Enjoy an amazing day on the lagoon of 7 colors! Only with SANTI TOURS you get 4 hours instead of 2!
kids 12 years up and adults 190 USD / 170
kids 0 to 3 years
45 USD / 40 EUR
kids 4 to 11 years
140 USD / 125 EUR
Day trip according to the
Personal care by Santi Tour
Pick up from your hotel or
Ride with a certified driver
in a comfortable, fully insured, and air-conditioned minivan
Tour guide in English
Cool drinks in the bus (soft
drinks, water, beer)
Big breakfast in the
restaurant in Bacalar
Guided tour to the fort and
museum of San Felipe with view over the bay and the pirates channel
About 4 hours guided boat
tour with swimming stops in crystal clear and shallow water
Bathing in different center
Exfoliating massage with mineral mud in the pirates channel
Swimming and fun in the pirates channel with music and drinks
Fresh made "Cuba libre" cocktails
Homemade brick oven pizza in the restaurant
All photos / videos of this tour are free of charge as a gift from us!
Free Wi-Fi on almost all tours in our minivans (whenever network is available on the routes)
Parking fees / tolls
Return to your hotel lobby or meeting point
all photos / videos of this tour are free of charge as a gift from us!
minimum participants: 8 personas
maximum participants: 16 Personen
duration: approximately 16 horas
age recommendation: 0 to 80 years
information about country and people
Mexican food & cocktails
swimming & relaxing
We drive from Playa del Carmen south to Bacalar, the Lagoon of the 7 colors. You can still sleep a while on the bus until we
arrive. The town of Bacalar was founded by the Mayans in 415 A.C. I's original name was "Bakhalal" and it was the first town taken by the Conquistadores in 1543. The Spanish called
the city "Salamanca de Bacalar". When arriving in Bacalar we enjoy a big breakfast with fresh fruit, coffee and juice with a fantastic view over the market place
Thereafter we explore the history of pirate fort San Felipe. Experience the history of the pirates on a guided tour through the
ancient walls and the small museum. The Mexican people built it in 1723 to protect themselves from pirates who raided the place several times, kidnapping the Mayan women, and bringing them to
Isla Mujeres. The panoramic view over the cannon guns on the opposite channel of the pirates is uniquely beautiful and brings up memories of old films. There, you can look down onto
the freshwater lake, which is 55 km long and 2 km wide. The water is, in some places, only 20 cm deep and the ground has a fantastic, fine, sandy, and white texture. This shimmers
in 7 different shades of turquoise. It is a paradise on earth, like the shore of the Maldives, with it’s many thatched rood huts
Afterwards, we will go to the shore of the lagoon and enjoy the beauty of the Lagoon of the 7 colors and their different cenotes on a 4-hour
relaxed pontoon (flat boat) boat trip with various bathing stops in the turquoise waters. You will quickly arrive into another world, just let your mind wander. We will drive past
beautiful villas to the bird island, where we can even experience Storks with luck. There are many Frigate birds, Herons, Spoonbills, and Cormorants in the wild. A breathtaking,
beautiful, spectacle of colors
Continue through the lagoon until you reach a narrow channel that flows into the Caribbean Sea, the "Canal de los Piratas" (Pirate
Channel). We will drop the anchor and stay in the knee-deep, dreamy clear, turquoise-colored, fresh water for bathing, relaxing, and having fun. Rubbing each other with healing mud
is extremely fun and the mood is always exuberant. Afterwards we wash everything off in the turquoise clear water (the brave ones can jump from a platform into the water). Together
we will enjoy the time aboard the boats or in the water, take unforgettable photos, have drinks with music, and good moods. Let´s dance!
After hearing and learning about many exciting pirate stories and having fun bathing experiences in the lakes and cenotes, we will then enjoy
fresh stone oven pizza at the restaurant. On the way home to Playa del Carmen, let us treat ourselves to one or more drinks on the bus.
