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.

Located 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 whether or not you're 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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

If you happen to like sunny days that grant a tranquil environment, then think about trying out Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access; it's hidden away in a less urban part of the region.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West Shore coast of Mexico. Fuerte de San Felipe is among the attractions in the area.

If you can't wait to see as many of the Yucatan Peninsula's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones 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 nearest section of Mexico to Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access is Bacalar. This part of the Yucatan Peninsula is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


How many other people you encounter at Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Beach-goers will find a decent assortment of rooming options to pick from in the area surrounding the beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the table that follows.

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


Though this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is Los Hechizos, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction
Los Hechizos (998) 884-1181 -- 0.2 mi. NW --

Other Beaches

There are other beaches in Mexico you might like besides Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Yucatan Peninsula, and Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access is just one of the many options.


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