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Laguna de Manialtepec

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Address: Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Phone Number: 9541358190
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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" Under the Moonlight "

What a great way to spend a hot evening and what a great enjoyable evening spent getting to know other travelers. We went on a evening where you experience a rare phosphorescence... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

What a great way to spend a hot evening and what a great enjoyable evening spent getting to know other travelers. We went on a evening where you experience a rare phosphorescence where the water lights up. We were out in the complete dark with this kid who spoke a few languages , born and raised in Puerto E and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was a little suspicious as to whether this would be all it was cracked up to be but it turned out amazing and I am so glad I went. We travelled through channels in a lagoon area for about 15 minutes until we stopped at a spot where there were bioluminescent phytoplankton. Fish scattered through the water and their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I went with my husband one Sunday and we rented a Canoe for 2 hours, we took some music, water and fruis it was a lot of fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

When I heard we were going to visit a Laguna, I imagined a small muddy lake. I guess that's why I'm not an ornithologist. But Lalo is, and his tour of this paradise of migratory and native birds was the highlight of our trip to Puerto Escondido. He took us out in a small and quiet motorboat to the manglaves,... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Here you can swim in the phosphorescent lagoon ... just like in the movie "The Life of Pi". As the luminescence is activated by the movement of the water... it will be an unforgettable experience. Great to do with kids!

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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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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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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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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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 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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Address: Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Phone Number: 9541358190
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Puerto Escondido

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