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Laguna de Manialtepec

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Address: Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Lagoon a few miles away from Puerto Escondido featuring lush plant life and...

Lagoon a few miles away from Puerto Escondido featuring lush plant life and pristine beaches.

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Manialtepec Lagoon Bioluminescent Evening Boat Tour
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Manialtepec Lagoon and Beach Break Day Trip from Puerto Escondido

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Great Morning

I have visited the lagoon several times over the past 15 years and always learn and see something new and wonderful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Doha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the lagoon several times over the past 15 years and always learn and see something new and wonderful.

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fabulous experience. We were led by a very knowledgable guide and had a wonderful day. well worth the trip.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arranged a tour with Javier Santos Tours late in the afternoon on our last afternoon in Puerto Escondito via Facebook and telephone. Javier came to our hotel (ArcoIris) in his SUV and we followed him along #200 in our car out to a property between to inns on the lake about twenty minutes north west of PE (just past... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Just a 20 minute drive from Puerto Escondido, this is a great site for birders. Visited 3 times with a group of friends: guided morning boat trip to see birds, evening bio-luminescence swim, and self-guided morning kayaking. The boat trips can be arranged from tour operators in PE. To hire kayaks, no tour operators are needed, just take a collectivo... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The short drive from Puerto Escondido is well worth doing with this magical lagoon! Make sure to go after dark if you'd like to swim amongst bioluminescent plankton, and be prepared to be wowed.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Yesterday my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a bird watching tour with Evi of Lalo Tours. Evi picked us up promptly at 6:30 am from our hotel in a clean air conditioned van. We drove 20 minutes to the north side of Laguna de Manialtepec. There we started an amazing tour of Laguna de Manialtepecon in an eight-person motorboat. Evi... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Puerto Escondido from a long UK flight and the evening tour a few hours later was suggested where we stayed. A bit hesitant but went for it. The driver picked us up and made 2 more stops for others on the half hour trip to the lagoon. We stopped at a bar near the lagoon and they gave... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We did the evening photoluminescent plankton tour and it was incredible! There were lots of boats going out while we were there (our had around 10 of us on it), but the lagoon is very large and the boats tend to stay away from each other. Heading out on the boat, the boat driver was Spanish, and the guide tried... More 

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Capitola, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

a trip by small boat to the middle of a lagoon in the middle of the night in order to jump into the water and experience the glow of the algae. I would skip this event.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I wasn't really sure what to expect on this one. We went with Manglar tours from Playa Zicatela, and they arranged everything. There were around 15 of us on the tour, and after a brief intro to excellent lain what we were going to see, we went out in a low-sided motor boat into the middle of the lake, where... More 

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