Bacalar

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Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Chetumal. 

The name most likely derives from Mayan languages: bʼak halal, meaning "surrounded by reeds", the name of the locality attested at the time of the 16th century arrival of the Spanish.

 

Bacalar is also the name of the lagoon, Bacalar lagoon on the east side of the town. Bacalar was a city of the Maya civilization in Pre-Columbian times. This was the first city in the region which the Spanish Conquistadores succeeded in taking and holding in 1543. In 1545 Gaspar Pacheco established the Spanish town here with the name Salamanca de Bacalar with the help of Juan de la Cámara. The region of the southern half of what is now Quintana Roo was governed from Bacalar, answerable to the Captain General of Yucatán in Mérida.

After the town was sacked by pirates in the 17th century, the Fortress de San Felipe Bacalar was completed in 1729, and may still be visited today.

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Mayan Train

Running more than 900 miles from the beach resorts of Cancún to the Mayan archaeological site at Palenque, this rail project would link towns, cities, and tourist attractions in five southern states, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco, Chiapas. Planners expect a ridership of 8,000 passengers a day, evenly split between locals and tourists.

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