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 edge of Mexico. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by.

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, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

If you enjoy coasts that grant an idyllic experience, then maybe head on over to Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access; it is found within a less urban sector of the region.

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's located near Fuerte de San Felipe, which is one of the favorite destinations in the area.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Fuerte de San Felipe Historical Site 2.8 S --
Oxtankah Maya Site Historical Site 12.0 SE --
Chetumal Lighthouse Lighthouse 16.1 SSE --
Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Historical Site 21.9 NNE --
Pyramid of Masks Historical Site 34.0 SW --

Cities and Towns

The closest area in Mexico to Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access is Bacalar. Bacalar is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though travelers will find few accommodations in the region, those options closest to the beach can be viewed in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Villas Ecotucan 2.0 mi. NE Villa complex
Cabañas Hostel & Camping 2.2 mi. S Lodge
Hotelito El Paraiso 3.1 mi. S Hotel
Hotel Laguna Bacalar 4.5 mi. SSW Hotel


Although this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are prepared to drive or bike a few miles. Los Hechizos is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurant options 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

Mexico has many beaches, so Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access is just one of your options.

Perhaps Rancho Encantado Lagoon Access is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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