Huay Pix, “Sorcerer’s Cape” in Chetumal
Have you heard about this mystical town in the south of Quintana Roo state? We’ll let you in on all its secrets.
Huay Pix is a Maya name meaning the sorcerer’s cape, and it lends a certain mysticism to a welcoming town in southern Quintana Roo.
It is a small town, founded in 1962 beside Laguna Milagros. This lagoon is part of a system of lagoons including Xul-Ha, Estero de Chac, Bacalar, and Río Hondo. Huay Pix also means kayaking, boat rides, and biking. Explore scenery framed by blue water, rainforest, and mangrove trees which will seduce you with their natural beauty.
Also, if your favorite colors include orange and purple, don’t miss the photo safaris, and capture the sunsets.
Huay Pix’s characteristics make it the perfect destination for trying aquatic activities and other sports. And while the surroundings are great for being very active, there are also spaces where you can find peace and quiet from sunup to sundown. You can camp beside the lagoon and be near a range of restaurants where you can enjoy regional dishes and ones from around Mexico.
- Kayak in Laguna Milagros. You can connect to Chaac estuary and on to Bacalar and Río Hondo to follow the route taken by pirates looking for treasures in Bacalar.
- Swim in the shallow water around the little islands across from the restaurant zone.
- Observe wildlife, including endemic birds, iguanas, and more. You can see creatures running from one place to another, hiding among the lush branches and trees.
- Ride around the rainforest area on a mountain bike and feel how the downhill slopes will challenge you before stopping.
How to Get There
It is 8.7 miles from Chetumal on the federal road running from Chetumal-Bacalar, on kilometer 186. There are also buses from the busline ADO that run from the bus station. Public transportation also leaves from Primo de Verdad avenue at the corner with Miguel Hidalgo street. Taking a taxi from anywhere in Chetumal is also a good option.