I’m really excited to interview Katrina Julia of Fit Life Creation about Bacalar, Mexico. Katrina’s tips for the best things to do in Bacalar are awesome because she is a global traveler that loves to experience new cities in far-off places. Katrina spent two weeks in Bacalar for a sponsored trip and loved the slower pace of life, beauty of the lagoon, and friendliness of the people.
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We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Bacalar, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Bacalar
The local airport is Cancun International Airport (CUN), which is about a 4-hour drive to Bacalar. Katrina suggests flying into Cancun and then taking an ADO bus to Bacalar.
In 2023, Tulum is opening an international airport, which will offer a much closer option than flying into Cancun.
Katrina says that, if you’re staying in Bacalar for your entire trip, there’s no need to rent a car. However, if you decide to rent a car instead of taking the bus from Cancun, these are the best offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Katrina Julia about Bacalar, Mexico. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Bacalar, Mexico
- Green dots = best things to do in Bacalar, Mexico
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Bacalar, Mexico
Who is Katrina Julia?
Katrina is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, athlete, traveler, and the creator & CEO of all-in-one lifestyle brand FIT Life Creation. She has experience with 7 plus industries, graduated with an MBA, and has earned her CPA license. Plus, she has been featured on the NBC Apprentice TV Show. Katrina has transformed every area of life from the inside out and continues traveling the world now to 7 continents for 2 plus years!
Here are a few articles that she’s written:
- Top 10 Bacalar, Mexico Things to Do
- One Day in Bacalar, Mexico: Itinerary to Transform and Travel
- Top 10 Tulum, Mexico Things to Do
You can connect with Katrina on her website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Elliot Shibley of The Travelers Blueprint shares the best things to do in Hershey, PA. In this episode, Elliot and I talk about riding coasters at Hersheypark, exploring Indian Echo Caverns, and seeing the animals at Zoo America. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
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