Laguna de los Siete Colores

Laguna de los Siete Colores

This lagoon, whose name translates to the Seven-Colored Lagoon, earned its moniker for the hues of its water, shading from turquoise to deep blue.


Bacalar is a Magical Town brimming with charm, natural wonders, and great beauty. Lying in the state of Quintana Roo, the scenery in this corner of the Mexican Caribbean makes it one of the most visited spots in the region. And, without a doubt, one of the most striking attractions of Bacalar is its Laguna de los Siete Colores—it is an astonishing location featuring multicolored water, creating a one-of-a-kind sight. Check it out!

Admire the Colors of Laguna de los Siete Colores

The “Lagoon of Seven Colors” is the name the spot was given for the colorful tones of its water. They vary from turquoise to deep blue, creating a true visual show. This natural wonder spreads over 31 miles and features a range of attractions and activities for visitors.

One of the lagoon’s unique characteristics is that it still has clusters of stromatolites, some of the largest in the world. Stromatolites are microorganisms that make up part of the most important fossil record of early microbiological life. They are the oldest evidence of life recorded on Earth. Their ability to produce oxygen makes them indispensable as they foster the growth of ecosystems. In Mexico, you can also find these organisms in Cuatrociénegas, Coahuila.

Attractions and Activities to Enjoy at the Lagoon

  • You can explore the length of the lagoon on a sailboat, lightweight catamaran, or kayak. If you are the adventurous type, we recommend kayaking. It is the best way to explore the lagoon’s nooks and crannies, and the most environmentally friendly option.
  • You can also swim and cool off in the translucent water, plus try your hand at aquatic activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving.
  • Head to one of the beach clubs on shore and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere.
  • Delve into the lagoon’s secrets. Because most of the lagoon’s water comes from deep within the earth through the various cenote pools inside it, it is the perfect spot to explore natural wonders. Some of the most well-known cenotes are: Cocalitos, Esmeralda, and Bruja.

Tips for Visiting the Lagoon

  • Remember that this is a natural area, and all visitors are responsible for protecting it. So, do not litter in the lagoon or in the surroundings. Likewise, protect and respect plants and wildlife. Remember that stromatolites inhabit the area, and it is one of the few places in the world where they still live.
  • Wear biodegradable sunscreen to protect the environment, and stay hydrated.

Water adventures






Laguna De Los Siete Colores, Bacalar, Quintana Roo, México

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