Pirates of the Caribbean? Or a feeling like Maldives? Or both? 7 different tones of turquoise and cristal clear freshwater invite us to
swim and relax - enjoy the magic of the lagoon with us!
Together we walk around the center of Bacalar and experience the history of the little town. We give lots of info about what happened here back
in the days and we take some photos in front of the BACALAR sign. Thereafter we walk into the fort of San Felipe and get the first breathtaking view over the lagoon - also called Maldives of
Mexico. Inside we learn about the history of the fort, it's inhabitants and their fights with the pirates back in
Our exclusive restaurant only welcomes daily guest and our group. We have our own table with a nice view and stunning food and drinks
On this tour we invest even more in food and drinks. In our restaurant in the morning we enjoy different, typical Mexican
breakfast plates with fresh fruit, coffee, marmalade, sometimes waffles and fresh juices. On our boat you will enjoy fresh mixed Bacardi cocktails and we also have our cool box full with
beer, soft drinks and water. In the evening we will get maybe the best handmade pizza of the region with typical Mexican drinks. Salud!
In the turquoise water or also on the boat - we do our little photo shootings with you and you can take home all your memories!
Personal expenses (e.g. for souvenirs, restroom, etc.) Please have small change in MXN or USD
Coffee or tea at the coffee stop
More or different drinks in the restaurant
Tips in general (tour guide, driver, waitress, etc.)
photo packages cost lots of money in Mexico - you can spend easyle 100 to 200 USD and what you get are around 20 pictures of the whole
with SANTI TOURS you will get a big picture (and sometimes also video) package with sometimes 100 to 600 photos - depending in the tour and our
guest. In the tours Holbox EXCLUSIVE and BACALAR EXCLUSIVE we implement little photoshootings with you
Please note, we are no professional photographers and we do our best to get beautiful pictures. Normally tour guides never take photos
We normally take our photos with cellphones, as we are not allowed to uses cameras in lots of places like temples and ruins. As tour guides it
is officially forbidden to take pictures
attention: please do also take your own pictures and do not rely on us with all pictures - you will have you own ideas of photos and it also can
be a damage on a cellphone or pictures. Please never forget, our photo package is additional and free - a gift from SANTI TOURS to you
some days after tour we upload all our material with a link in our WhatsApp group. You got time to download all photos and videos, also at home.
The link and the group will be deleted after 4 weeks. Later it's not possible to get back any photos
The payment of our tours can be done in CASH the day of the tour. We accept US
Dollars, Mexican Pesos, or Euro (at the current daily exchange rate). It is not possible to pay with credit card or bank transfer
We ask for your understanding, just for the fairness of the other guests, we cannot
drive to any banks or ATMs to exchange or withdraw money
Pick up at the lobbies of all hotels in Playa del Carmen to the
center of Tulum (not hotel zone Tulum). Please, let us know before booking about the location or name of your
Hotels in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, and before Playa del Carmen: Pick-up at the
meeting point Colectivo terminal in Playa del Carmen.
The transfer to Playa del Carmen or the meeting point must be made by a
taxi,as the pick-up is before the start of the Colectivo times
The driving time to Bacalar is about 3.5 hours from the center of Playa del Carmen (depending on traffic and without pick-ups). You
can still sleep on the bus until we arrive relaxed for a big breakfast in the morning. The tour is not expected to end before 8 pm to 9 pm. Please note this with your tour
No waves or swells as this is a lagoon, also suitable for people with seasickness!
We kindly ask you to protect our reefs, cenotes
and animals by avoiding sunscreen. They have a big impact of the damage of nature, even if it's biodegradable. Please use special Lycra shirts with UV protection
our tour is also suitable for children. Please bring swimming aids!
Life jackets are mandatory on boats in Mexico
This tour is a full day tour! It begins around 5 am, and the return to Playa del Carmen is around 8 pm to 9 pm (depending on traffic, weather, events,
etc.). However, we can not guarantee this