Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan - Costa Maya & Southern Caribbean Coast (PDF Chapter)
This is the Costa Maya & Southern Caribbean Coast chapter from Lonely Planet’s Cancun, Cozumal & the Yucatan guidebook.
For a quiet escape, the Southern Caribbean Coast is still the best place to be. You’ll find many surprises, such as mesmerizing Laguna Bacalar, aka the ‘lake of seven colors.’ Tranquil fishing towns offer great beach-bumming, bird-watching and diving opportunities.
- dive at Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral atoll in the western hemisphere and a fascinating ship graveyard
- take a refreshing dip in the 90m-deep Cenote Azul, then bask on Laguna Bacalar, one of the most beautiful lakes that you’ll ever set your eyes on
- go snorkeling, fishing or bird-watching in Mahahual, or simply chill at a boardwalk bar or restaurant in this laid-back coastal town
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Mahahual, Xcalak, Laguna Bacalar, Chetumal, Corredor Arqueológico, Corozal.