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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  • If you can find a kid in town named Brandon, get him to take you over. He is the sweetest boat captain you could ever hope to meet. Took care of our car, came and got us way early in the morning, adde...  more »
  • It is really nice to get on a boat and take these beautiful lagoons. It is a must when you are in the region.
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  • Our group of four adults went to Parque Nacional Lagunas de Chacahua with Lalo Ecotours, based in Puerto Escondido. The tour company provided transportation for ten passengers in a very nice van. Trav...  more »

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