Lake Bacalar

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Lake Bacalar
Laguna de Bacalar.JPG
View over the lake
Location Quintana Roo
Type Natural lake
Primary inflows (subterranean)
Primary outflows (subterranean)
Basin countries Mexico
Max. length 42 km
Surface area 42 km²
Surface elevation 0 m
Islands more than 2
Settlements Bacalar

Lake Bacalar (or Laguna de Bacalar) is a long and narrow lake in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is approximately 42 km long measured from north to south, and less than 2 km at its widest. The lake is renowned for its striking blue color and water clarity, partly the result of having a white limestone bottom. Like most bodies of water in the Yucatán peninsula, the lake is fed by underground rivers or cenotes.

On the lake's western shore is the village of Bacalar, population 11,084.

Coordinates: 18°44′49″N 88°19′05″W / 18.747°N 88.318°W / 18.747; -88.318