Bacalar, Quintana Roo (MiCancún.mx).- Bacalar is one of 11 municipalities in the state of Quintana Roo, besides being considered one of the most beautiful Magical Towns that the country for its pictures, architecture, its warm people and of course , its great natural beauty, among which seven colore lagoon or the Blue Cenote.
Bacalar, which in Mayan pronounced Bakhalal and means, ‘Near or surrounded by reeds’, is located south of the state, about 40 km north of the capital, Chetumal and from the main tourist activities swimming is diving and snorkel.
Clear water lagoon don an extension of 50 kilometers interact seamlessly with the sunlight and depth, which makes can see seven shades of blue, including a spectacular turquoise.
During his visit not to be missed going to the fort of San Felipe, located next to the lagoon, and it was designed by the Italian Juan Podio, and built with volcanic, marine and limestones; It has 11 guns, although once had 34, placed in places like Baluarte Baluarte San Jose and Santa Ana.
The museum was founded in 1965, but definitely opens in 1983 as Site Museum; currently he is in charge of the Directorate of Museums of the Institute for Culture and Arts of Quintana Roo (IQC). It is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 19:00.
Bacalar and south of the state has a great Yucatecan and Belizean cuisine. Of the latter emphasizes the dish “rice and beans”, which has the distinction of being cooked with coconut oil. xpelón tamales (a variety of beans) and sotobichay (Queen arm) which is a tamale with Chaya are also produced.
Also, the pout and get used chocolomo. ; In the days of “All Saints” the “mucbil chickens” tamales in the region that are baked, and there are dishes made with seafood such as bread dogfish and tikinxic and preparations are prepared snail Also grouper, shrimp, red snapper and lobster are a small sample of seafood delicacies which are prepared in many different ways in this paradise.
Bacalar was founded in 435 A.D. as the Maya people of Siyan Ka’an Bakhalal. After the fierce war of conquest in the Yucatan Peninsula, along the Viceroyalty, always lived under the threat of the English pirates, who came to raze in 1652. Later, he was one of the main stages of the Caste War: in 1848 it fell into the hands of the rebels Maya; in 1858 the Maya cruzoob conquer him again, and this time killed all its inhabitants. The rebels remained in their possession until 1901, when the federal government forces occupied it definitely.
Throughout the twentieth century grew in size and population, Bacalar still has a very pleasant atmosphere, which is the perfect complement to the kaleidoscopic presence of the large adjacent lagoon.