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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 1 week ago

We went with Manglar Bird Tours. The transportation from Puerto was about 1/2 hour and we went out in the boat right away. It was a beautiful evening with stars out and calm water. The water was very warm. Most of our group of 10...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnyoung22222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was ridiculously awesome. I went on my own as my husband was sick and was a bit nervous but there was no need. Got picked up by friendly driver, good communication and service when booking, competitive pricing, nice boat guide and good instructions when...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank a c
Reviewed November 8, 2018

The best place i have been.. Season was perfect and bioluminescence was wonderful. i paid like 15USD to a tour guys and they pick me up and leave me at my hotel. Paid like another 4USD for a 40 minutes ride boat. Experience is amazing,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul J
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We went to see the bioluminescent effect on the lagoon. It was something out of this world, to see yourself become "flourescent" in the water was incredible. If you are in Puerto Escondido, you must experience this.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jose Luis G
Reviewed September 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
3  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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank roynares
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!

Date of experience: March 2018
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..

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank judyross2016
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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
November 8, 2017|
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Response from 268rileyr |
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.