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Pirates' Channel

Bacalar

This is most travelers' favorite spot, as it is where the Bacalar Lagoon turns into the Hondo River. Furthermore, it's considered to be the natural border between Mexico and Belize. The most popular way to get there is by kayak or by taking the boat included in this excursion. You will be amazed by the water level: in some places, it will barely be enough to cover your feet.

The Pirates' Channel is the only place where these shades of blue can be found, in addition to mineral-rich sand that travelers often rub on their bodies. Additionally, there is a giant cement boat in the entrance to the channel, which was built for the purpose of serving as a restaurant. Fortunately, the project was never authorized, as it posed a risk to the area’s ecology. It is now used as a makeshift set in which to take amazing selfies.

If you've become familiarized with kayaking, allow yourself the opportunity to visit the Bacalar Rapids: natural thermal springs located in the channel that divides the Xul-Há Lagoon and the Bacalar Lagoon, where the water flows at different speeds depending on the time of year. However, the speed of the water is usually moderate, which makes it easy to navigate by kayak or even to float your way down. Yes, aided by a life jacket, you can float on the water, suspending your feet in order to allow the current to steer you. Be sure to stay alert in order to avoid crashing into other visitors.

Tip: it's unnecessary to get to the Bacalar Rapids by car or public transit, or to pay for an excursion. It's much better to rent a bicycle in the downtown area and to cycle for around 8 miles, until you arrive at the thermal springs. It's the best way to marvel at the jungle, as well as to get a bit of exercise in.
This is most travelers' favorite spot, as it is where the Bacalar Lagoon turns into the Hondo River. Furthermore, it's considered to be the natural border between Mexico and Belize. The most popular way to get there is by kayak or by taking the boat included in this excursion. You will be amazed by the water level: in some places, it will barely be enough to cover your feet.

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The Pirates' Channel is the only place where these shades of blue can be found, in addition to mineral-rich sand that travelers often rub on their bodies. Additionally, there is a giant cement boat in the entrance to the channel, which was built for the purpose of serving as a restaurant. Fortunately, the project was never authorized, as it posed a risk to the area’s ecology. It is now used as a makeshift set in which to take amazing selfies.

If you've become familiarized with kayaking, allow yourself the opportunity to visit the Bacalar Rapids: natural thermal springs located in the channel that divides the Xul-Há Lagoon and the Bacalar Lagoon, where the water flows at different speeds depending on the time of year. However, the speed of the water is usually moderate, which makes it easy to navigate by kayak or even to float your way down. Yes, aided by a life jacket, you can float on the water, suspending your feet in order to allow the current to steer you. Be sure to stay alert in order to avoid crashing into other visitors.

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