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Laguna de Manialtepec

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
+52 954 135 8190
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Lagoon a few miles away from Puerto Escondido featuring lush plant life and pristine beaches.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
+52 954 135 8190
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I came to puerto escondido mostly for this attraction. I decided to enter one of the tour guide places to book my tour, instead of online. It was only $15usd per person! Totally worth this price. I suggest you to not book online. They pick...More

Thank amandatavarez6k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here with a group of 8 for 1/2 day - went around in a motorized boat and enjoyed the sights of many birds and monkeys. Visited a Mexican family living without electricity right on the lagoon for a fresh coconut refreshment, and finished the...More

Thank bogna1966
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Swimming in a warm lake with the luminescence effect is an amazing experience. It is UNIQUE and not to be missed. It is nice to know that the local community truly takes care of their environment consciously and in a sustainable manner.

Thank BlancaRmz
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Without exaggeration, one cannot describe the phenomenon of bio luminiscence. All I can say is that It is a must see and live. Undoubtedly it's worth the cost (about $350mxn) and the trip (25 min from Puerto Escondido)

1  Thank Luis C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We traveled from Huatulco by car for a very bumpy, long 3 hour ride to see the Laguna de Manialtepec - which was lovely and filled with gorgeous birds and the most beautiful sunset - with the goal to stay until after sunset to see...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Nature lovers must visit this place, there's a natural fenomenon called bioluminescence that the plankton produces when touched/disturbed, but don't waste your time trying to take pictures because you need a special camera lens to do that, it's better to just enjoy a trippy swim....More

Thank Luis T
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We went on a tour on a motorless boat through the lagoon guided by Margarito, aka El Hombre Serpiente, who we met at the beach in Zicatela. It turned out to be one of the greatest natural experiences of my life, we saw a variety...More

Thank Juan E
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I loved swimming in the lagoon at night - the water was warm and, thanks to bioluminescent plankton, silvery when disturbed by my hands or body. Or the boat. Or nearby fish. Our guide had life jackets for anyone who was an unsure swimmer. Really...More

1  Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 27 April 2017

don't miss this great opportunity to see lots of birds, beautiful vegetation. Go with Javier in his boat to his parents home on the "Barra." You will love it. Miles of private beach. Eat a diner of Lagoon fish-- Yum Yum

Thank willseal1
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We did one of the night tours to see the glowing plankton! It was very nice and the water was actually pretty warm. The only thing that crosses your mind every now and then are the Alligators that actually live in the Lagoon, but our...More

Thank Swi89
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31 January 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.
tarryn v
9 September 2015|
Response from amydem10 |
We tried to go in December-just last month, but the algae wasn't lighting up yet. This is what we were told so we didn't go.
26 January 2015|
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Response from theboat1968 | Reviewed this property |
What is the question about breakfast ,bus,or hotel,i am in Puerto Escondido now.