Bacalar "Pueblo Magico"
Bacalar is a town in Othón P. Blanco municipality in the Mexican state of Quinana Roo, about 40 km north of Cheumal, at 18.67°N, 88.38°W. In the 2005 census the town had a population of 9,833 people.
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.
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 17th century, the Fortress de San Felipe Bacalar was completed in 1729, and may still be visited today.
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