Puerto Escondido

Bioluminescence experience in La Laguna de Manialtepec

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

From USD 30.83

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the natural phenomenon of bioluminescent plankton in the Manialtepec Lagoon during an evening tour. You'll receive personalized attention in a small group limited to only 10 travelers as you board a boat and then swim in the inky waters, watching a bioluminescent show created by the plankton below.
  • Discover the underwater wonders of bioluminescent plankton at the Manialtepec Lagoon
  • An ideal choice for adventure seekers and nature lovers
  • Snorkel and swim at your own pace in a small group limited to 10 people
  • Stress-free pickup means you don't have to find a meeting point

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat
  • guide
  • Food

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Bungalows Puerta del Sol
    Av. Del Morro, Playa Zicatela, 70934 Puerto Escondido, Oax., Mexico


Pickup points

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Start time

06:30 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We are in contact through calls or messages via WhatsApp, to confirm the departure time!!

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Traveller Photos

17 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Super cool experience
Jennifer_O, Mar 2023
My family loved this trip. It was definitely a highlight. The guide and the driver spoke great English.
Kieran_M, Mar 2023
It was a great and well organised trip. Its not possible to get good photos of the bioluminescence, so you must visit to the see the magical experience.
Nice evening activity
Vickie_S, Mar 2023
The experience was very interesting and beautiful. It would have been better if the tour guide spoke English. Another passenger translated a few things for us but we missed most information.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello Vickie Thanks for your kind review, sorry to learn that the boat guide didn´t speak english, we´ll take it seriously. thanks for bringing it to our attention, the boatguides are a third party provider. and again accept our apologies
A fun experience
Emily_D, Jan 2023
This is a great tour. It's magical to swim at night in the warm water and to have the bioluminescence light up as you move. Really enjoyed it and our guide did a great job pointing out birds that nest in the trees near the lagoon.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello Emily :) Thanks for your feedback, we are always happy to know that our passion for what we do translates to happy guests, new friends and wonderful experiences! Hoping to see you in the near future Viajes Dimar
Do not miss this amazing experience!!!
EnriqueAlan_F, Dec 2022
Amazing experience!! The experience is a thing that I have never seen in life, pictures and videos do not reflect the real experience there at all. And the service with the tour company and communication was very good.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hello Enrique, your preference is really appreciated, we are happy to know you enjoyed this tour. you´re right pictures or videos can´t describe what this amazing experience is, you have to live it. We hope to see you soon
Nice excursion.
Deborah_T, Nov 2022
It was a nice experience floating in the warm water and seeing it sparkling! The guide was really informative.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks Deborah,we are happy to know you enjoyed the tour. your preference is truly appreciated, it may help to other travelers to decide on the best option in Puerto Escondido.
Bioluminescent awesomeness
Alexia_C, Aug 2022
The bioluminescent lagoon was beautiful. The guide was very knowledgeable. The whole experience was fabulous.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello Alexia, thanks for sharing your experience, we´re glad you´ve enjoyed the tour, looking forward to seeing you soon Best regards