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Come and adventures into the phosphorescent waters of the Lagoon of Manialtepec. A magical place where plankton transforms into radiant bioluminescence lights. Microorganisms that react to movement.

You will be picked up at 7 pm from your Puerto Escondido Hotel. Board a comfortable van and head north on the main road for about 20 minutes.. There you will board a 25 foot boat on a 71 minute boat ride to encounter an extraordinary eco-system with abundant wildlife such as birds, fish, iguanas, and plankton. We will proceed into the center of the lagoon in search of the bioluminescence lights where you will swim and live a magical experience Come and be amazed as the lights go on with every movement you make in the water and see an incredible sky with planets, constellations and stars.

After our return from the lagoon you will be transported back to your hotel.

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Laguna de Manialtepec
Eco Adventures Puerto Escondido
Marvel at the natural phenomenon of the bioluminescent waters in the Lagoon of Manialtepec on this tour from Puerto Escondido. Once you arrive by van, hop aboard a boat and head out into the waters where the plankton transforms into vibrant bioluminescent lights.There, you’ll be able to swim (a life jacket is provided) in the illuminated waters and enjoy the night sky.
  • Experience this natural phenomenon up close and personal
  • The lagoon is one of the highlights of the Puerto Escondido area
  • Bring a swimsuit and towel if you plan to swim
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome Tour experience!!

This tour was awesome! It was the perfect conditions. Our tour guide Kiko picked us up from where we were staying making this tour super convenient. He drove us to the activity. He was very honest letting us know the Bioluminescent happens in certain conditions....More

3  Thank Kathleen G
Reviewed 26 April 2018
Indeed Magical !

What an experience! At first, I thought I might be a little underwhelmed because the lagoon did not immediately appear to be glowing, but as we slowly approached, we realized we could see fish swimming alongside us, not because of any external lights, but because...More

2  Thank djohnson913
Reviewed 13 April 2018
Sparkley magic!

I had low expectations but the experience blew me away! It was a little late- picked up at 9:00 (in April) and returned by 11:00. But there is no wasting of time during the tour. Everyone was super friendly, and even though there was no...More

Thank Ophirthere
Reviewed 18 March 2018
Incredibly unique and beautiful experience

We were picked up on time and then spent ~1 hour in the shuttle van, picking up other members of the group and getting to the lagoon. We took a 20 minute boat road to the far end of the lagoon and then swam for...More

2  Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 5 March 2018
Javier Santos Tours

This is a very powerful exciting experience. Swimming in the lagoon one can pretend and actualy feel like the green monster of the lagoon. fun fun Best to go when there is no moon . Javier is one of only two certified wildlife guides on...More

2  Thank willseal1
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15 July 2018|
Response from willseal1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will be picked up Owner of Casamar--
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Response from willseal1 | Reviewed this property |
Best to spend the night in Puerto Escondido-- Owner of Casamar suites the trip from Oaxaca city is about 7 hours. when the new highway (toll road) is in --?? few years yet. then maybe 2 1/2 hours. Grat tour but you also... More
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