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Laguna de Manialtepec

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
+52 954 135 8190
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Lagoon a few miles away from Puerto Escondido featuring lush plant life and pristine beaches.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
+52 954 135 8190
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Brill one/two day trip. fresh fish, crocs, beautiful scenery and getting together with the locals. watch the undertow in the sea and the crabs under rocks in the lagoon. Chill for the day in real beautiful mexico. Dont forget to stop off in the village...More

Thank angiehookhome
Reviewed 19 February 2017

it's a beautiful, peaceful place. You'll find mangrove forests there, plenty of birds and foremost - luminescent, glowing in the dark plankton. The plankton is clearly visible only in good conditions so make sure you ask about it before you book the trip. Try avoiding...More

Thank faluchustaczek
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Unbelievable. Excellent. Knowledgeable tour guide and sharp eyed boat driver make sure you see every creature along the way. If the light is the wrong way the boat is moved. Mr Malone is a long time winter resident and has a keen historical perspective of...More

Thank annikarosenqvist
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I had such a great time at the lagoon--don't miss it to see wild life on the boat trip. Swimming in water that shines like neon when you 'dive in - its just amasing!

Thank Ridzey
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This enormous lagoon, 20 minutes from Puerto Escondido, is surrounded by mangrove forest, and separated from the ocean by a narrow sand bar which opens the lagoon to the sea during rainy season, providing a unique environment for an amazing variety of plant and animal...More

Thank scratchwri
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The bioluminescent effect is something really cool, it's not as it looks on the pictures in the tour guide's place but it's really amazing, go on a dark day! My friends and I chose the day the closest to the new moon so we had...More

Thank Juanmanuel R
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I went on an excursion here and had a blast. The boat ride through the natural habitat gave me a lot of great photo moments of bird sanctuaries, bio fish, etc. Make sure you have on sturdy shoes and some warm enough clothes for the...More

Thank Tap T
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Do the bird watching and phosphorescence because it will give a clear picture of the beauty of the lagoon. Loads of wildlife will take you to where the lagoon butts against the sea with a shack to have a cold drink, watch the sunset, and...More

Thank BigBaldBuddha
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I have visited the lagoon several times over the past 15 years and always learn and see something new and wonderful.

Thank NikkiCDoha
Reviewed 24 December 2016

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

Thank Junio60
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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.