Things to do

Enjoy an Afternoon in Mahahual


Forty-four miles from Bacalar is the town of Mahahual, with its peaceful, friendly atmosphere. The village boasts an enormous dock sticking out into the ocean that receives more than 150 national and international cruise ships throughout the year. Its laid-back white sand beach invite you to try water sports, eat in picturesque restaurants, and stay in its rustic cottages, boutique hotels, and B&Bs. Check out the service providers to rent a jet ski, take a boat ride, snorkel, ride horses, or fish grouper, barracuda, red snapper, or snapper.

This is a good jumping off point for visiting Banco Chinchorro reef, Latin America’s largest atoll. Dozens of ships ran aground here, making it a fantastic spot to scuba dive.


From Cancun, take road 307 south, pass Carrillo Puerto, and before getting to the town of Pedro Santos, take the road on the left to Mahahual.

Water adventures




Mahahual, Q.R., México

See map