Lagunas de Chacahua Parque Nacional, Puerto Escondido

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The Lagunas de Chacahua National Park, created in 1937, is a national park located in the Municipality of Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, about 54 km west of Puerto Escondido, near a village called Zapotalito. It can be reached via Federal Highway 200 or by boat from Puerto Escondido. The park encompasses 132.73 square kilometres, about 30 km² of which is taken by various lagoons such as the ‘’’Laguna de Chacahua,’’’ ‘’’Laguna de La Pastoria,’’’ and Laguna Las Salinas. There are various smaller lagoons that are connected by narrow channels. The rest of the park consists of dry land.The park has 10 different types of vegetation: “selva espinosa", swampland, deciduous, sub tropical broadleaf, mangroves, savannah, “bosque de galleria”, “tular”, palm trees, and coastal dunes. 246 species of flowers and 189 species of animals have been documented so far in the park. Birds such as storks, herons, wild ducks, blue-winged teals, pelicans, and spoonbills can be found here. Three species of turtles also visit the park to lay their eggs.There are boat tours to observe the shores, mangroves and the many birds that fish these waters. These tours usually include a stop to sample the local food and to visit a crocodile nursery which raises several Mexican Pacific coast crocodiles .
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  • July 18, 2017
    The best option to visit this place definitely is with "Lalo Tours", they were always friendly, attentive and make you have a good time, must be taken into account to see the luminescence climate has to be on your side, but leaving aside the luminescence, searched when you dipped a lagoon with water to 35 degrees in the dark? Unique experience! It is worthwhile too!
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  • May 18, 2017
    I can't stop repeating that the beaches of Puerto Escondido invites us to rest and reflect more safely, and always taking their precautions like everything in life.
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  • May 1, 2017
    Lagunas de Chacahua to reach can be a challenge, which is well worth overcoming. The place is truly paradise; Although there are not many hospitality industry, it is possible to camp, almost all of the booths where you install the store offer showers and bathrooms. I recommend taking the tour to see the luminescences at night, do not be afraid and throw you into the water, never forget it.
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