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Just 40 minutes from the Magical Town Bacalar you will find a small fish village that will enchant you for the warmth and gentleness of its people and for its peaceful beach: Mahahual.

The peaceful atmosphere of Mahahual is perfect for unplugging yourself from the world. In this place you won't find the hectic life of beaches like Playa del Carmen or Cancun, but all the opposite: its splendorous sea of turquoise can be enjoyed in a tranquil travel in kayak or maybe in a hammock while you enjoy the breeze.

If you want to explore the town, the best way to do it is by bike. Follow the road of the pier that has a 2 kilometer extension until you get the old lighthouse. The best time to go up is during the sunrise so you can take the best pictures and watch thousands of swallows in the horizon. You can take a rest in one of its many bars at the shores of the beach. You will find swings as seats or maybe you can enjoy sitting in the fine sand.

When night comes, a Bohemian atmosphere arises. You can enjoy a dinner in the candle light and under a starry sky since most restaurants are located outdoors. After eating and drinking you can stroll through the shore, where most of the hotels are located. By the way, all the hotels in here are eco friendly and use sunlight to generate electricity.

One of the main attractions of Mahahual is doing snorkel for diving in front of the Banco Chinchorro. You can dive in a ship's cemetery or in a garden of corals. Here you will also be able to see the famous “brains” which are gigantic spheres with channels that emulate sa human brain. Some can be as big as 5 meters in diameter.

You cannot leave without exploring Uchben-Kah, a small ghost town that used to be a great producer of chewing gum. This place is located in the north of the Bacalar lagoon. You can make a stop at the butterfly farm that is located at the 4th kilometer of the Cafetal-Mahahual highway.

How can you get to Mahahual? From the Chetumal airport there is a transfer car operated by ADO that will take you to this Magical Town, making a stop in Bacalar. From here to Mahahual is just two hours.

Just 40 minutes from the Magical Town Bacalar you will find a small fish village that will enchant you for the warmth and gentleness of its people and for its peaceful beach: Mahahual.

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The peaceful atmosphere of Mahahual is perfect for unplugging yourself from the world. In this place you won't find the hectic life of beaches like Playa del Carmen or Cancun, but all the opposite: its splendorous sea of turquoise can be enjoyed in a tranquil travel in kayak or maybe in a hammock while you enjoy the breeze.

If you want to explore the town, the best way to do it is by bike. Follow the road of the pier that has a 2 kilometer extension until you get the old lighthouse. The best time to go up is during the sunrise so you can take the best pictures and watch thousands of swallows in the horizon. You can take a rest in one of its many bars at the shores of the beach. You will find swings as seats or maybe you can enjoy sitting in the fine sand.

When night comes, a Bohemian atmosphere arises. You can enjoy a dinner in the candle light and under a starry sky since most restaurants are located outdoors. After eating and drinking you can stroll through the shore, where most of the hotels are located. By the way, all the hotels in here are eco friendly and use sunlight to generate electricity.

One of the main attractions of Mahahual is doing snorkel for diving in front of the Banco Chinchorro. You can dive in a ship's cemetery or in a garden of corals. Here you will also be able to see the famous “brains” which are gigantic spheres with channels that emulate sa human brain. Some can be as big as 5 meters in diameter.

You cannot leave without exploring Uchben-Kah, a small ghost town that used to be a great producer of chewing gum. This place is located in the north of the Bacalar lagoon. You can make a stop at the butterfly farm that is located at the 4th kilometer of the Cafetal-Mahahual highway.

How can you get to Mahahual? From the Chetumal airport there is a transfer car operated by ADO that will take you to this Magical Town, making a stop in Bacalar. From here to Mahahual is just two hours.

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