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Puerto Escondido

Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Ride and Swim from Puerto Escondido

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    What to Expect
    Come and adventures into the phosphorescent waters of the Lagoon of Manialtepec. A magical place where plankton transforms into radiant bioluminescence lights. Microorganisms that react to movement.

    You will be picked up at 7 pm from your Puerto Escondido Hotel. Board a comfortable van and head north on the main road for about 20 minutes.. There you will board a 25 foot boat on a 71 minute boat ride to encounter an extraordinary eco-system with abundant wildlife such as birds, fish, iguanas, and plankton. We will proceed into the center of the lagoon in search of the bioluminescence lights where you will swim and live a magical experience Come and be amazed as the lights go on with every movement you make in the water and see an incredible sky with planets, constellations and stars.

    After our return from the lagoon you will be transported back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local driver/guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned van
    • Boat
    • Life jacket
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Make sure to bring a bathing suit and a towel
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I’ve done a few tours with Jaciel through eco tours and have had great experiences every time! Super fun, professional, and good prices. I would especially recommend the bioluminescence tour, which is one of the most spectacular things I’ve ever done
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    It was a great experience, nothing like it! Everyone was very nice and helpful. I will definetly recommend my family because they are trustworthy.
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    The actual Bioluminescent part was amazing, we were lucky that it was cloudy during the full moon so we got to see the effect. The actual tour started off ok, the driver messaged me through WhatsApp and kept us informed of pick up time. So far so good. But here's where things
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    Jaciel was a fantastic host. He made sure our tour was as comfortable and fun as possible. He has a good energy and set and upbeat mood in our group. Swimming in the dark in the middle of a lagoon is exciting enough, but the bioluminescence phenomenon is truly special. The best
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    Response from jaciel m, Owner at Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Ride and Swim from Puerto Escondido
    Responded 8 Jul 2019
    Hii!! Muchas gracias por tu comentario! Nos da mucho gusto que te aya gustado nuestro recorrido a las aguas bioluminisentes! Y si cien porciento de acuerdo ay que traer repelente especialmente en esta temporada de lluvia! Saludos y bendiciones!
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    I was hesitant about booking a bioluminescent tour after reading some poor reviews, however, I went on. Kiko, our guide, was very nice and entertaining. He told us the morning of the tour that the lagoon we were supposed to visit wasn’t that clear and he changed us to a better,
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