Azul Nomeolvides

  • Location: Beach / Coast
    Bacalar town for restaurants and shops: 10km (18 mins by car)
    Snorkel in the Cenote Azul: 15km (20 mins by car)
  • Chetumal Airport (CTM): 49km (50 mins by car)
    Cancan Airport (CUN): 325km (4hs by car)
    Car recommended
    Free parking

The crystal clear water of the lake makes you think you are in the Caribbean.
The property is completely off-grid preserving the natural environment.

You are in the middle of the jungle, so you will hear some of the jungle creatures and may even see some.
The beach is rocky but the crystal clear water more than compensates.

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An introduction to Azul Nomeolvides

How would you describe Azul Nomeolvides in a nutshell?

Azul Nomeolvides is a place to disconnect from the world and reconnect with nature on the shores of stunning Lake Bacalar.

What is the story behind Azul Nomeolvides, what was your inspiration to create it?

We came here on vacation a few years ago and just loved it! We were supposed to be here for three days and ended up staying for two weeks. That’s when we decided we wanted to move here. We just loved the lake — it’s an amazing place! It looks like the Caribbean but without the salt. 

So we went back to Mexico City and packed up our lives and, six months later, we were living here. We’d always thought about doing something like this, having a small place by the water, but it was just a dream. When we discovered Lake Bacalar, we knew this was the place to do it and the timing to move was right. It wasn’t a hard decision to make as it’s so easy to fall in love with this place. 

And even before we started with the project, we already gave the property the name Azul Nomeolvides, which translates as “forget-me-not blue”. Lake Bacalar is known as the “Lake of 7 Shades of Blue” but there really is no answer to what those shades are. So we chose one — azul. After we’d built the cabins and were thinking of a name for the accommodation it was easy as it was already Azul Nomeolvides to us. 


Please tell us a bit more about the architecture and your inspiring efforts regarding sustainability.

We are both creatives — an architect and a photographer — and we designed the cabins based on bioclimatic architectural principles. The weather here can be harsh — it is very hot and humid with a rainy season — so the architecture needed to adapt to this and embrace the natural setting, rather than fight it. 

We used natural construction methods that combine vernacular traditions with a modern twist and contemporary look. Most of the materials are locally sourced — the roofing is made from local grass, we used hardwood that is good for the humidity and stone that was already on the property. But the A-frame design is quite modern and helps with the flow of rainfall off the roof.

The cabins are open to the lake breezes, which makes them a lot cooler than the outside. We are completely off-grid — 100% of our electricity is produced by solar energy and we have our own water treatment system for the sewage. Treated water is used to water the plants and we compost everything from the kitchen. We try to produce a minimal amount of waste and recycle what we can. In the city, it’s hard to be completely sustainable. But in this environment, it is the only way and we are continually learning. 

How would you describe the atmosphere and interior design of Azul Nomeolvides?

It’s very calm and open — you feel like you are in touch with nature. Even when we are fully booked, it never feels crowded. It’s just the sound of nature and a special kind of silence — it’s these sounds that take you to sleep at night and inspire your dreams. 

To you personally, what is so special about Azul Nomeolvides?

We love that the property is on a slope, so there are views of the lake no matter where you are. It’s also special because you discover the property as you walk down to the lake, from the common area past the A-frame cabins to the lakeshore. Every time you do that walk, you discover something new. 


Guests also comment that Azul Nomeolvides feels very personal and more like a home than a hotel. We designed, built and operate it, so it has a very personal touch.

We’ve found that since moving here from the city, we are living with the natural cycle — waking up with the sun and going to sleep with the dark. It’s relaxing and comforting. 

What do you particularly like about this part of the Yucatan

It has a mix of nature and culture — there are archaeological sites and cenotes — and it’s just very beautiful. While the town of Bacalar has several hotels and rentals with boat traffic and water activities, where we are feels quite remote. It’s far enough from Bacalar that you think you are in the jungle but you’re still quite close to civilisation. We have neighbours but they aren’t right next door and all of the construction on our stretch of the lake is very natural. 

