Eco Adventures Puerto Escondido

Eco Adventures Puerto Escondido

Eco Adventures Puerto Escondido
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Eco-Adventures Puerto Escondido is an eco-tourism company, our objective is to offer you a number of exotic-tours in the magical areas in and around Puerto Escondido. These are unforgettable and unique experiences that you will remember for a lifetime! Book a tour and get to know Puerto Escondido with our guides...you’ll be glad you did! Learn, Experience and Adventure!
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Puesta del Sol
4 contributions
Jan 2020
A bucket list trip for some of us. Headed to Rio Grande then up to the mountains. Gorgeous views, cool temperatures. Ventured into Juquila. Kiko was excellent with information about the area, culture and history. The town is bigger than I expected crawling up and down the hillside. We visited the main streets then into the Church and attended Mass and viewed the Virgins Veil. Leaving town the clouds hugged the mountains and the rain poured. No rain at Rio Grande so headed for Puesta del Sol for a delicious meal on Manialtepic Lagoon. Would recommend Kiko and Eco Adventures for any trips or transportation needs. Don y Peggy
Written January 24, 2020
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NikonTraveler
Puerto Escondido, Mexico15 contributions
I have to admit I was hesitant about this tour, but WOW! I felt like I was in a Tron movie......my whole body was glowing once I jumped in the water and the fish that swam by were glowing as well......simply amazing. It's a short van ride to the lagoon and then a quick boat ride in the evening, which was greatly refreshing, to find the exact spot. We spot 20-30 minutes playing in the lagoon and finding out how impossible it is to photograph, I would have posted a photo, before heading back.
Written June 6, 2012
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webcogent
Houston, TX2 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
We had a really great evening with Kiko - first we went to release the baby turtles, we were the only people on the beach with Kiko and the turtle volunteers. It was beautiful. Then we went to lagoon - it was almost a full moon so we didn't expect to see much bioluminescence but it didn't matter, the ride in the moonlight on the small boat and swimming was fantastic. Really beautiful experience. Kiko's english is perfect, he's got a great sense of humor, he's a fun young entrepreneur to talk with. Highly recommended.
Written February 2, 2018
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MsColorado
Colorado633 contributions
Pickup was 6:45. Drove for an hour and 15 to collect everyone else. We weren't even sure we were headed to the right spot because it took so long. The tour said it was in English but the driver and then the captain didn't actually speak English so we had a bit of uncertainty there. There was a man who did a pretalk before we left in English but that was the extent. You take a boat that seats about 12 out with a group of people to a tent in the lagoon where there are other boats as well. You then jump in the water to swim in to a tent so you can see the bioluminescence for about 10-15 minutes. Unless you do that you don't see it. Got dropped back at the hotel about 10:00. So a lot of time invested for not a lot. Also they should mention it's not suitable for little kids as a family on our boat just sat there with their unhappy crying children waiting for everyone else. Felt bad for them. Not at all like bioluminescence we saw in Puerto Rico for example. So I think you just need to know a bit better what you can actually expect. Sorry.
Written January 31, 2020
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Hello guys! So sorry for this inconvenience. This was not our team that did the tour. Your guide that was going to take you had an emergency with a sudden Infection of Dengue.*is still sick* We thought you would have recieved a better service. Unfortunately, that was not the case. I deeply apologize for this problem. I did not want to cancel the tour so we requested a different supplier. So sorry If you are still in Puerto please let me know at 954 1112794 and I will try to make up this experience with another. Lo siento.
Written January 31, 2020
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Ken D
Austin, TX2 contributions
The actual Bioluminescent part was amazing, we were lucky that it was cloudy during the full moon so we got to see the effect. The actual tour started off ok, the driver messaged me through WhatsApp and kept us informed of pick up time. So far so good. But here's where things went bad, the actual boat tour was over sold. They had 10 seats on the boat and put 16 people on it, this changed the weight of the boat and they had to reassign seats to balance that out. Which wouldn't be a big deal, but when you book a trip with your spouse you want to sit next to them. We weren't able to sit together for the trip, and weren't the only couple that got separated. When we arrived to the middle of the lake we were rushed off the boat, they had a tent set up in the middle of the lake so that you could go in and experience the effect even on cloudy nights. But since it was oversold it was pretty crowded in there, and hard to move around without bumping into people. The other issue was the life vest, they had several there but they didn't all have buckles, and since it's pitch black out there it's hard to figure out the size.

I would not recommend this company for a tour, we did several other tours in Puerto Escondido that we booked through our hotel that were amazing. Talk to your hotel and they can usually book trips for you.

My biggest issue was that it was overcrowded, it was unsafe to have 7 extra people on a boat. I understand that September is a slow season for the area, but trying to make up for it with overselling isn't the answer.

