around town. 
hotel henry inn bacalar

“Great place and amazing value for the money!”


Bacalar Park: 10 min walk

Lagoon: 7 min walk

Phone number: +52 983 132 4735

Address: Av 7, Mario Villanueva Madrid, 77934 Bacalar, Q.R., Mexico

2. Casa CheJum Bacalar

This little gem offers everything you need for a simple weekend stay in Bacalar. The price will leave you with plenty of change for an extra margarita and the staff has been known for quick and exceptional service. There’s no need to fret if this is your first time to the town, this hotel can give you guidance and tips to make your stay one to remember. Casa CheJum offers guests luggage storage and free parking, as well as a currency exchange if you need it (though I would suggest sorting your bills BEFORE getting on the plane). And don’t miss out on going to the coffee house onsite!
casa chejum bacalar

“…this lovely hotel made our trip to Bakalar so much more wonderful and we would definitely stay here again.”


Bacalar Park: 7 min walk

Lagoon: 9 min walk

Phone number: +52 983 123 7042

Address: C. 22 y 11, entre 9, 77930 Bacalar, Q.R., Mexico

3. Hotel Ma’alob Che Bacalar by Rotamundos

A clean and roomy hotel that is a little off the touristed path. If you want something a bit more quiet and secluded that won’t break the bank, this is a great option. This Bacalar Mexico hotel is located just a 15 minute walk from the lagoon this hotel offers free wifi and 24 hour front desk to help with all your Bacalar questions. Lots of restaurants and cafes are within walking distance of this charming hotel all the while being out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the main tourist street. 

hotel ma'alob bacalar

“Extremely clean, quiet, great front desk personnel.”


Bacalar Park: 30 min walk

Lagoon: 15 min walk

Phone number: +52 983 101 6055

Address: calle 38 Manzana 6 Lote 12 entre av 19-A y Quintana Roo Calle 38 19 A 19, B, 77930 Bacalar, Q.R., Mexico

Midrange Bacalar Mexico Hotels UNDER $100

*Prices are an approximation and may increase or decrease depending on the year and season.

1. Hotel Sun Ha Bacalar

This beautiful 3 star hotel is an excellent choice for a trip to Bacalar. It is a mere 10 minute walk from city centre and only .5 km from Fort Sa Felipe. You can fuel up for your day with an INCLUDED American breakfast or go a la carte. Though not equipped with a pool, it does have a sun deck and terrace to entice its guests. And if you need to cool off from the Mexican sun, Laguna de Los 7 Colores is just a few minutes walk away!
hotel sun ha bacalar 2

Good location near to city centre and marinas. Friendly staff, no problem with earlier check-in. Clean room, delicious breakfast…”


City Centre: 7 min walk

Lagoon: 2 min walk

Phone number: +52 983 834 3206

Address: Av. 1 boulevard costero entre calle 12 y 14 mz.13 lt.11 colonia, Centro, 77930 Bacalar, Q.R., Mexico

2. Amigos Hotelito

Dream of waking up and watching a sunrise steps away from your bed? It’s possible at Amigos Hotelito. This cozy hotel offers just 5 well manicured rooms for couples, families, or individual travelers alike. Make use of the amazing location by taking twilight strolls along the lagoon or taking one of the FREE kayaks out for a spin. This Bacalar Mexico hotel is walking distance to lunch at one of the many international restaurants in the city centre. And if you are in need of a relaxing afternoon at the hotel, Amigos Hotelito equips each room with a balcony to enjoy with a hammock to take a nap on.

amigos hotelito

Great place, beautiful location, awesome staff – definitely recommend!”


City Centre: 20 min walk

Lagoon: 1 min walk

Phone number: +52 983 107 9234

Address: Costera Lote B-Mz 4, Magisterial, 77933 Bacalar, Q.R., Mexico

3. Agam Hotel

Check out this boutique hotel’s cool vibe by staying in one of their 17 rooms walking distance from city centre. Agam Hotel guests can enjoy the on property bar and outdoor pool while still maintaining wifi throughout the property. You don’t have to fret about transportation because this place offers a free hotel shuttle to get you relaxing stress free from baggage pickup. Guest’s praise the hotel’s lush greenery alongside it’s beautiful pool to help you escape reality. And when you need some human interaction it is only 5-10 minutes to find a bounty of good restaurants and bars. 

Agam Hotel Bacalar

This could easily be one of the best hotels in Bacalar with very stylish ambiance and professional service.” -Google reviews


City Centre: 10 min walk

Lagoon: 6 min walk

Phone number+52 983 127 7333

Address: Av. 5 entre 30 y 32, Centro, 77930 Bacalar, Q.R., Mexico

Luxury Bacalar Mexico Hotels OVER $100

*Prices are an approximation and may increase or decrease depending on the year and season.

