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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.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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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
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The title is a line from "The Descent", by Jeff Long. You'd have to read it to understand (5/5 novel, so go!) We went because of the bioluminiscent plankton in the lagoon. You go at night, ask around Puerto for the tour vans, they pick...More

Thank Es7ebanLV
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

It appears that the night tour is the big tourist draw, but if you want a wonderful birding experience Lalo and his son are expert guides. We saw over 40 species on a wonderful morning on the lagoon. For lunch we stopped at a lovely...More

Thank copperstategal
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Touch the water to see it light up. It's a peaceful place to swim at night with the stars above and luminescent water.

Thank Jena-Noone
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I can only comment on this natural wonder for its night time wonders. We took an evening boat excursion with Pascon Travel to enjoy this huge body of water at night. The night sky was brilliant ( living in Toronto, I had not really seen...More

Thank Fidel47
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I was lucky enough to visit during a bioluminescent phase when there was no moon—perfect conditions for a glowing night swim. We took a boat out into the depths of the pitch-black lagoon and then jumped overboard into darkness. The bioluminescence was thrilling, but be...More

Thank ReadyForThisJelly
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We went on a lagoon tour with Javier Santos who is very knowledgeable and friendly. We also enjoyed lunch prepared by his parents on the beach at Puerto Suelo. What a nice day!

Thank Jinpher
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Drove up from Puerto to see the lagoon and stopped for a bite at the restaurant. Don't know the name of the dish we had but it was excellent. It was 3 pastry shells fillled with shrimp and cheese with a small bowl of not-to-hot...More

Thank DRKid1
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MerriAtraveler
Is it possible to rent kayaks, or canoes, so that you can explore the Laguna on your own time and terms? If so, what is the cost to rent?
31 January 2017|
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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.
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tarryn v
Hello what months is the plankton luminescent? What is it like in december/jan?
9 September 2015|
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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.
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seattlejanet
what is your breakfast currently like, I have seen many negative comments about it. We are arriving and leaving by bus - how do we get to the hotel..
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.
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