Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access

The Bacalar Lagoon access at Rancho Encantado is a popular spot for guests of the eco-hotel and of those who happen to be in the area. Definitely more of a natural beach, this spot is best for those looking to explore the area.

Positioned in the vicinity of Chetumal, north-northeast of Bacalar, Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access is on the North West Shore coast of Mexico. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is found north of Bacalar along Route 307, on the premises of the Rancho Encantado Ecolodge.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unlike other parts of the lagoon, there is sand at this access, however, still not enough to spread out. More often than not, you will find that the lagoon covers most of the sand. Still, people do not come to this beach for the sand, but rather for the crystal clear water that the lagoon is known for. This clarity, mixed with the expanse of shallow depth, makes it a great place to explore on kayak, with a snorkel, or even on foot.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West Shore coast of Mexico; the area hosts attractions such as Fuerte de San Felipe, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Fuerte de San Felipe Historical Site 2.8 S --
General Angel Remigio Rosado Park 2.8 S --
BioMaya Ziplining Zip Line Site 10.7 SE --
Oxtankah Maya Site Historical Site 12.0 SE --
Payo Obispo Zoo Zoo 14.4 SSE --

Cities and Towns

The closest area of Mexico to Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access is Bacalar. This region in the Yucatan Peninsula is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a good amount of hotel rooms a car ride away. A few of the more convenient possibilities are seen in the following list.

Accommodations near Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cabañas Hostel & Camping 2.2 mi. S Lodge
Hotel America 2.4 mi. S Hotel
Casa Aq'ab'al -- -- B & B
Hotelito El Paraiso 3.1 mi. S Hotel
Hotel Hacienda Bacalar 3.2 mi. SSW Hotel
Hotel Laguna Bacalar 4.5 mi. SSW Hotel


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the vicinity of this beach, so you may choose to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access isn't the only beach worth visitng in Mexico.

The Yucatan Peninsula has plenty to offer its visitors, and Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access is just one of the many options.


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