Last, we had booked the tour in English, but it was in Spanish. Fortunately we both understand Spanish, but they shouldn't advertise something that they can't do.
Written September 22, 2019
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Kathleen G
2 contributions
This tour was awesome! It was the perfect conditions. Our tour guide Kiko picked us up from where we were staying making this tour super convenient. He drove us to the activity. He was very honest letting us know the Bioluminescent happens in certain conditions. We went hoping for the best and it was so worth it! Kiko made every moment of this activity enjoyable. He speaks great English and was able to translate everything for me. He helped me overcome my little fear of jumping in dark lagoon! It was so worth it. We saw it and the experience was super adventurous. I highly recommend this tour!
Written July 15, 2018
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Andrew J
1 contribution
Mar 2018 • Friends
We were picked up on time and then spent ~1 hour in the shuttle van, picking up other members of the group and getting to the lagoon. We took a 20 minute boat road to the far end of the lagoon and then swam for ~20 minutes before returning to shore. The lagoon itself, including the boat ride, is really nice. The time in the water with the bio-luminescence is unlike anything I have seen or experienced. It's really amazing and, the slight anxiety about being in dark water in the nighttime adds to the overall sensation. I super recommend this trip.

NOTE: IF YOU WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE IN PUERTO AND BOOK WITH A LOCAL TOUR GROUP, IT WILL BE *MUCH* CHEAPER (~200-300 PESOS CHEAPER)
Written March 17, 2018
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tsrico
Puerto Escondido, Mexico9 contributions
Jan 2012 • Family
What a cool thing to witness and be a part of! We were picked up at our hotel and a short van ride later arrived at the turtle beach. We had the opportunity to check out the turtles, hold them, and finally during the most beautiful sunset I've seen we all set the turtles down in the sand to begin the trek to the open ocean..........I thought at first it sounded like a super "Touristy" thing to do, but it's now one of the things I tell people not to miss!!!
Written June 10, 2012
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Tracy W
5 contributions
Dec 2019
Jaciel took our family of four (including kids age 6 and 8) and one other tourist to Chacahua. We were picked up on time and took a boat ride through the lagoons of Chacahua. My husband is a birder, and he was pleased that Jaciel is also a good birder and they were able identify birds together as they found them. After the ride we went to see the crocodiles. While we liked seeing them, we were more impressed with seeing the crocodiles on Ventanilla Island. We then had lunch at a restaurant overlooking a spectacular stretch of beach. It looked like it should have been in a Corona commercial. The water was shallow and was easy swimming for the kids. While swimming, schools of small fish swam around us. After lunch and swimming we took a short hike up to a lighthouse. The lighthouse was open and we got to climb the stairs to the top for an amazing view. I would recommend bug spray for the hike, but if you forget the views are worth getting bit up for. We then relaxed at another restaurant with oysters and fresh coconuts while the kids splashed in the lagoon. It was a quick trip back on the boat and then we loaded up in the car and headed back to Puerto Escondido. This is a fabulous location well worth the time and money. We found it was cheaper to book directly with Eco Adventures than through Trip Advisor.
Written January 1, 2020
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Ophirthere
Ophir, CO6 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
I had low expectations but the experience blew me away! It was a little late- picked up at 9:00 (in April) and returned by 11:00. But there is no wasting of time during the tour. Everyone was super friendly, and even though there was no English spoken, I could understand enough.

The van was comfortable and air conditioned. I didn't notice if it had seatbelts- I was too tired on the return trip. The driver was professional did a good job and slowed way down for the speed bumps.

Once we got to the harbor, there was maybe a 5 minute wait before we boarded the open boat. Life jackets were offered once we got to the target spot, but not before. There was seating for everyone- the boat was not overcrowded.

The ride out in the dark was an interesting experience. The guides had a system for using flashlights every few minutes or so, to avoid collisions. And they generally travelled on the right side of the lagoon like a road. At first, I thought why not just keep the lights on until we got there, but with hindsight, it was good to let our eyes adjust to the dark so that the luminescence was perceived at its brightest. You could see the glow of the lights from town, and a few on the shore, but that was it.

After about 15 minutes, we slowed down and I was able to see a faint trail of light from the wake of the boat. We stuck our hands over the side and it was like magic! You had to move to see any effect, but once you did, it was like a Disney movie. Tiny points of light surrounded the movement. The bigger the movement, the more light. We "Ooohed" and "Ahhed" and laughed.

You would think swimming in the dark with a bunch of strangers would be weird. But the shared awe we all felt somehow made it like we were a big family for an hour. We were given life jackets and most of us swam around for a lengthy 30 minutes or so. My only complaint was that the boat's motor was never turned off. It would have been more of a natural experience to not smell the gas, or hear the constant hum of the motor...

We returned wet and happy (and tired), and were shuttled back to our beginning point almost exactly two hours from when we were picked up.

I highly recommend this tour!
Written April 13, 2018
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