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Laguna de Manialtepec

Las Negras Mixtepec | km 123 preguntar por Agustín o Gloria en el restaurant vista hermosa, Puerto Escondido 71981, Mexico
+52 954 123 4005
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Lagoon a few miles away from Puerto Escondido featuring lush plant life and pristine beaches.
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“full moon” (5 reviews)
Las Negras Mixtepec | km 123 preguntar por Agustín o Gloria en el restaurant vista hermosa, Puerto Escondido 71981, Mexico
+52 954 123 4005
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

We took a van with about 10 people out to Manialtepec to see the bioluminescent algae in the lake. The van left at 7:30PM, and drove for about 20 minutes to the lake. Then you get in a boat, which takes you to the center...More

Thank Allison P
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We tour Laguna Manialtepec late afternoon for bird watching and evening for the fluorescent experience in the water. Words can not describe it; unfortunately, cell cameras or regular video cameras can not catch the fluorescent color in the water but the experience is for lifetime.

Thank GilGrc
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The bioluminescent water is a must see in Puerto Escondido, we had a great guide and a wonderful boat captain. Everything was very safe even though you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere at night.

Thank joykoping
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

May was our second visit to Hotel Escondido this year! In January our timing was perfect to swim in the Bio-luminus Bay! Out of this world, rare occurrence that only happens a few places in the world. Definitely a Bucket list check off! AND, our...More

Thank Kat S
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Tour guid was very knowledgeable and we had a great time. I wish I would have had time to experience the bioluminescent your, but time didn't permit

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 4 May 2016

If you get to do this tour you should. Amazing! Beautiful scenery that makes you appreciate disconnecting from our very chaotic cold society. Amazing tour!

Thank Kroyler G
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Eve from Lalo Ecotours was our guide for the morning birding tour. He picked us up on time, 6:30 am from our hotel, and safely drove us in a clean air conditioned van to their business at the lagoon. We are a family of 5,...More

Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Beautiful lagoon, in the night time the water gets florescending like in the movie "the life of pi". it was a truly special experience i can just recommend to do!

Thank Oliver K
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Taking a tour to see the bioluminscent plankton glow of the laguna on a moonless night is perhaps the most magical thing I have done--in my life. Floating in the laguna, water aglow, sky full of stars. An experience to remember for the rest of...More

1  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This is a great evening diversion for people who are spending a week or more in Pto Escondido, but if you want to see the lagoon, go on a day tour. If you want to experience nature while on this tour, ask the tour guide...More

Thank cwfoss2016
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Jeffrey D
8 November 2017|
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Response from Riley R |
You can check the lunar calendar to see where your trip falls during the moon cycle. I can not recommend a bioluminescent tour when there is a lot of moonlight, but during the darker 1/2 of the month, others have said it is... More
30 January 2017|
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.
tarryn v
9 September 2015|
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.