Puerto Escondido

Manialtepec Lagoon and Beach Break Day Trip from Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

From USD 52.00

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


Pair nature-watching with beach time, and you have this enjoyable 5-hour guided tour to Manialtepec Lagoon and Puerto Suelo from Puerto Escondido. If you’re a bird-lover, then make sure to bring your camera to capture the herons, parrots and migrant birds that call the lagoon home. Learn about the local vegetation and wildlife as you cruise the lagoon, and then head to the beach for a refreshing swim. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this budget-friendly tour.
  • 5-hour day trip to Manialtepec Lagoon and Puerto Suelo from Puerto Escondido
  • Visit the sanctuary of Manialtepec Lagoon
  • See a variety of wildlife, including herons, iguanas, ibis, ducks and parrots
  • Stroll along the beach of Puerto Suelo
  • Learn about the surrounding ecosystem
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Bilingual guide
  • Round-trip transfer to hotels in Puerto Escondido
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

08:00 am

Pickup details

We pick up from all hotels in the Downtown area Reconfirm your pick up time 24 hrs in advance the starting time.

What To Expect

During your stay in Puerto Escondido, don’t miss the chance to explore Manialtepec Lagoon, a natural habitat for migrant birds and other wildlife. After morning pickup from your hotel, travel with your guide through Bacocho, a hotel zone, before stepping aboard a boat at a pier in the neighborhood of ‘Las Negras.’


Cruise across Manialtepec Lagoon surrounded by dense vegetation and learn about its ecosystem. It’s common to see ibis, parrots, iguanas and herons.


The boat then takes you along Manialtepec River to Puerto Suelo beach. Step into the soft sand and go for a swim, or work up a tan. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on where to grab a bite to eat (own expense).


Your 5-hour tour ends with transport back to your hotel.

Playa Bacocho

After hotel pickup in Puerto Escondido, your tour begins with a visit to the hotel zone of Bacocho.

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Laguna Manialtepec

Continue on with the excursion to the Lagoon of Manialtepec. After arriving in the community of “Las Negras”, you’ll hop aboard a small boat to visit the lagoon and get to know this amazing natural refugee which is home to migrant birds, going across the thick vegetation. As you admire eat, learn from your guide about the natural ecosystem that this natural attraction brings with a huge quantity of fauna, including herons, iguanas, ibis, ducks, and parrots. Continue the tour as you get into Manialtepec River visiting Puerto Suelo beach, where the boat will land so you can walk by the beach or swim and enjoy a delicious meal (at your expense). Your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off in Puerto Escondido.

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • This tour requires a minimum of 4 pax to operate. Subject to cancellation.
  • May be operated in both English or Spanish
  • Recommendations: Please bring a camera, bug repellent, sunscreen, hat or cap, swimsuit, sandals, spare cash and be eager to have fun!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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Watching nature, fauna...
Michael_S, May 2022
Watching nature, fauna and birds in their natural habitat was just amazing. The guide was very informative and seemed to know all the birds by name.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Amig@ Wow! Thank you very much for your assistance with this experience, we are sure that part of the experience is put by each one of the participants. Thank you very much. Dulce, Amigo Tours