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. Add Laguna de Manialtepec to your Puerto Escondido travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Puerto Escondido trip itinerary planner.
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  • October 1, 2017
    A trip to this lagoon offers you surprise yourself with what nature offers... What is convenient is to visit it when night is really dark so that the effect of luminescence is notable, you can swim and see how it develops this natural phenomenon in water to the move. Consider that the darkness is vital to view the phenomenon, and enjoy it to 100.
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  • September 19, 2017
    I came to puerto escondido mostly for this attraction. I decided to enter one of the tour guide places to book my tour, instead of online. It was only $15usd per person! Totally worth this price. I su...  more »
  • September 1, 2017
    If you visit Puerto Escondido, is bound to the tour by Manialtepec lagoon. Departing there, to a few minutes on the road to Acapulco (Pinotepa) there several jetties where rent travel to witness this unique natural phenomenon.
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