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Laguna de Manialtepec

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Lagoon a few miles away from Puerto Escondido featuring lush plant life and pristine beaches.
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like being out in a boat, bird watching and seeing the richness of mangroves, this is the place to go from Puerto. You could take a tour from Puerto, or, take public transport (get a van from 3a Poniente and Calle 2a norte- 15 minutes, cost 15-20P) and get off at one of the 'resorts' like Puesta del... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

this a place not to miss morning or eveining,very peacfull and lots of wildlife,but it is best to pick up a recommended guide,although I have never been disappointed with any of the guides round the lagoon,there is a great guide in Puerto Escondido by the name of mike Malone of eco tours who is the best.

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Puebla, Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I went there with all the people from my hostel and it was just amazing! We went at night because when you enter the water glows and is just a unique experience, it can be a bit scary cuz' is completly dark but totally worth it!

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Courtenay, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Guide was Everardo Escamilla Martinez at Lalo Ecotours. Good guide and great birdwatching/photography.

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united kindom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is one of the best places to just go and chill for a day on the lagoon and by the see. No huge groups of tourists, complete nature and reality, and great food. Pick up a fresh bag of coconut with chilli sauce in the village - Yum ! Visited many times over many years and never been disappointed.... More

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Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Nice boattrips and bird watching early in the morning. Kayaks for hire and a good local restaurant. More information at GINA's information kiosk, Adoquin, Puerto Escondido.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Eve from Lalo Ecotours took us on several tours in the Puerto Escondido area--turtle watching, birdwatching, and swimming in the phosphorescent waters of Laguna de Manialtepec. The birdwatching early in the morning was great, and Eve is extremely knowledgeable about the local birds. Swimming at night in the warm water of the lagoon was a bit spooky, but it was... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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42 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went to la laguna de Manialtepec on the night tour. It lasts from 8 o'clock to about 10:30. It's about a 20 minute drive from playa Zicatela and it is soooooo worth it. They take out to a dark section of the lagoon by boat and you get to swim and the plankton light up with the movement of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went with LALO Eco tours who picked us up from our accommodation in Playa Carrizalillo and took us to Manialtepec Lagoon to see the incredible Phosphorescence, the half plant half animal plankton shows up when it is completely dark so it was about 9:30pm when we came across it. We jumped into the pitch black water and we were... More

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Altstatten, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We did three tours with LALO-Ecotours during our two weeks stay in Puerto Escondido. The first one was the phosphorescence. It was an amazing experience, swimming in the dark night in the highly lighted water in the lagoon Manialtepec. Our guide Eve was highly strive to explain everything very well and had a great knowledge of the nature in the... More

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