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Laguna de Manialtepec

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Address: Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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+52 954 135 8190

Lagoon a few miles away from Puerto Escondido featuring lush plant life and...

Lagoon a few miles away from Puerto Escondido featuring lush plant life and pristine beaches.

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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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Come here at night!!!! Pay between 150 and 400 pesos to see the luminescent plancton in the lake. You can jump in the dark, see the plancton shine while touched, and be amazed by... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2016
Tampico, Mexico
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Tampico, Mexico
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Come here at night!!!! Pay between 150 and 400 pesos to see the luminescent plancton in the lake. You can jump in the dark, see the plancton shine while touched, and be amazed by the complete stillness. It is a great experience al around. If you are traveling with friends and wanna make a night of it, bring along some... More 

1 Thank alisoncona
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We went on 2 adventures on the Laguna. One with Mike Malone on the 8 km. kayak trip - fantastic and he knows so much about the lagoon and birds. We also went to see the phosphorescence at night and swam. It was incredible. Visiting the Laguna de Manialtepec is a must!

2 Thank yostie
Vancouver, Canada
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140 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Three of us chose to visit the lagoon with Lalo Ecotours and thought the tour was excellent. We were picked up at 6:30 in the morning with two others and escorted out to the lagoon, about a half hour drive north of Puerto Escondido, where we hopped on our small tour boat. When we first arrived, we were the only... More 

Thank lisaannem
SeaTac, Washington
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We booked with naturalist, Michael Malone, through Hidden Voyages Eco tours. First, we were introduced to the natural mysteries and wonders of the lagoon. We met a Zapotec woman, who lives in a tropical mangrove lagoon that ebbs and flows with a river connected to the sea. We found her after navigating a canal full of many birds -like egrets,... More 

Thank Julia P
Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

A beautiful attraction worth your time. We had a great guide really taking the time to stop for our pictures and showing us the bird. It is different, relaxing. A tip, go at sun dawn less hot and really beautiful.

Thank chalifouxh
Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Hidden Voyages eco tours by motor boat or kayak is run by a Canadian, Mike Malone. He has many years as an Eco tour operator with a wealth of knowledge. He supplies everything you need. Mike along with the boat man take you to a variety of spots where you are most likely to see a variety of birds. He... More 

Thank rainbow16
Mexico City, Mexico
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

To really get that best experience you are recommended to go at night, the darker the better, so it can get scary, but once you are there and swimming with the shiny water under the star covered skies you realise its an incredible experience.

Thank EmPaulin
vancouver bc
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Last week we took the opportunity to enjoy three separate Lalo Tours with Evi. He is a youthful and extremely experienced guide who grew up in the nearby community, He clearly is dedicated to his work, has a passion for the birds and nature of the lagoon. He has managed to fit in studies towards a Masters degree in Ornithology.... More 

Thank screenname002
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Very well organised boat trip just for 2 people. Guide offered us sweet bread and coffee for breakfast which was such a nice extra!! Laguna itself is very special ecotype in the world scale. Mix of sea and river waters have created unique atmosphere. End of the trip theres a empty beach with one restaurant. When visible, fluorecencia night trips... More 

Thank marja2
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Hidden Voyages Ecotours took our birding group out to look for birds and wildlife and we were not disappointed. The lagoon covers around 1100 hectares and has three rich aquatic habitats which make for rich biodiversity. We saw boat-billed herons nesting and mating, what a highlight! The mangroves are home and resting places for all the herons, egrets, ibis, and... More 

Thank MexicoGringa

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