Oaxaca
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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.

  • 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.

  • La Crucecita: Private Yacht Cruise in Huatulco with Drinks

    3. La Crucecita: Private Yacht Cruise in Huatulco with Drinks

    The day begins with pickup from your hotel in La Crucecita and heads to Huatulco. Hop onboard your private yacht then set sail onto the glistening coast, watching out for dolphins along the way and soaking up epic sea views. Cruise by the area’s many white sandy beaches and beautiful bays, including Santa Cruz, Organo, Maguey, Cacaluta, and Chachacual. Sunbathe on deck and sip on a refreshing beer, or cool off with a swim in the sea and go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life.  There’s also time to stop at a bay of your choice for a stroll along the shore. You can grab a bite to eat at one of the many seafood restaurants, and get a taste of traditional cuisine. At the end of an unforgettable day, enjoy drop-off back to your hotel.

    It was an amazingly fun full day! We were picked up later than described in trip description, but was made up at end of day. Captain and assistant were very attentive, informative and enthusiastic. They played music to our request. Cruised to several of the bays, snorkeled as much as we wanted , swam as much as we wanted and were taken to a beach for a beachside lunch. Captain took us to an area for dolphin watching and kept the beer flowing! We were allowed to take food of our own as well for snacks throughout the day. It really was a very fun day.. If ever I return to Huatulco, I’ll be booking this again! Maybe even a sunset cruise, if available. Keep up the good work!

  • Puerto Escondido: Horse Ride to the Atotonilco Hot Springs

    4. 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

    5. 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...

  • Puerto Escondido: Sunrise Dolphin and Whale Watching

    6. Puerto Escondido: Sunrise Dolphin and Whale Watching

    Start the day at 6:00 AM with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Escondido. Head straight to the beach to board your early-morning sightseeing boat. Over the course of your 3-hour cruise, gaze at the stunning, crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, revelling in the beauty of the Oaxacan coast. Keep your eyes open for the panoply of sea life that call the waters surrounding Puerto Escondido home. Spot marine life such as whales, dolphins, or massive sea turtles. As you jet through the waters, your expert captain will find the best spots to give you the best chance of seeing the sea’s most beautiful marine life. Relax as you cruise through the calm waters, enjoying the sunrise over the pristine sea, and let nature surprise you with its beauty. After your cruise, you’ll head back to the dock to get the transportation back to your hotel.

  • Puerto Escondido: Huatulco Snorkel Adventure with Transfer

    7. Puerto Escondido: Huatulco Snorkel Adventure with Transfer

    The experience begins with pickup from your accommodation in Puerto Escondido and heads to Huatulco, home to white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Huatulco is a pollution-free, protected natural area, and has an array of marine species including puffer fish, starfish, and more. Follow your instructor into the waters of La Entrega, less than 10 minutes away from the Main Bay of Santa Cruz. Explore this impressive underwater landscape, and admire the exotic marine life that lives here. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, there’s time to grab lunch at a local beachfront restaurant (not included). At the end of an epic adventure, relax on the return journey to your accommodation.

  • From Puerto Escondido: Nizandú Hot Springs Visit

    8. 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

    9. 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.

  • Huatulco: Waterfalls and Coffee Plantation Tour

    10. Huatulco: Waterfalls and Coffee Plantation Tour

    Leave the beach in Huatulco behind for a day and head into the mountains of Oaxaca. On this 7.5-hour tour you’ll enjoy a drive to a finca known as La Gloria. Take a tour of the facilities and learn about the entire process of coffee cultivation – which transforms the beans into the delicious drink you know so well. Continue your adventure with a refreshing dip at the Llano Grande waterfalls – a magical place with crystal-clear waters. For the grand finale, enjoy a delicious traditional Oaxacan meal.

    Coffee plantation and mezcal tasting poor quality presentation.drive there grueling as mostly dirt roads that twisted about up the mountain. Falls gorgeous! Walk hard for elderly as requires a mile of walking at least and path steep at one place down and many obstacles to trip on . Very doable for younger crowd or those in fairly good shape.Guides very helpful and friendly, they spoke English well and informative, also on time!

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It was an amazingly fun full day! We were picked up later than described in trip description, but was made up at end of day. Captain and assistant were very attentive, informative and enthusiastic. They played music to our request. Cruised to several of the bays, snorkeled as much as we wanted , swam as much as we wanted and were taken to a beach for a beachside lunch. Captain took us to an area for dolphin watching and kept the beer flowing! We were allowed to take food of our own as well for snacks throughout the day. It really was a very fun day.. If ever I return to Huatulco, I’ll be booking this again! Maybe even a sunset cruise, if available. Keep up the good work!

Coffee plantation and mezcal tasting poor quality presentation.drive there grueling as mostly dirt roads that twisted about up the mountain. Falls gorgeous! Walk hard for elderly as requires a mile of walking at least and path steep at one place down and many obstacles to trip on . Very doable for younger crowd or those in fairly good shape.Guides very helpful and friendly, they spoke English well and informative, also on time!

We were six of us and we had such a fun and amazing experience. Yes, the road is not paved and is bumpy but the scenery is worth it. We had an amazing experience with our tour guide, Saul. A definitely will recommend this tour to others

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.

Aside from the initial forgetfulness but the agency recovered by sending a person specifically to the hotel, we sailed for about two hours seeing whales, dolphins and turtles.