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Green Monkey Hostel Bacalar

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At sunrise shafts of light dip into the lagoon, giving it an orange shine, and slowly the Greeen Monkey hostel rises into life. The dock by the water slowly fills with people doing their morning wake up routine, while coffee and breakfast with toast, jam and a wide range of fruits, waiting for the hungry travellers. Now the day can begin with a swim in the crystal clear water of the lagoon, or go for a tour to the best spots on the lake of seven colours by paddleboard. While relaxing in one of the hammocks you can see where the lagoon got it's name. You also see the entrance to the pirate's channel, marked by an abandoned bar in the shape of a ship. As you go down by the pirate channel you will see mangroves along the edge as you float with the gentle current. When you return you can visit the old ruins used to defend from pirates. You can go for a 5 minute walk to the black cenote. Wade out a few meters and look down into the abyss, then jump into it from fallen tree. Once you're hungry it's a quick to the plaza where you will find small locally owned stores to buy groseries for cooking or try the local cuisine. At the end of the day having BBQ or watch a movie with your fellow travellers. The hammocks and gazibos are great places to meet your neighbours in tents or dorms and make new friends. After dark you can watch the stars with your new family and fall asleep in your tent as you watch the sky through the mesh. Or try a comfy bed in either a 6 or 8 bed dorm. Or a 4 person private room. With such an inspiring place you might find a forgotten love for writing, drawing, singing or meditation on the dock, while listening to the waves. Let the Green Monkey hostel inspire you, let yourself go.
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Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent place to spend a beautiful day in bacalar, the staff and volunteers are awesome, i totally recommend this place, especially the view. The things i liked the most were the view, the attention they gave and the location. I forgot something...More

Thank diana h
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights since another hostel was fully booked. It has a nice location on the lake front, offers some kayak and SUP tours, and lovely breakfast. However, those were all the highs. We didn’t get pillows, rooms were unclean and shabby,...More

Thank Livia D
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Nice Tour, friendly guides. The Laguna is Bacalar is worth the visit especially to see all the different spots and colors on a paddle board. Apart from the tour you have a all you can eat breakfast with fruits and oats.

Thank cloidtmarcel
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I did 2 stand up paddle board tours. Amazing to see the sunrise over the lagoon. Fruit and breakfast included. Really well educated and professional tour guides. I definitely recommend doing it if your here in Bacalar.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We did the sunrise paddle board tour at the green monkey hostel. We had a really great tour. The sunrise was so beautiful and the water was so peaceful! I definitely would recommend this trip⛵️. The guides were friendly and professional.

Thank marietheo
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"The rooms were nice and clean. I recommend air conditioning at the time of year or a room with a fan if..."
29 May 2018
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"just choose other place"
11 Oct 2017
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"ask about the blue bird"
29 May 2017
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"Make sure they show you how to turn on the air conditioner if you are in the dorm!"
21 Feb 2017
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