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Lake Bacalar view
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Aine
Aine
Aine
Aine
Aine
Amaru
Amaru
Amaru
Amaru
Sakti
Sakti
Sakti
Sakti
Sakti
Tara
Tara
Tara
Tara
Tara
Tara
Ulana
Ulana
Ulana
Ulana
Umai
Umai
Umai
Umai
Umai
Umai
Breakfast area
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Lake shore
Lake Bacalar
Lake Bacalar
Lake Bacalar coastline
At night

Azul Nomeolvides rooms & rates

Rather than being one big construction, the property is separated into small modules that allow nature and wildlife to inhabit the area. At the entrance is a communal area with a dining space. Then as you walk towards the lake, there are six separate cabanas, each of which is similar in its architecture but also quite unique. Some are double-height A-frames while others have a mezzanine. Some are more like a treehouse and others have a private garden. The idea is that you can choose where you want to stay and next time, try a different one.

  • Sakti for 2 people / 50 m²
    7140 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Terrace
    • Sea view

    This lakefront cabaña will amaze you with breathtaking views from every corner. Relax your body and invigorate your spirit with morning meditation from your personal mezzanine overlooking the rising sun behind Bacalar’s blue lake.

    Ideal for honeymooners looking for simple-yet-stylish accommodation and the perfect environment to relax and recharge in a setting completely in harmony with nature.

    Amenities
    Lakefront accommodation
    Kingsize bed
    Personal terrace with breathtaking views of the lake
    Private outdoor bathroom with rain shower
    Guaranteed natural-cross ventilation and a ceiling fan (we do not have AC)
    Mezzanine perfect for morning yoga
    Handcrafted hammock
    Biodegradable toiletry set from our exclusive boutique
    Safety box
    Peace and quiet
    Perfect location for a romantic getaway
    Vegan breakfast included
    Use of kayaks included

    Capacity: 2 people max

  • Amaru for 2 people / 50 m²
    7140 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Terrace
    • Sea view

    Nestled between the arms of an old Tzalam tree this lakefront cabaña will dazzle you with blue reflections intertwined with dancing green leaves. A terrace with a modern-tree-house feeling will take you on a journey of the senses. Breathe in the fresh air and let your body relax at night with the whisper of waves.

    Ideal for honeymooners looking to reconnect with nature in a simple-yet-stylish accommodation with an intimate and cosy atmosphere.

    Amenities
    Lakefront accommodation
    Kingsize bed
    Personal terrace with breathtaking views of the lake
    Private outdoor bathroom with rain shower
    Guaranteed natural-cross ventilation and a ceiling fan (we do not have AC).
    Handcrafted hammock
    Biodegradable toiletry set from our exclusive boutique
    Safety box
    Peace and quiet
    Perfect location for a romantic getaway
    Vegan breakfast included
    Use of kayaks included

    Capacity: 2 people max

  • Aine for 2 people / 50 m²
    5950 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Terrace
    • Sea view

    What better way to escape into a journey of indulgence and relaxation than waking up with an outstanding view of Bacalar’s blue lake.

    Recognize and enjoy the present. Here you will gain an exclusive seat to the sublime starry night either relaxing from your terrace or straight from your bed.

    Amenities
    Lake view accommodation
    Kingsize bed
    Personal terrace with breathtaking views of the lake
    Private outdoor bathroom with rain shower
    Guaranteed natural-cross ventilation and a ceiling fan (we do not have AC)
    Handcrafted hammock
    Biodegradable toiletry set from our exclusive boutique
    Safety box
    Peace and quiet
    Perfect location for a romantic getaway
    Vegan breakfast included
    Use of kayaks included

    Capacity: 2 people max

  • Tara for 2 people / 50 m²
    5950 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Terrace
    • Sea view

    Filled with the natural scent of an oak tree, here you will find a heaven of tranquility featuring a beautiful mezzanine on which to enjoy morning yoga at sunrise and a revitalizing evening hammock nap just before sunset.

    Amenities
    Lake view accommodation
    Kingsize bed
    Personal terrace with breathtaking views of the lake
    Private outdoor bathroom with rain shower
    Guaranteed natural-cross ventilation and a ceiling fan (we do not have AC)´
    Mezzanine perfect for morning yoga´
    Handcrafted hammock
    Biodegradable toiletry set from our exclusive boutique
    Safety box
    Peace and quiet
    Perfect location for a romantic getaway
    Vegan breakfast included
    Use of kayaks included

    Capacity: 2 people max

  • Umai for 2-3 people / 50 m²
    4760 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • Terrace

    Jungle meets comfort. Bask in the sun’s rays beneath a beautiful blue sky at our lake’s floating platforms and unwind in this intimate and cozy cabaña with a terrace on which to enjoy tea or coffee at sunrise and a book at sunset overlooking the lush garden.

