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Laguna de Manialtepec

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
+52 954 135 8190
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US$ 67.00*
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Manialtepec Lagoon Bioluminescent Evening Boat Tour
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Manialtepec Lagoon and Beach Break Day Trip from Puerto Escondido
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Lagoon a few miles away from Puerto Escondido featuring lush plant life and pristine beaches.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Swimming in a warm lake with the luminescence effect is an amazing experience. It is UNIQUE and not to be missed. It is nice to know that the local community truly takes care of their environment consciously and in a sustainable manner.

Thank BlancaRmz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Without exaggeration, one cannot describe the phenomenon of bio luminiscence. All I can say is that It is a must see and live. Undoubtedly it's worth the cost (about $350mxn) and the trip (25 min from Puerto Escondido)

Thank Luis C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled from Huatulco by car for a very bumpy, long 3 hour ride to see the Laguna de Manialtepec - which was lovely and filled with gorgeous birds and the most beautiful sunset - with the goal to stay until after sunset to see...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nature lovers must visit this place, there's a natural fenomenon called bioluminescence that the plankton produces when touched/disturbed, but don't waste your time trying to take pictures because you need a special camera lens to do that, it's better to just enjoy a trippy swim....More

Thank Luis T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a tour on a motorless boat through the lagoon guided by Margarito, aka El Hombre Serpiente, who we met at the beach in Zicatela. It turned out to be one of the greatest natural experiences of my life, we saw a variety...More

Thank Juan E
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I loved swimming in the lagoon at night - the water was warm and, thanks to bioluminescent plankton, silvery when disturbed by my hands or body. Or the boat. Or nearby fish. Our guide had life jackets for anyone who was an unsure swimmer. Really...More

1  Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 26 April 2017

don't miss this great opportunity to see lots of birds, beautiful vegetation. Go with Javier in his boat to his parents home on the "Barra." You will love it. Miles of private beach. Eat a diner of Lagoon fish-- Yum Yum

Thank willseal1
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We did one of the night tours to see the glowing plankton! It was very nice and the water was actually pretty warm. The only thing that crosses your mind every now and then are the Alligators that actually live in the Lagoon, but our...More

Thank Swi89
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The title is a line from "The Descent", by Jeff Long. You'd have to read it to understand (5/5 novel, so go!) We went because of the bioluminiscent plankton in the lagoon. You go at night, ask around Puerto for the tour vans, they pick...More

Thank Es7ebanLV
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

It appears that the night tour is the big tourist draw, but if you want a wonderful birding experience Lalo and his son are expert guides. We saw over 40 species on a wonderful morning on the lagoon. For lunch we stopped at a lovely...More

Thank copperstategal
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31 January 2017|
Response from VP--Holla | Reviewed this property |
To hire kayaks, no tour operators are needed, just take a collectivo or taxi to Puesta del Sol lodge/restaurant. Go early, it gets very hot in late morning.
tarryn v
9 September 2015|
Response from amydem10 |
We tried to go in December-just last month, but the algae wasn't lighting up yet. This is what we were told so we didn't go.
26 January 2015|
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Response from theboat1968 | Reviewed this property |
What is the question about breakfast ,bus,or hotel,i am in Puerto Escondido now.