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Lagoon a few miles away from Puerto Escondido featuring lush plant life and pristine beaches.
Las Negras Mixtepec | km 123 preguntar por Agustín o Gloria en el restaurant vista hermosa, Puerto Escondido 71981, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an amazing experience. Went there at night on a tour and saw the bioiluminescencia under the full moon. An unforgettable experience!

Thank AngelaJ1447
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

If I could give this zero stars, I would. The most underwhelming experience of my life to date, and we were here on dark moon. Also a note, this ain’t no ‘lagoon’ (conjuring up images of secret Amazon junglesque imagery) It’s more like a big...More

Thank LeeLaLu
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Excellent place, good food around the only problem is hard to see the bioluminecence needs an specific time to do it we came two times y couldn't see it

Thank lgarandaestrada
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Is one of the best things i ever did Go with your friends, Swim into the lagoon with millions of tiny green lights hiting your body. Open the eyes under the water and feel like if you are in other world Its VERY IMPORTANT to...More

4  Thank Roy N
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip! We were able to learn so much about the local preservation efforts and saw a lot of beautiful indigenous wide life! Worth the time to take the tour!

Thank BeBe K
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Great time...saw almost 70 different types of birds...our guide (Lalo Ecotours) was reall knowledgeable...stopped for a rest at a beach...great day..

Thank judyross2016
Reviewed March 16, 2018

We went to see this Laguna and the bioluminescent plankton in November 2017. It was a warm evening and we took a boat out into the pitch black lake. The view of the stars was incredible. The driver of the boat went in circles to...More

Thank HighMeadow2016
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

This was one of the top tours that we did this year while visiting Puerto. There are two guides, take the ones with the red shirts - very informative and working hard to replant the red mangroves. Your $8 admission goes to assist them in...More

1  Thank Darcy J
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Lots of great things to do here, from world class birding to late night glow in the dark algae trips, a must visit in the area whatever you come for!

Thank JamesSPC
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Glad we did the whole tour not just the night tour. the birds and lagoon were fascinating but the bio ilumination was just so so. We were glad we did not do just the night tour. I was not about to jump into the lagoon...More

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February 20, 2018|
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Response from Maritolachi | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend goofing as late as possible as the darker it is the more bioluminescence will show. Also if your Spanish is good you can go straight to the lagoon and deal the price there as it will be way cheaper than if... More
Jeffrey D
November 8, 2017|
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Response from Riley R |
You can check the lunar calendar to see where your trip falls during the moon cycle. I can not recommend a bioluminescent tour when there is a lot of moonlight, but during the darker 1/2 of the month, others have said it is... More
January 30, 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.