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Laguna de Manialtepec, Puerto Escondido

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
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 would recommend going at night for the bioluminescents. Go on a night when the moon isn't bright, or better yet when its raining. The biolum's will be at there best when it very dark and the rain wo...  read more »
  • In this Lagoon is the phenomenon of phosphorescence and is masterly, but we must be honest and not believe if you get phosphorescent salts, or shining as a caricature, but when you can see the phenomenon it is magical... preferably should visit it when there is no Moon that night may be completely obscure to appreciate better.
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  • We took a van with about 10 people out to Manialtepec to see the bioluminescent algae in the lake. The van left at 7:30PM, and drove for about 20 minutes to the lake. Then you get in a boat, which tak...  read more »
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