Together with Bacalar Sailing we discovered the beautiful lake of Bacalar. We were able to join a sailing trip on this special lake. Also called the lake of the seven colors blue. Due to the depth differences, the lake also has a lot of color differences. With a sailboat you really go from dark blue, to very light blue and then above a cenote to almost black blue. Very special!
During the sailing trip together with Jaime the captain and his girlfriend Sieglinde we went to three different places on the lake. The first stop was at the Pirate Channel. This is a narrow channel that connects with another lake and eventually with the sea. In the past the pirates came here to attack the town of Bacalar, that is the reason why it is called the Pirate Channel. The water here is so clear and blue, very beautiful. A wonderful place to swim or relax in the pleasant water. It really seems like you’re on the Maldives.
The next stop is the Black Cenote. This is a 90 meter deep cenote at the edge of the lake. When you sail there you suddenly see the color difference. From light blue to almost black. With the sailboat we sailed over the edge of the cenote, here you suddenly see a kind of ‘wall’ going straight down below you. They anchored the sailboat and we were able to enter the water for snorkeling. You can swim along the edge of the cenote and look into a deep hole. After the snorkeling fresh fruit and water was waiting for us on the boat, this was great!
Finally we went along the Bird islands, these are small islands in the lake located in the clear blue water. It looks like you’re at sea, but you’re just sailing at a lake. So wonderful to swim in the fresh sweet water. On the Bird Islands, storks lay their eggs in the breeding season. That is why the islands are protected and you can only look at them from a distance. To see all the spot we spent 4 hours on the lake, including swimming, chilling and snorkeling. Really recommended if you ever go here;).
Check out the above drone images to get a better idea of our sailing adventure with Bacalar Sailing!