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  • Puerto Escondido: Horse Ride to the Atotonilco Hot Springs

    1. Puerto Escondido: Horse Ride to the Atotonilco Hot Springs

    After pickup in Puerto Escondido, drive for 30 minutes to the town of San José Manialtepec, appreciating the local culture as you go. Once in town, choose your own horse and start the adventure toward the hot springs. Ride with a guide who will give you all the best practices for handling the horse so you don't need to be an expert. Venture through the river and admire the local flora and fauna. Marvel at the beautiful colorful birds, and see some fields with local and organic fruit. After 1.5 hours of horse riding, arrive at the hot springs. Take a dip in the relaxing thermal waters in pools of varying heat intensity. Once you've had a refreshing bath, ride your horse back to San José Manialtepec again, from where you'll head back to Puerto Escondido for drop-off at your hotel.

    Everybody was so accommodating and the pictures we got from the breathtaking nature were incredible. Incredible memories! Everyone was on time which is unheard of around here.

  • Puerto Escondido: Oaxaca Coast Crocodile and Turtle Ecotour

    2. Puerto Escondido: Oaxaca Coast Crocodile and Turtle Ecotour

    Leaving Puerto Escondido behind, take a 1-hour drive away to your first stop on this ecotour of the Oaxaca coast. The adventure starts at the Laguna Ventanilla ecological park by taking a boat to discover all sizes of crocodiles, terrestrial turtle, and iguanas in their natural habitat.   Marvel at the red and white mangroves, the different kinds of bird the local, and the migratory birds arriving alongside tale deer. Look out for spider monkeys freely walking around and take the chance to feed them with some fruit and veggies.   Next up, move to on Mazunte where you will visit an organic make up factory run by local women. See the process of how they make their organic products from scratch. The next stop is at the National Mexican Turtle Center where you will see 7 of the 9 turtles species that the Oaxacan coast has to offer. The last stop will be at Zipolite — the only nude beach i...

  • From Puerto Escondido: Nizandú Hot Springs Visit

    3. From Puerto Escondido: Nizandú Hot Springs Visit

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the day and spend the day relaxing in the Nizandú thermal baths. Departing from your hotel in Puerto Escondido, travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle to the hot springs. Upon arrival, dive in to these all-natural pools and soak up their healing properties. Enjoy a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the nearby river to cool down. Spend the day exploring each of the 6 pools at your own pace. After a full day's relaxation, head back to your hotel in Puerto Escondido.

  • From Huatulco: Crocodiles and Turtles Eco Day-Tour

    4. From Huatulco: Crocodiles and Turtles Eco Day-Tour

    Visit Ventanilla, a hour away from the Bays of Huatulco and go through the mangroves to observe crocodiles in their natural habitat. Next is a visit to Mazunte to see the Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga Research Station. This aquarium habitat is home to 7 of the 9 species of turtles found on the coast of the state of Oaxaca and features a natural cosmetics workshop and community cooperative. End your tour with a meal and sample traditional Mexican foods such as meat, beans and mescal.

  • Puerto Escondido: Horse Riding and Manialtepec Hot Springs

    5. 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

    6. 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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Everybody was so accommodating and the pictures we got from the breathtaking nature were incredible. Incredible memories! Everyone was on time which is unheard of around here.