Laguna de Manialtepec

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Laguna de Manialtepec: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Puerto Escondido: Turtle Release and Bioluminescent Plankton

    1. Puerto Escondido: Turtle Release and Bioluminescent Plankton

    Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel lobby, then head to a preserved beach to join a local nature conservation group. Help newborn turtles reach the ocean that will be their home, and take amazing pictures with a picturesque sunset in the background. After sunset, set out on the Manialtepec lagoon under the darkness of night and marvel at a spectacular natural show. Experience the delightful reaction of millions of microorganisms beginning to illuminate as you swim. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.

  • Puerto Escondido: Manialtepec Lagoon SUP Experience

    2. Puerto Escondido: Manialtepec Lagoon SUP Experience

    After pickup from your Puerto Escondido accommodation, make your way to the beach to learn the fastest-growing water sport in the world. Drive north for about 20 minutes to the incredible Manialtepec Lagoon, where you are run through a SUP tutorial and receive your life jacket. Once fully instructed, paddle towards the rising or setting sun under the full supervision of your instructor. As you play out on the water, your guide keeps an eye on you at all times. Throughout your time on the water, discover that stand-up paddle boarding is easy to learn, a lot of fun, and a great work out. Paddle for more than an hour out on the spectacular lagoon, with the chance to go for a swim included. Throughout your activity there is also the chance to take pictures, which your guides can share with you after your tour.

  • Puerto Escondido: Horse Riding and Manialtepec Hot Springs

    3. Puerto Escondido: Horse Riding and Manialtepec Hot Springs

    Following a pickup from your accommodation in Puerto Escondido, drive north to a local town to start your horseback adventure. Here you’ll ride tamed trained horses into the jungle and head to the remote thermal pools of Manialtepec.  The well-trained horses make the trip accessible to riders of all skill levels and make it easy to take photos and enjoy the views along the way. The ride is simply amazing as it crosses streams and rivers, offering views of local wildlife and ranches along the way. Pass the sun-soaked beaches and sheer cliffs before arriving at the incredible hot spring park.  Enjoy ample time to soak and swim in the healing hot pools before your return ride and eventual drop-off at your accommodation.

  • From Puerto Escondido: Birdwatching on a Boat

    4. From Puerto Escondido: Birdwatching on a Boat

    Start the tour with pick up from the lobby of your hotel in Puerto Escondido. Then, set off on an adventure to Manialtepec Lagoon in 'Las Negras' town where a boat will be waiting for you. Climb aboard and begin exploring the lagoon and its wonderful natural refuge of migratory and local birds. Navigate through the dense vegetation so you can see the different kinds of mangroves. After 2 hours of sailing, reach the end of the lagoon where you can observe the union of the river, the sea and the lagoon - an impressive view. Next, sail up the Manialtepec River until you will arrive at Puerto Suelo, a beautiful beach where you can disembark to take a walk, swim or enjoy a delicious meal in the palapas. After approximately 1.5 hours of exploring here, take the boat to go back to the community. Here, a van will be waiting to return you to Puerto Escondido.

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