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Laguna de Manialtepec, Puerto Escondido

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Water Body Nature / Park
Explore Laguna de Manialtepec, a scenic coastal lagoon surrounded by lush mangrove trees. The name of the lagoon means "Lizard Place" in the indigenous Nahuatl language. Rent a sailboat, enjoy the picturesque landscape, or take a swim in the lake's mix of fresh and saltwater. Birders should keep their eyes out for numerous permanent and migratory avian species. If you visit at night, you might see the lagoon's famous phosphorescent lights, set aglow by movement. Plan to visit Laguna de Manialtepec during your Puerto Escondido vacation using our convenient Puerto Escondido tour planner.
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  • I loved swimming in the lagoon at night - the water was warm and, thanks to bioluminescent plankton, silvery when disturbed by my hands or body. Or the boat. Or nearby fish. Our guide had life jackets...  more »
  • don't miss this great opportunity to see lots of birds, beautiful vegetation. Go with Javier in his boat to his parents home on the "Barra." You will love it. Miles of private beach. Eat a diner of La...  more »
  • We did one of the night tours to see the glowing plankton! It was very nice and the water was actually pretty warm. The only thing that crosses your mind every now and then are the Alligators that act...  more »