About us

In Mexico we have a saying for people who spend long time outside their homes. They might be spending it on the street, travelling or constantly moving up and down. We call those people “Pata de Perro” or a dog paw.

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In Mexico we have a saying for people who spend long time outside their homes. They might be spending it on the street, travelling or constantly moving up and down. We call those people “Pata de Perro” or a dog paw.

In Pata de Perro you will find comfort, cleanliness, hospitality and the prefect place to rest.
We are blessed with an amazing location right at the heart of Bacalar, in front of the main park and only half a block from the historical fort of San Felipe. This fort is over 570 years old and inside you will find an interesting museum. We are also just one block away from the beautiful Lagoon of Seven Colours.

We offer various types of rooms according to your personal taste:
Private rooms with shared bathroom or fully equipped apartments. 


We offer different choices for every taste: private rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen and suites with bathroom and kitchen in the room


We can give you suggestions on what to do in and around BACALAR, we have just the right information for each taste.

Tour in Motorboat

You will get to know the stromatolites, also known as the first living creatures of our planet, the three Cenotes and the bird island. They will bring you to a channel through which The pirates used to get through the lagoon of Bacalar. Fabulous!

Tour in Motorboat

Sailing Tour

This is the most sustainable way to visit the Lagoon of Seven Colours. They will take you to “the bird island”, the Cenotes and for a swim to the pirate channel. Amazing!

Sailing Tour

Tour to the archaeological sites

Visit Kohunlich, Dzibanché and Kinichná are around 1 hour and a half by car  or Chacchoben 45 minutes. These ruins date back to the late pre classic period from the year 200 up until the post classic period in the year 1200 of our era. Great!

Tour to the archaeological sites

Expedition in Kayak

Rent a kayak to go explore the little islands with their mangroves and birds, discover the pirate channel and stop wherever you feel like it to have a swim in the crystalline water. Delicious!

Expedition in Kayak


Let go of all your stress and spoil yourself with a relaxing, and most necessary, massage by the hands of an expert. Every “Pata de Perro” needs a nice regenerating break from time to time. Enjoy!


Bike Rental

Nothing like riding a bike! Perfect to discover the town of Bacalar and enjoy its peace, quietness and tranquility. Have fun swimming in the Cenote Azul or enjoying the views on the Costera Avenue. You'll love it!

Bike Rental




Find the best rates for your stay at the central square of Bacalar, only a stone’s throw from the fort of San Felipe and the Lagoon of Seven Colours.

Private rooms
From $ 510 (Low season)
  • • 2,3 people
  • • Air conditioning
  • • Shared bathroom
  • • Shared kitchen
  • • Sheets and towels
  • • Free Wi-Fi
  • • Coffee and pastry
Apartments & Suites
From $ 750 (Low season)
  • • 2, 3, 4 people apartments
  • • Air conditioning
  • • Private bathroom
  • • Fully equipped kitchen
  • • Sheets and towels
  • • Free Wi-Fi
  • • Coffee and pastry


Special offers and solutions for groups

We can arrange expecially customized solutiong for groups up to 20 persons that suit your needs.

Please do not exhitate to contact us if you are going to visit Bacalar for events or holidays with a group.

Contact Us

Fill out the contact form to reserve your stay with us or to clarify any doubt.

GET IN TOUCH with us

You can use the following contact information for questions regarding availability, reservations or any doubt that needs to be clarified.

Hostal Pata de Perro
Calle 22, n.63 Col. Centro 77930 Bacalar
Tel: (+52) 983 834 2062






- Hostal & Suites Pata de Perro rules - 

Reception hours: From 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. After 7 pm we have a night guard to give you the key room. Please 


Check-in: 2:30 p.m.
Check-out: 11:30 a.m.


The bathroom will be cleaned 3 times a day, but please always make sure to keep it as clean as possible. 
As a matter of courtesy we give you the possibility to use the dressing room even after you have checked out.


