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  • Bacalar's stunning shades of aquamarines and teals are particularly brilliant under bright sunny skies. width:640;;height:384
  • Picturesque wooden boat piers jut into the lake for several miles where Bacalar town meets the lakeside. width:640;;height:384
  • An abandoned pier inundadted by water lilies creates an especially pretty scene. width:288;;height:480
  • Grand pier and pavillion at Bacalar's public park. width:640;;height:384
  • Leisure boats await visitors near the public park. width:640;;height:480
  • Bacalar is equally famous for its solid stone fort that rests on a small hilll overlooking the lake. Fort Bacalar was built to help defend the town against pirates (!) after several attacks finally prompted residents to prevent further tragedies. width:640;;height:480
  • The fort walls still stand intact, while the moat is now filled with plush grass. width:360;;height:480
  • Canons still point out to lake waters on the fort's sturdy buttresses. width:640;;height:480
  • Bacalar town is becoming an artists' enclave, as partly noted by the many colrful, creative murals around town. width:605;;height:480
  • ...while back at the lake, one is simply immersed in nature- water, clouds, sky and wind. width:640;;height:379
  • ...as days and days of bright blue skies with fluffy white clouds illuminate the gorgeous lake water... width:640;;height:453
  • A final view of Laguna Bacalar under yet another picturesque Mexican sky. width:640;;height:480
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