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Laguna de Manialtepec

Las Negras Mixtepec | km 123 preguntar por Agustín o Gloria en el restaurant vista hermosa, Puerto Escondido 71981, Mexico
+52 954 123 4005
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Manialtepec Lagoon Bioluminescent Evening Boat Tour
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Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Ride and Swim from Puerto Escondido
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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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“bird watching” (18 reviews)
“full moon” (6 reviews)
Las Negras Mixtepec | km 123 preguntar por Agustín o Gloria en el restaurant vista hermosa, Puerto Escondido 71981, Mexico
+52 954 123 4005
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

A fabulous experience. We were led by a very knowledgable guide and had a wonderful day. well worth the trip.

Thank Junio60
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We arranged a tour with Javier Santos Tours late in the afternoon on our last afternoon in Puerto Escondito via Facebook and telephone. Javier came to our hotel (ArcoIris) in his SUV and we followed him along #200 in our car out to a property...More

Thank Bruce_Raynor
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Just a 20 minute drive from Puerto Escondido, this is a great site for birders. Visited 3 times with a group of friends: guided morning boat trip to see birds, evening bio-luminescence swim, and self-guided morning kayaking. The boat trips can be arranged from tour...More

Thank starbeaner
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The short drive from Puerto Escondido is well worth doing with this magical lagoon! Make sure to go after dark if you'd like to swim amongst bioluminescent plankton, and be prepared to be wowed.

Thank KGGFamily
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Yesterday my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a bird watching tour with Evi of Lalo Tours. Evi picked us up promptly at 6:30 am from our hotel in a clean air conditioned van. We drove 20 minutes to the north side of Laguna de Manialtepec....More

4  Thank BellinghamChris
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Arrived in Puerto Escondido from a long UK flight and the evening tour a few hours later was suggested where we stayed. A bit hesitant but went for it. The driver picked us up and made 2 more stops for others on the half hour...More

1  Thank tommyauvergne
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We did the evening photoluminescent plankton tour and it was incredible! There were lots of boats going out while we were there (our had around 10 of us on it), but the lagoon is very large and the boats tend to stay away from each...More

Thank hurley_forever
Reviewed 1 November 2016

a trip by small boat to the middle of a lagoon in the middle of the night in order to jump into the water and experience the glow of the algae. I would skip this event.

Thank Louis J
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I wasn't really sure what to expect on this one. We went with Manglar tours from Playa Zicatela, and they arranged everything. There were around 15 of us on the tour, and after a brief intro to excellent lain what we were going to see,...More

1  Thank Helen S
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We did the lagoon tour along with the bio luminescence. Lagoon tour the best especially if guide is knowledgeable about birds and can speak your language...English in our case. The small boat cruises slowly down the channel to the beach by the sea...in time for...More

Thank landcruiser71
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Jeffrey D
8 November 2017|
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Response from Riley R |
You can check the lunar calendar to see where your trip falls during the moon cycle. I can not recommend a bioluminescent tour when there is a lot of moonlight, but during the darker 1/2 of the month, others have said it is... More
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.