    Amenities
    Garden view accommodation
    Kingsize bed + full bed
    Personal terrace & garden
    Private outdoor bathroom with rain shower
    Guaranteed natural-cross ventilation and a ceiling fan (we do not have AC)
    Handcrafted hammock
    Biodegradable toiletry set from our exclusive boutique
    Safety box
    Peace and quiet
    Perfect location for a romantic getaway
    Vegan breakfast included
    Use of kayaks included

    Capacity: 3 people max

  • Ulana for 2 people / 50 m²
    4760 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Terrace

    Home away from home in the heart of nature. The lake is the ideal spot for sunbathing, allowing you to cool off from time to time with a dip. Nap under the shade of an old Ramon tree while breathing in the fresh air from your personal garden. Enjoy the quality of cosiness and comfort of this cabaña.

    Amenities
    Garden view accommodation
    Kingsize bed
    Personal terrace & garden
    Private outdoor bathroom with rain shower
    Guaranteed natural-cross ventilation and a ceiling fan (we do not have AC)
    Handcrafted hammock
    Biodegradable toiletry set from our exclusive boutique
    Safety box
    Peace and quiet
    Perfect location for a romantic getaway
    Vegan breakfast included
    Use of kayaks included

    Capacity: 2 people max

Included in the rates
Rates include a delicious vegan breakfast, WiFi in common areas, kayaks and parking.
Children & Extra beds
Children 13 years or older are welcome. One of the cabanas has an extra bed for a 3rd person.
Minimum stay
2 nights
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 11:00

Facilities & services

  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Restaurant
  • Not suitable for young children
  • Safe box

Breakfast is included and we have a small restaurant that serves lunch and dinner. Everything is locally sourced and fresh from the markets. We have complimentary kayaks for guests to use during their stay and a natural lakefront area with terraces where you can read. There’s also a hammock in the lake and two floating platforms that you can swim to. 


Things to do in Yucatán & Bacalar

  • Wildlife / Animals
  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing / Kayaking
  • Boat trips

I would say that you need at least three days to enjoy the area, although we are seeing longer stays of up to a week following the pandemic. I’d recommend at least one day doing nothing by the lake — it’s part of what you have to do here! Taking a sailboat tour is also a nice (and sustainable) way to explore the lake or you can take the kayaks to paddle around the surrounding area. 

There are also several archaeological sites around an hour away that can be visited on organised tours. They are very beautiful but not as big as some of the Yucatan Peninsula’s other archaeological sites. With hardly any visitors, you feel like Indiana Jones exploring them!

If you want to spend a day at the beach, Mahahual is 50 minutes away on the Caribbean coast.

The location of Azul Nomeolvides

We are located near the border with Belize in the southern part of the Yucatan Peninsula. Cancun is 4.5 hours drive north of the property and Tulum is two hours away, so we are quite far from the main string of tourist resorts. The town of Bacalar is around 15 minutes’ drive — it’s still quite small but has restaurants and a cafe.

A few years ago, the Mexican Government designated Bacalar as a “Pueblo Magico” and since that time, it has been “discovered” by tourists. But having said that, it’s not very mainstream as it’s not so easy to get here, so it still feels off-the-beaten-path. The remoteness also means that it’s not for everyone. Most of our guests want a nature experience and a bit of an adventure. It’s definitely not the party vibe of Yucatan’s big beach resorts. 

Lake Bacalar is around 70 kilometres long and roughly two kilometres at its widest point, which is where we are. Everything is spread out, so it doesn’t feel crowded.

The city of Chetumal is around 45 minutes to one hour away from Azul Nomeolvides. There are direct flights from Mexico City and a new service from Miami. Unless you’re exploring the whole Yucatan Peninsula, it is better to fly into Chetumal International Airport than to Cancun.

When is the best time to visit Yucatán?

From October until April is nice — it’s sunny in the day and the temperatures drop at night when you have cooling lake breezes. June through to August is the rainy season and the temperatures are much hotter. While it’s humid, it never rains all day — you can see it coming on the horizon and it rains for an hour, then there’s a couple of hours of sun, then it rains again.

By the end of August, the temperatures start to drop and the hurricane season arrives, extending through to the start of October. Normally the hurricanes only hit the north of the peninsula and we don’t experience them, although we do get the rainfall.