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What is the weather like?
-October - sunny with some clouds. In the mid 80's F. or 30c. Rainy season ends.
-November - January -low 80s or 27c
-February - April starts to heat up a little but still very pleasant
-May - starts to heat up close to high 80s
-June -August -high 80s to mid 90s or 30 to 35c. High humidity. 95% Rainy season begins.
-September -starts to cool down a bit to the high 80s or 31c.
Bacalar Weather Report
Cancun Weather Report

How do I get there?
-take a plane to Cancun airport, rent a car (reserve beforehand) and drive south towards Bacalar. Or you can fly into the airport at Chetumal rent a car and drive about 45 minutes north. Another option is to take a bus from Cancun to Bacalar and then take a taxicab from Bacalar to Maya Azul. Request that the taxi drive you through the gate and all the way to Maya Azul. The gate keeper will be expecting you and will let you through.
Easyway rent a car Cancun
Europcar rent a car Chetumal

How far is it to Maya Azul from Cancun?
-the drive from Cancun to Bacalar takes from 3 to 4 hours on a good straight well-maintained road. You pass through Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, and many small villages. The entrance to Casas La Fe, where Maya Azul is located, is at kilometer 50 on highway 307. Buena Vista is the small village just to the south.
Maps of Quintana Roo

Where is the nearest ATM?
The nearest ATM is in Bacalar, about 20 minutes away by car. As you head south to Bacalar watch for the “km 22" sign. Go just past it and turn left at the sign “Bacalar Salida 500m.” Turn left again one street past the big white church downtown. Make the first left again and you will see the town square and with the ATM kiosk on on your right side on the edge of the town square.

There are no banks or money exchanges in Bacalar. If you need to change money you must go to Chetumal.

Where do I buy groceries?
-if you are driving from Cancun, or Playa Del Carmen, you can go to the Chedraui on the left as you drive south on your way out of Playa Del Carmen, or you can stop at the Chedraui on the right hand side of the highway after you pass Playa Del Carmen and before you come to Tulum, or you can stop at the San Francisco market located on the right hand side of the road just as you enter Tulum. Once at Maya Azul you can drive into Bacalar for fresh produce, tortillas, alcohol (beer,wine,spirits), or you can keep going down the highway to Chetumal and go to Chedraui or Walmart. You can take trips into nearby Buena Vista for beer, snacks and a few produce items. About three blocks in along the Main street in Buena Vista you will find a tortilleria, in front the tortilleria is a store that sells beer, liquor, and simple grocery staples.

What do I need to bring?
flip flops or sandals, water shoes, sturdy walking shoes with full uppers, hat, sunglasses, environmentally safe sunscreen, mosquito repellent are imortant! -camera, laptop, bathing suit, paperbacks are optional.
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