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Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Ride and Swim from Puerto Escondido provided by Eco Adventures Puerto Escondido

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Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Ride and Swim from Puerto Escondido

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Manialtepec Lagoon is one of the few places in the world where you can experience the natural phenomenon of bioluminescence and lies just outside of Puerto Escondido. tour, visit the lagoon at night for a thrilling boat cruise, enjoy incredible views of the glowing plankton, and have chance to swim in the illuminated waters.
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  • 1
    Laguna de Manialtepec
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Puerto Escondido
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • Stunning views of the world’s only bioluminescent bays
  • Discover how and why the natural phenomenon occurs
  • Swim in the lagoon surrounded by glowing plankton
  • Hassle-free round-trip transfers from Puerto Escondido
Important Information
  • Local driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned van
  • Boat
  • Life jacket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna de Manialtepec
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Make sure to bring a bathing suit and a towel
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Infant seats only available on request
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Bonnie L wrote a review Feb. 2021
california114 contributions76 helpful votes
Many tour agencies sell tickets for this popular attraction. I booked with Tony Tours in Zicatela Beach. Pick up was prompt and efficient. I went on a moonless night and truly we saw thousands of stars. Swimming in the lagoon is fun: great water temperature and soothing.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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im20agn wrote a review Jan. 2021
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico15 contributions1 helpful vote
Picked up on time at our by our guide Efrin who drove us to the lagoon for an amazing swim among the plankton. Totally worth it.
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Jamal F wrote a review Dec. 2020
1 contribution
Kiko was the best tour guy we could have asked for. He was very hospitable and took time to get to know each person in our group. Everyone enjoyed his charm and energetic personality. In addition to Kiko being great, the tour itself was magical in a sci-fi way. Swimming in the
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Date of experience: December 2020
MsColorado wrote a review Jan. 2020
Colorado596 contributions143 helpful votes
Pickup was 6:45. Drove for an hour and 15 to collect everyone else. We weren't even sure we were headed to the right spot because it took so long. The tour said it was in English but the driver and then the captain didn't actually speak English so we had a bit of uncertainty
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Response from jaciel m, Owner at Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Ride and Swim from Puerto Escondido
Responded Jan. 31, 2020
Hello guys! So sorry for this inconvenience. This was not our team that did the tour. Your guide that was going to take you had an emergency with a sudden Infection of Dengue.*is still sick* We thought you would have recieved a better service. Unfortunately, that was not the case. I deeply apologize for this problem. I did not want to cancel the tour so we requested a different supplier. So sorry If you are still in Puerto please let me know at 954 1112794 and I will try to make up this experience with another. Lo siento.
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Cheer wrote a review Jan. 2020
3 contributions
We enjoyed our first tour with Kiko (baby sea turtle release) so much that we booked the bioluminescence tour the same day. It turned out to be one of the coolest experiences of the trip! Kiko picked us up around 7pm, and drove us a short way to the lagoon. We boarded a small
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Date of experience: January 2020
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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