Less than an hour's drive from the Mexico-Belize border, the carefree city of Bacalar is famed for its 50km-long Lake Bacalar - also known as the Lagoon of Seven Colours thanks to its arresting shades of blue. Anchored just a short walk from the shores of the lake is Casa Hormiga, a minimalist sanctuary that embodies the beauty of its surroundings. Thoughtfully designed following the traditional Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi (which maintains that beauty is to be found in nature's imperfections), open-plan living spaces feature high ceilings, bamboo furnishings, wooden detailing and handcrafted elements. Guests are invited to enjoy the spa, library, restaurant and pool, while a roster of activities will keep outdoor enthusiasts entertained - we're talking guided hikes and plenty of thrilling water-based adventures.
Avenida 3, corner of Calle 32, Mario Villanueva Madrid, Bacalar 77930