From 8 a.m. onwards you can enjoy your coffee and pastry. 
To every guest we offer one coffee and one piece of bread, please respect the coffee of our other guests. 
Always make sure to clean well your plates, pans and pots after using them and keep the stove of the kitchen clean. Thank you very much! Like this we avoid the proliferation of unpleasant and unwanted insects.


The closing time of the bar and restaurant is at 23:00.


It is forbidden to smoke inside the rooms, the bathroom and the dressing room.
Food and drink are forbidden inside the room apart from bottles of water. 
The illegal use of drugs and substances is also forbidden. 
We don’t accept pets. 
To keep our place SAFE AND CLEAN it is not allowed for people who are not registered as a guest to use our facilities. If you want to have a friend over you can do so in the space outside or in the restaurant. Your guests are not allowed in the kitchen, the rooms and the bathroom. 
We are not responsible for the loss of objects and valuables left outside your locker. You can use your own padlock or ask for one at the reception. 
If you cause any damage or if you harm the hostel, our guests or employees you will be asked to leave the facilities and, if it is the case, to pay a corresponding fee. 
In case of committing any crime the local police will be consulted. 
Forgotten objects will be kept at the reception during 15 days without any responsibility from our part. 
It is strictly forbidden to bring any toxic or inflammable substances inside the facilities or inside the lockers. 
We please ask you to turn out the lights, the air conditioning and to make sure that the faucet of the toilets is closed when leaving. In Hostel Pata de Perro we care a lot about the responsible use of water and electricity. Please help us to take care of the planet!
It is strictly forbidden to use electric current and the equipment of the rooms for other means than what they are made for. According to the security measurements of the hostel it is forbidden to use flatirons, hairdryers and other electric devices that might cause a fire or overcharge the electric capacity. Please inform reception if you need to use any of these devices. They will show you where you can do so because our wiring does not have the capacity for such devices.
As a guest you have the obligation to inform our administration in case of illness or contagious diseases, death and infraction or crime inside the hostel. Like this the administration can undertake the necessary steps and immediately inform the local authorities.


Children: up to 5 years without cost in bed with their parents. When occupying an own bed the child will pay full price. 

Adults: full price from 5 years onwards 

Additional guests: not allowed 

- To confirm any reservation a deposit of 50%  isrequested 

- The balance of the payment will be on arrival 

- When confirming the reservation with your deposit / transfer / PayPal the guests accept terms and conditions of the service and cancellation policy 

- Cancellations made more than 30 days of arrival will receive a 100% refund of your deposit or a credit valid one year from the date of cancellation 

- Cancellations made between 30 and 15 days before your arrival will receive a 50% refund of your deposit or a credit equal to 100% of your deposit valid one year from the date of cancellation 

- Cancellations made between 14 and 2 days before your arrival will receive a refund equal to 100% of your deposit less 100% of the first two nights in case of bookings of more than two nights. The amount of the reimbursement may be converted into a credit valid one year from the date of cancellation 

- Cancellations made between 14 and 2 days before arrival will not receive any refund or credit in the case of reservations of one or two nights 

- Any reservation canceled within 48 hours before arrival will not receive any refund or credit 

- Refunds will be through the same way used at the time of deposit / transfer / PayPal and will be subject to the taxes of the case 

- Any change to the reservation will have to be communicated more than two days before your arrival 

- Any change to the reservation communicated less than two days before arrival will be considered as cancellation by losing the deposit 

- All changes will be subject to availability 

- All reservations, changes and cancellations will have to be communicated by email 

- There will be no refunds and no credit will be issued in the case of early departure 

- The policy of booking, exchange and cancellation for reservations through booking.com is subject to the standards communicated by the means itself and by the Hotel through that 

- No refundt will be made nor will any credit be issued due to bad weather, hurricanes, storms, including any inconvenience or complication that could arise from the direct or indirect impact in the area 

- The Hotel will not be responsible for any extra costs, evacuation or inconvenience that could arise from a storm or a hurricane