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.

Situated in the vicinity of Chetumal, north-northeast of Bacalar, Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access is on the North West Shore edge of Mexico. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access brings guests a quiet and serene environment, especially since the surrounding region isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North West Shore coast of Mexico. It is near Fuerte de San Felipe, which is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 region in Mexico to Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access is Bacalar. Bacalar is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

There is a good assortment of lodging options to pick from close to the beach. The most accessible of which are shown in the table below.

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 find any places to eat right on this location, so you might want to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Of course, Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access is just one of many beaches you might like in Mexico.

The Yucatan Peninsula offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and paying a visit to Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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