Jardín (Garden) De Venus

7 Dec

This week Lisa and I are settling into our new place. Yesterday I took off for an afternoon kayak. The laguna was calm. The sky was blue. Big white clouds had gray under bellies with two rainbows splitting the sunshine from the impending shower. As soon as I hit the dock to tie up, the sky opened with big raindrops pummeling everything. So much beauty to be grateful for.

Sky after a brief shower.

Sky after a brief shower.

As a blogger in paradise, I have been receiving inquiries as to places to stay in Bacalar. What a great excuse to explore some of the many hostels and hotelitos available. Visitors to Bacalar range from European back packers to weekenders from Mexico City.

Garden of Venus

Garden of Venus

The Garden of Venus is a delightful little get-away for the economically minded traveler. It is within walking distance of central Bacaler. Meet Olga, owner and operator extraordinaire.

Meet the Goddess herself - Olga.

Meet the Goddess herself – Olga.

Small rooms, a camper and tents are available for about $25us per night. There is a communal kitchen, bathroom and shower.

The kitchen is a place to make friends and tell travel stories.

The outdoor kitchen is a place to make friends and tell travel stories.

There are kayaks and boat tours and a lovely little beach for swimming.



You also can’t beat the ever changing view from the dock.

One of the many changing faces of the laguna.

One of the many changing faces of the laguna.

Bacalar has new hotels popping up every day. What fun to explore and take my followers along for the ride. The Garden of Venus is a small word-of-mouth operation that can be found on Facebook.

Sunrise of the week.

Sunrise of the week.



5 Responses to “Jardín (Garden) De Venus”

  1. emilievardaman December 7, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    Looks like a perfect place for me to stay when I (eventually) visit the area and get to meet you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 December 7, 2014 at 11:48 am #

      Absolutely, Olga keeps it clean. And she’s a great concierge.


  2. An December 7, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    Bacalar -and of course you and Lisa- are on my bucket list! -alicia

    Sent from my iPad



  3. LJones December 7, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    Merry merry to you both – see you in February and Happy New Year!


    • afish25 December 7, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

      Have a very happy holiday season.


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