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Laguna de Manialtepec: Tours & Tickets

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Lagoon a few miles away from Puerto Escondido featuring lush plant life and pristine beaches.
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Las Negras Mixtepec | km 123 preguntar por Agustín o Gloria en el restaurant vista hermosa, Puerto Escondido 71981, Mexico
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All reviews bird watching beautiful lagoon full moon bioluminescent plankton boat ride new moon water was warm black water well worth the trip tropical birds excellent guide life jackets flora and fauna sopes different species natural beauty watch the sunset
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Reviewed September 6, 2019

If you are a tourist and you've never known this place this is ok, it could be part of the different places you should visit at Puerto Escondido, however don't expect a spectacular show as this is usually promoted, this is a nice place however...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank raularronte
Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

A stupendous view of the stars from the boat! Our captain explained the plankton phenomenon in Spanish- I do not think he spoke English, so you would need to book an English speaking guide if that is important to you. He gave us plenty of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 474conniec
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

I got to see crocodiles, iguanas, and different types of birds on a boat. It was part of a tour and definitely was different than any other tour I went on.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank annieduston
Reviewed July 12, 2019

Ok, so maybe the title doesn't do it justice but the feeling of being in very warm water and making tracers with your hands and arms is pretty trippy. Yes, the water is baby pool warm, yes it is really, really dark, and WOW the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Craig N
Reviewed July 2, 2019

We visited Manialtepec lagoon with a group of friends and good we did! We were able to watch a large quantity and variety of birds some of which are also seen in southern Africa and the Amazon jungle. We spent about three hours there, starting...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Luis H
Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

Please visit this Laguna it was the highlight of my trip. Went on a tour that visited the islands crocodile sanctuary and ended with a refreshing swim and yummy food. I highly recommend visiting this Laguna

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jea9dennis
Reviewed June 25, 2019

A most beautiful laguna full of nature and wildlife! A delightful trip and must see for anyone in the area.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Almalatina123
Reviewed June 4, 2019

My wife and I have been on the Laguna twice. The environment is a shallow brackish mangrove swamp teeming with wildlife. There are several tour groups that offer birder's outings via comfortable fiberglass boats that seat about eight. Both times our guide was a local...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

Don‘t expect to be the only one. The lagoon gets crowded and it‘s kind of a moneymaker, but still in a good way that they take care of flora and fauna. Once you‘re on the boat it‘s much better and also swimming will be more...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kuechenbalance
Reviewed April 3, 2019

To be honest I wasn't super thrilled to do another Laguna tour on my vacation this time, as I have done a few in the past at other places. However, it was part of the package I bought into so we went. We had a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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WanderlustPartyof4
October 9, 2019|
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Response from kuechenbalance | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I did the tour with a local couple that was offering tours in the street. Sorry don't know the agencies, but the tours looked all pretty much the same. Enjoy!
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EdmTraveler
August 12, 2019|
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Response from 786katrinc | Reviewed this property |
I would say you can visit the lagoon year-round, it's even better during low season as there are not so many tourists. Just make sure you go when it's not full moon, the experience will be more impressive. Enjoy!
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February 20, 2018|
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Response from Cecilia Clark D | Reviewed this property |
I believe we arrived at the Lagoon around 4pm which allowed us to see the lagoon before the sun set. Gina (the information goddess) made the arrangements for the lagoon as well as arranging for a taxi driver to take us... More
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