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Laguna de Manialtepec

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
+52 954 135 8190
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Good for bird watching, we saw a huge flock of storks in their nesting grounds. The guide could have been more informative and taken the boat closer to some of our bird sightings. He didn't seem to slow down so we could get a good...More

Thank strictly2016
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We enjoyed 2 tours with Lalo Ecotours. The first was the bioluminiscencia...so amazing to have the opportunity to see witness such a awesome creation. Night stars were the brightest I have seen in a long time and the tiny fish jumping in the boat were...More

Thank Carrie P
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...More

1  Thank alisoncona
Reviewed 26 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...More

2  Thank yostie
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...More

Thank lisaannem
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...More

Thank Julia P
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
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...More

Thank rainbow16
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
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...More

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Is it possible to rent kayaks, or canoes, so that you can explore the Laguna on your own time and terms? If so, what is the cost to rent?
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
Hello what months is the plankton luminescent? What is it like in december/jan?
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.
what is your breakfast currently like, I have seen many negative comments about it. We are arriving and leaving by bus - how do we get to the hotel..
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.