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Laguna de Manialtepec, Puerto Escondido

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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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  • We went on a lagoon tour with Javier Santos who is very knowledgeable and friendly. We also enjoyed lunch prepared by his parents on the beach at Puerto Suelo. What a nice day!  more »
  • Drove up from Puerto to see the lagoon and stopped for a bite at the restaurant. Don't know the name of the dish we had but it was excellent. It was 3 pastry shells fillled with shrimp and cheese with...  more »
  • Brill one/two day trip. fresh fish, crocs, beautiful scenery and getting together with the locals. watch the undertow in the sea and the crabs under rocks in the lagoon. Chill for the day in real beau...  more »