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Lagoon a few miles away from Puerto Escondido featuring lush plant life and pristine beaches.
Las Negras Mixtepec | km 123 preguntar por Agustín o Gloria en el restaurant vista hermosa, Puerto Escondido 71981, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friends and i went to see the luminescent plankton, and i can truly say it has been one of the most amazing experience I've had. We swam in the lagoon at night, and everything would glow. Very very recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank anferk333
Reviewed 1 week ago

Laguna de Manialtepec is one of the most incredible wildlife habitats in the world. I have done a birdwatching tour there which was fascinating and a good way to exercise while on vacation. Get in touch with Eco Adventures for the bioluminescent plankton tour. One...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank svoisin123
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour arranged through our hotel, Casamar Suites in Zicatela, was SO GREAT. I wish I knew the name of the tour company, but maybe get the info from them? We did the bird/lagoon daylight thing which was nice, but the sunset on the beach...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an incredible experience. Our group was taken out in a boat on this beautiful lagoon while the sun was still up. The guide pointed out birds here and there then delivered us to a sandy beach area to watch the sunset. The best part...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went 2 days before Full Moon and could not see much. The “covered shed” to which we have to swim to... and only inside can you see the phosphorescent light. I had asked the tour guide... and he promised that it was OK to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ramuchum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went on three tours with Lalo and had an amazing experience on each one. We went on a bird-watching tour, night swimming in the bio-luminescent lagoon, and horseback riding to hot springs. We were so lucky to have Eve as our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ecruz87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there at night to see the bioluminiscence, it is crazy incredible! Something you do not see anywhere else. Cellphones or go pro's cannot take a good picture of this phenomenon, their lense is not good enough, you need a camera however, I think...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gaaabby
Reviewed 4 December 2018

We went with Manglar Bird Tours. The transportation from Puerto was about 1/2 hour and we went out in the boat right away. It was a beautiful evening with stars out and calm water. The water was very warm. Most of our group of 10...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnyoung22222
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

This was ridiculously awesome. I went on my own as my husband was sick and was a bit nervous but there was no need. Got picked up by friendly driver, good communication and service when booking, competitive pricing, nice boat guide and good instructions when...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank a c
Reviewed 9 November 2018

The best place i have been.. Season was perfect and bioluminescence was wonderful. i paid like 15USD to a tour guys and they pick me up and leave me at my hotel. Paid like another 4USD for a 40 minutes ride boat. Experience is amazing,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul J
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20 February 2018|
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Response from Maritolachi | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend goofing as late as possible as the darker it is the more bioluminescence will show. Also if your Spanish is good you can go straight to the lagoon and deal the price there as it will be way cheaper than if... More
8 November 2017|
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Response from 268rileyr |
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.