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Laguna de Bacalar

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The Laguna de Bacalar is a lagoon that is popularly known as the Laguna de los Siete Colores (Lagoon of Seven Colors) because there are 7 different shades of blue in the water. It is narrow and long, with 42 km long and only 2 km at its widest point. The lake gets its name from being located on its banks the city of Bacalar , the oldest town of Quintana Roo, in turn the name of this comes from the Mayan Bakhalal , meaning "surrounded by reeds" later was re-founded by the colonizers Spanish, that to defend British pirates and rebels Mayan groups built Fort San Felipe, which is now a tourist attraction.

The Maratón de Aguas Abiertas de Bacalar is a 1.25 km, 2.5 km, and 5 km open water swimming competition held in Laguna de Bacalar in Quintana Roo, Mexico held annually in June 2013.

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