On the edge of Lake Bacalar near the Belize border in southeastern Mexico, the town of Bacalar boasts stunning waters, captivating history and delicious food. Also known as the ‘Lake of Seven Colours’ due to its turquoise and blue currents, Lake Bacalar is the central point for many visitors who enjoy swimming in its calm, shallow coves and trying out the smorgasboard of watersports on offer. A unique heritage offers a wealth of historical sites to explore nearby, most notably the collection of Mayan archeological ruins at Kohunlich, Becan, Chicanna, Dzibanche and Chacchoben. Discover true pirate stories at the piracy museum, or marvel at the remarkable Fuerte de San Felipe 18th-century fort. Don’t miss the mouth-watering local dishes, especially the seafood, vegetarian and vegan dishes which are the area’s speciality.