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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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  • Without exaggeration, one cannot describe the phenomenon of bio luminiscence. All I can say is that It is a must see and live. Undoubtedly it's worth the cost (about $350mxn) and the trip (25 min from...  more »
  • I was certainly surprised and fascinated the experience! It is magical and reminds us about how amazing it is nature! 100% worth!
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  • Very nice although there is much publicity exaggerated about the tour, really the famous bioluminescence is not as much as they show in the pictures of tours agencies.
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