1. Casa Chukum (Travelor’s Choice!)

Rest easy in one of the exclusive and individually styled rooms in this ECO-FRIENDLY boutique Bacalar Mexico hotel. This 3 star hotel offers guests a lavish green garden alongside a beautifully designed terrace. There is an outdoor pool that will take your mind off any and all stresses that you seek to escape in the paradise that is Bacalar. Guests praise the exceptional staff and love the onsite pet dogs and cats that mingle with the guests!

casa chukum bacalar

Solid, reliable place to stay — centrally located, comfortable beds, courteous staff, strong Wifi.”


City Centre: 7 min walk

Lagoon: 4 min walk

Phone number: +52 55 3250 3877

Address: Avenida 3, Esquina con 28, 77930 Bacalar, Q.R., Mexico

2. Zensus Eco Boutique Hotel

Zensus is an eco hotel that provides a beautiful terrace and sun deck for its guests to enjoy. The on premise restaurant offers wood fired pizzas and a lovely assortment of wines. This location is further from city centre but that isn’t by any means a downfall. Zenus is a Bacalar Mexico hotel quite close to the lagoon (though you may not realize it from being immersed in the trees!) and Beachclub Luxe. Guests are made to feel at home from the friendly staff and are encouraged to ask about the local amenities and sites to check out!

Zensus eco hotel bacalar

Welcoming and cosy bungalows right near the lagoon with a pool”


City Centre: 30 min walk

Lagoon: 12 min walk

Phone number+52 55 1189 2276

Address:  ENTRE HOTEL ALUXES, Costera 1 11, 77930 Bacalar, Q.R., Mexico

3. Habitas Bacalar

If you want tranquil luxury set in front of the 7 sparking hues of turquoise waters OR awaken in the midst of a mayan jungle, this is your oasis calling. Drawing inspiration from the energy of mother nature, you can rest and nourish mind, body, and soul in one of their A-frame tented rooms. Habitas Bacalar offers a wealth of activities that draw from the local Mayan culture. Their wellness programs utilize local ingredients including honey and endemic cocoa for spa treatments such as facials, massages, and body wraps. Check out their assortment of spa offerings on their website HERE.
Habitas Bacalar

One of the signature activities we’ll be offering is Janzu, which is a powerful water therapy that works to release fears and emotions as well as realigns energy.”


City Centre: 5.1 miles

Lagoon: On the lagoon

Phone number+52 983 980 1388

Address: Carretera Federal 307 Xul Ha, 77963 Bacalar, Q.R., Mexico

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Budget Airbnbs in Bacalar (Shared Room)

SHARED ROOM- Experience Bacalar in this shared dormatory in the heart of Bacalar. This hostel offers daily activities where you can meet others staying around town or hang out at the bar with a cocktail. This is a great option if traveling solo and wanting to meet others on your travels or simply save a few bucks to spend on some souvenirs. It is only 100 meters from the lagoon and if you’d rather bask in the sun close to home there is a pool to dip in as well. There is security at night and luggage storage in the daytime so you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands. 
airbnb option 1 bacalar

Probably the Most Fun Place You’ll Find in Bacalar where the Fun Happens Daily.”

Exact location provided after booking:

  • 100 meters from lagoon
  • 700 meters from ADO bus station
Getting there: Check in is at 3:00 PM and check out is at 11:00 AM

House Rules: No pets

SHARED ROOM- If you dream of disconnecting from the outside world while still experiencing a beautiful place to connect with fellow travelers, check out this jungle house. It is located a 5 minute drive from downtown Bacalar as well as the lagoon. Though they do not have private access to the lagoon, they have their ways to experience it and help you get the most out of your trip! This hostel is a sacred place to reconnect with yourself and find peace of mind.
jungle house in bacalar

This is not a luxury place but a hippie jungle managed by passionate people who are making a great job. I highly recommend for those who want to have a jungle experience stay instead of another boring hotel or apartment room.”

Exact location provided after booking:

  • 5 minutes drive from downtown Bacalar
  • 5 minutes drive from lagoon
  • Bringing your own vehicle is SUGGESTED
Getting there: Check in is at 3:00-7:00 PM and check out is at 12:00 PM

House Rules: No pets, not suitable for children and infants, no parties or events, smoking IS ALLOWED

SHARED ROOM- A beautiful sanctuary on right on the lagoon! With views like these, you’ll wonder how you aren’t paying more. This shared room offers guests a private pier with exceptional views to catch the sunrise and hammocks and day beds to soak up the sunshine. Here you can reconnect with nature, immersing yourself within the trees and lush greenery. And when you feel like emerging from your cute oasis you will be close enough to downtown Bacalar to grab a bite to eat, or stay home and have yourself a backyard BBQ! This newer property allows long term stays
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Exact location provided after booking:

  • Located right on the pier!
Getting there: Check in is at 3:00 PM and check out is at 11:00 PM

House Rules: No pets

Midrange Airbnbs in Bacalar (Private Room)

PRIVATE ROOM- This private room comes with everything you need to make your stay in Bacalar hassle free. Its top rated room has space enough for 2 people with a private bathroom and private entrance. You also will have access to the patio and garden just outside the room. The property is two blocks from the city center and just a few extra blocks from the lagoon. The host is a superhost and is fully committed to providing a great stay for her guests.
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“A few minutes to the main square, and just a few more to the lagoon. Very thoughtfully put together place, with sweet little touches everywhere you look. Easy to recommend!”
Exact location provided after booking:

