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Airbnb Bacalar: unique lakeside ecocabanas

Are you looking for the perfect Airbnb in Bacalar? So did we, as Airbnb has the most idyllic places to stay around the beautiful Lake Bacalar in Mexico. We stayed at beautiful cabanas on the water, but only after choosing between all the stunning options we found on Airbnb. Continue reading to learn more about the best places to stay in Bacalar via Airbnb.

Read more: we wrote an extensive blog about Bacalar, including what to do, the best places to eat and how to get there.

Lake Bacalar | Yucutan Mexico | The Orange Backpack
Lake Bacalar | Yucutan Mexico | The Orange Backpack

Off the grid eco cabanas in Bacalar with Airbnb

We stayed in this Airbnb at Bacalar. We booked a stunning off the grid ecocabana right on the lake. The huts are located in the far north of the lake, so about a 35-minute drive from the town of Bacalar.

The location on the lake was beautiful. Our sunrise photos in this blog were all taken there. There are canoes and kayaks to rent and paddle out to the mangrove forest or watch the sunrise from the water (150 pesos p.p. for use during your entire stay). Since there is no city light in this area, the starry sky is just beautiful.

Lake Bacalar | Yucutan Mexico | The Orange Backpack

A big disadvantage of this unique Airbnb location is the distance to the town of Bacalar. The high price of the (vegetarian) food in the small restaurant of the owner was a big high (180 pesos for breakfast, 200 for lunch and 250 for dinner), so we drove our rental car a few times to Pueblo Bacalar to have some food. But not just to grab a bite, also to enjoy and explore this charming town.

Tip: read about the best places to eat in Bacalar.

It’s also good to know that the waterfront cabanas are off the grid, so don’t expect anything fancy. Our cabin had a small bed with mosquito net and a basic bathroom with a cold water shower. We loved that back to basics vibe, but you might be looking for a bit more luxury and comfort.

Lake Bacalar | Yucutan Mexico | The Orange Backpack
Lake Bacalar | Yucutan Mexico | The Orange Backpack

Alternatives: 5 Most Beautiful Airbnb’s in Bacalar

#1 Lagoon Front Hut

Current prices and availability | 2 guests | Not right next to the lake, but on the lake? Lagoon Front Hut on the edge of the town has the most romantic huts on the water. Each with its own terrace with lake view! Children are not welcome here, it is adults only.

Lagoon Front Hut

#2 Hotel Ts’unu’um

Current prices and availability | 3 guests | This budget-friendly hotel in the heart of Bacalar has basic rooms and an attractive terrace. With only four suites, this cozy hotel is private and small-scale. The location is just perfect, close to all hotspots, the water and the central square.

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Tip: is this specific room no longer available? You can find the other hotel rooms here.

Ts'unu'um hotel Bacalar Airbnb

#3 Waterfront bungalow

Current prices and availability | 4 guests | This beautifully furnished Airbnb is located right near the water. The idyllic style, natural materials and view of the Bacalar Lake make this bungalow perfect. There are two queen-size beds, so you can book the bungalow for four guests.

Tip: is the bungalow no longer available? This host offers quite a few affordable places to stay in Bacalar via Airbnb.

Airbnb Bacalar Mexico
Airbnb Bacalar Mexico

#4 Cabaña Ecotucan

Current prices and availability | 4 guests | This idyllic Airbnb in Bacalar brings you to the tropics. The ecolodges have palm leaf roofs and are located right on the lake. Though the looks of these lodges might be all-natural, they have conveniences such as electricity, WiFi and private bathrooms with hot water showers. Cabaña Ecotucan is located about 5 kilometers from the town of Bacalar.

Cabaña Ecotucan
Cabaña Ecotucan

#5 Cabaña Luna at Amaca

Current prices and availability | 2 guests | Amaco is an ecolodge on the lake, surrounded by nature and equipped with solar panels. There are five cabañas at this small-scale resort. They share the green garden and jetty at the Laguna Bacalar. Kayaks and paddleboards are included in your stay. Amaca is about 10 minutes drive from the town of Bacalar.

Tip: this is the link to the other cabañas of ecoresort Amaca.

Amaca Airbnb Bacalar

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