Laguna de Manialtepec
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Puerto Escondido: Bioluminescence Night Spectacle

1. Puerto Escondido: Bioluminescence Night Spectacle

Enjoy a pickup after sunset from your hotel lobby in Puerto Escondido. Head towards the Manialtepec lagoon in the darkness of night.  Marvel at a spectacular natural show while crossing the lagoon in a boat with the help of a local instructor. Experience the delightful reaction of how millions of microorganisms begin to illuminate the water as you swim or while you touch the water through the boat. Witness this rare event as there are only 2 lagoons in Mexico that have this spectacular and beautiful phenomenon.  Passing midnight and after enjoying this remarkable experience, you will be taken back to your hotel in Puerto Escondido.

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Puerto Escondido: Turtle Release and Bioluminescent Plankton

2. 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.

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From Puerto Escondido: Birdwatching on a Boat

3. 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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Puerto Escondido: Horse Riding and Manialtepec Hot Springs

4. 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.

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