While it can be tempting to simply sit back and relax while holidaying in Bacalar, keep in mind that the surrounding region's numerous scenic wonders lie just beyond your doorstep. Two places within a relatively short distance of Bacalar are Kohunlich, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northeast, and Xpu-Ha, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the south.
One of the most popular ways to get a true feel for a place and its people is by learning about its history. While in Quintana Roo, take the time to visit the area's historic archeological sites. Quintana Roo is home to some wonderful shrines, guaranteed to delight both atheists and believers.
For those who like to pick up knowledge as well as souvenirs while on vacation, Bacalar has plenty of specialized activities, including guided nature walks and city walking tours. Picnicking and wildlife watching are just some of the many low stress activities in the Quintana Roo area.
Charm the people who live in Quintana Roo, by getting familiar with the Spanish language. "¿Querría bailar conmigo?" is Spanish for "Would you like to dance with me?" "This gentleman will pay for everything" is also useful, so practice saying "Este caballero pagará por todo"
At the end of your time in Bacalar, say goodbye the way Mexican's do, with a hearty "Adiós."