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A tour through the Pueblo Mágico of Bacalar

Bacalar

The heartbeat of the Pueblo Mágico known as Bacalar lies directly in front of the San Felipe Fort, where the path toward the town square begins. You can still see old wooden houses with gable roofs and pastel-colored facades, protected by the modest Parroquia de San Juan (San Juan Parish), named after the town’s patron saint. Every year, Bacalar residents pay tribute to the patron saint of bakers and carpenters with a nine-day festival, during which his image makes its way around the lagoon.

Another fantastic feature of this town is that its streets are decorated with urban art organized by the non-governmental organization Una luz para mi país (One Light for my Country). National and international artists painted 100 murals in the downtown area so that travelers could learn about Bacalar's history and natural wealth from an artistic point of view. The so-called Ruta de los Murales (Mural Route) is able to be enjoyed either on foot or by bicycle.

Most tours of Bacalar include a visit to La Casa Internacional del Escritor (International Writers' House), which consists of five bungalows used for hosting writers, poets, and domestic and foreign artists interested in expanding their work into a variety of cultural disciplines. Here, you can participate in book clubs or writing workshops.

Bacalar is committed to taking care of its natural environment, which is why its town square is peaceful, without any nightclubs playing loud music. Instead, visitors will find small pizza joints, organic food restaurants, cafés where they can play a round of dominoes, and small bars in which to spend a relaxing evening. There are also artisanal craft stores featuring folk art from all over the world.
The heartbeat of the Pueblo Mágico known as Bacalar lies directly in front of the San Felipe Fort, where the path toward the town square begins. You can still see old wooden houses with gable roofs and pastel-colored facades, protected by the modest Parroquia de San Juan (San Juan Parish), named after the town’s patron saint. Every year, Bacalar residents pay tribute to the patron saint of bakers and carpenters with a nine-day festival, during which his image makes its way around the lagoon.

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Another fantastic feature of this town is that its streets are decorated with urban art organized by the non-governmental organization Una luz para mi país (One Light for my Country). National and international artists painted 100 murals in the downtown area so that travelers could learn about Bacalar's history and natural wealth from an artistic point of view. The so-called Ruta de los Murales (Mural Route) is able to be enjoyed either on foot or by bicycle.

Most tours of Bacalar include a visit to La Casa Internacional del Escritor (International Writers' House), which consists of five bungalows used for hosting writers, poets, and domestic and foreign artists interested in expanding their work into a variety of cultural disciplines. Here, you can participate in book clubs or writing workshops.

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