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Address: Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: Lagoon a few miles away from Puerto Escondido featuring lush plant life...
Lagoon a few miles away from Puerto Escondido featuring lush plant life and pristine beaches.
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Serene laguna filled with a paradise of birds

A must see location, go to this location just before sunset. Take the boat tour and see how many types of different birds you can spot and identify. A natural habitat made by a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Ethel1949
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A must see location, go to this location just before sunset. Take the boat tour and see how many types of different birds you can spot and identify. A natural habitat made by a sand reef which separates the lagoon from the sea. As evening comes you will see a display of glowing phosphorus within the lagoon. Spend you dinner... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Went there and stopped by to take a tour. We went with a young guy who knew a lot about the area and the fauna. Enjoyed it !

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had a great time kayaking on this lagoon! Much of the local fauna frequents the lagoon, and several local guides offer tours. We stayed at the Hotel Santa Fe, which connected us with a guide who gave us great, bilingual tour of the lake, and even knew the names of the birds in both Spanish and English! Very impressive!

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I just finished our 3rd trip with Lalo-EoTours; and our tour guide "Eve" is the best (pronounced "Evvy")! His English is excellent as is his knowledge of the local birds. He picked us up at our casita in Puerto Escondido early in the morning and drove to the Lagoon - about 40 minutes away. His launch was... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A must go! Take some bug spray an a bathing suit and you are good to go! If you are in puerto escondido this is a must!!!

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Kitchener, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A nice day to take in bird watching nature boating etc stop in Alexandria s place for great cheap food

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Summerland, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

On the west end of Laguna Manialtepec is Puerto Swelo. We got there by boat(from the Laguna), great place to eat, Jaunita made us more lunch than we could possibly finish, then walked down the beach to where the Laguna exits into the Pacific...there were literally hundreds if not thousands of birds. After a swim,( it was a nice swimming... More 

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QUÉBEC, CANADA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Saw over 50 birds? Very well organized with experts and with high level of professionalism? Breakfast break was excellent!

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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My wife and I have visited Laguna Manialtepec on three occasions and each time have come away from the experience gobsmacked by the beauty and serenity of the nature on display there. We have always booked through Lalo Ecotours and always been fortunate to have Eve (rhymes with Chevy) as our guide. He is Mexican and lives at the little... More 

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We visited La Laguna de Manialtepec with Michael Malone's "Hidden Voyages Ecotours." There are other companies one can go with, and it's possible to get yourself to the small jumping-off point and negotiate a boat (20 minutes north/west from Puerto Escondido) but I felt that Mr. Malone more than justified his tour price. He and his driver pick you up... More 

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