  • 2 blocks from City Center
  • Beach access
Getting there: Check in is at 2:00 PM-10:00 PM and check out is at 11:00 PM

House Rules: No pets, no parties or events, smoking is allowed

SHARED ROOM- Why stay in a normal run of the mill room when you could stay in a decorated caravan!? This cute little space is just steps from the lagoon and sits in the garden. While staying here you will have full access to all of the house facilities including a well equipped kitchen, free kayaks, free bikes, and a laundry room. There are sun beds and hammocks to be used in the garden and Olga (the host) is more than ready to answer any questions you have about the property. 
Caravan bacalar

“This place is great if you are looking for something different, you get a trailer for yourself located in a beautiful garden with a dock on the lagoon.”

Exact location provided after booking:

  • Located right on the pier!
  • 2 KM from city center
Getting there: Check in is at 10:00 AM-8:00 PM and check out is at 1:00 PM

House Rules: No pets, no smoking, no parties or events

PRIVATE ROOM- This is more than just a private room. This lakefront property is a first floor nonsmoking room equipped with a small refrigerator, a hot plate, and most importantly a private bath and private entrance. The guests can relax on the patio or porch onsite or make use of the property’s kayaks and canoe. If you’re looking for some more adventure, there are more water activities that can be arranged nearby. Wake up to freshly brewed coffee every morning and don’t forget to give their friendly outdoor dog a love pat on the way out!
private room bacalar

We had such a great time in Bacalar and all the credit goes to these absolutely incredible hosts.”

Exact location provided after booking:

  • Located right on the lagoon!
  • 3 blocks from city center
Getting there: Check in is at 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and check out is at 11:00 AM

House Rules: No pets, no smoking, no parties or events, not suitable for children or infants

Luxury Airbnbs in Bacalar (Entire Place)

ENTIRE PLACE- No detail was spared with this open and ventilated house. All rooms were designed to face the garden enchanting you for morning yoga or meditation or a delicious afternoon cocktail. You can immerse yourself into the jungle sounds from the terrace or enjoy them from the outdoor kitchen. The house was built with material from the region so you can lose yourself in the culture and feel all that is Bacalar. Simply two blocks from the main square and four blocks from access to the lagoon, you can enjoy tranquility but still be close to the action. 
Prive guesthouse Bacalar
Gorgeous tropical oasis with modern conveniences. Lovely hosts. Beautiful town. Loved it.”
Exact location provided after booking:

  • 4 minute walk from City Center
  • 7 minute walk to lagoon access
Getting there: Check in is at 3:00 PM-10:00 PM and check out is at 11:00 AM

House Rules: No pets, no parties or events, smoking is not allowed

ENTIRE PLACE- This wonderful vacation home has everything you could ask for. Not only is it a 2 minute walk from public access to the lagoon but also encourages use of its large infinity pool. You can enjoy beautiful sunsets from the roof deck terrance and get some afternoon sun on the backyard terrace. You will have the option to cook in the covered kitchen but if cooking isn’t your thing, restaurants, cafés, and shops are within walking distance to the apartment. The hosts are quick to respond, so if you have any questions about the property, don’t hesitate to ask!
vacation home bacalar
Excellent place to rest, they make you feel at home, very clean, comfortable, safe, kindness at all times, excellent amenities, excellent atmosphere, excellent location and price. ”
Exact location provided after booking:

  • N/A – City Center
  • 2 minute walk to lagoon access
Getting there: Check in is at 3:00 PM and check out is at 11:00 AM

House Rules: Pets ARE ALLOWED, no parties or events, smoking is not allowed

ENTIRE PLACE-  Live lavishly in this main floor spacious property. You will have access to a private dock to the lagoon as well as a beautiful terrace looking out over their well kept garden. The amenities will keep you comfortable including a complete kitchen, memory foam mattress, and a flat screen TV with Netflix access (so make you have something to binge watch). There will be everything you can think of provided; beach towels, a double kayak, hammocks, and lounge chairs. And if you’re thinking of celebrating a special occasion, Adriana & Luis (the hosts) would be more than happy to help make arrangements!
private lagoon access bacalar
Great place! Super clean, neat, well maintained, spacious, and well-equipped. The views from the outdoor living room and hammocks make it worth every penny. ”
Exact location provided after booking:

  • 2 blocks from city center
  • Private lagoon access
  • This apartment is praised by guests for its location!
Getting there: Check in is at 3:00 PM and check out is at 12:00 PM

House Rules: no pets, no parties or events (just ask!), smoking is allowed

If you have any hotels or Airbnbs that you think should make the list that are missing, leave a comment below!!

Interested in a day trip after your stay in Bacalar Mexico? Check out my post on the COBA RUINS for an interesting alternative to Chichen Itza!

Coba ruins, Mexico