Puerta del Cielo Hotel Origen

The Pirates Channel

During the colonial period, the Pirates' Channel became the scene of numerous clashes with pirates and privateers, hence its name!

In fact, among them were famous figures such as Henry Morgan and Francis Drake.

Today, it is a must-visit place in Bacalar and one of the favorite attractions for travelers, as you can admire the multiple shades of blue and green, swim, and naturally exfoliate your skin in its sulfur-rich sands.

How to get to the Pirates' Channel:

By kayak or paddleboard, rented at a lagoon hotel (no need to be a guest of the hotel).

Swimming if you're in good shape.

By boat (2h 30min or 3h) or sailboat (longer), it's the most common way to get there!

Access to the channel is public and free.