Lagoons, Birds, Crocodiles and Beaches
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
- Panoramic views: Enjoy a scenic drive as you take in the beautiful Laguna de Manialtepec.
- Cacalotepec: Nature lovers will marvel at the lovely trees within this peaceful settlement.
- Zapotalito: Board your boats from this fishing village to coast through the mangroves to reach the islands, where you will admire the rich wildlife, particularly the variety of birds that nest within its dense vegetation.
- Crocodile Biological Center and Chacahua beach: Learn more about this reserve that protects some 180 amphibians of three species before enjoying a refreshing swim at the lovely Chacahua Beach.
About This Puerto Escondido Tour
If you are a lover of nature, then this GoBe tour is for you. Sit back and enjoy breathtaking views of the Laguna de Manialtepec on the way to the sleepy settlement of Cacalotepec. What makes this first stop so special is the beautiful stand of unique trees, many over a century old. Originally brought from Africa, they lend even more beauty to this remote, unspoiled locale. Perhaps you'll meet some of the few villagers who call Cacalotepec home. Visit the crocodile center to get up close to these fascinating creatures and learn about efforts to protect and coexist with them.
Continue on to the fishing village of Zapotalito, where you will board your boat to take you to the islands. Once again, you will be treated to the rich beauty of this region as you spot some of the migratory birds that spend the season in this lush paradise. In addition to bird species such as the garza tigre, martins, pelicans and blue, white and grey herons, you may catch a glimpse of a turtle or a coati.
Visit the Crocodile Biological Center to get up close to these fascinating creatures and learn about efforts to protect and co-exist with them before continuing on to Chacahua beach. Swim in the ocean and frolic in the sand, taking in the ocean breeze and the sights and sounds of the local area. Maybe treat yourself within your free time to a delicious fresh seafood meal and a refreshing drink at the bar.
Travelers looking for an experience that is removed from many of the "touristy" activities will find this a refreshing change of pace.
Nature Lovers Dream
This part of Puerto Escondido is a nature lover's dream, with over 163 types of birds, cool and secluded lagoons, and fascinating mangrove trees. Children in the surrounding villages are taught early on to care for their rich and diverse natural environment, and hunting is forbidden.
Please meet in the lobby or reception area of your Puerto Escondido hotel, our representative will be holding a sign with your name or the tour's name on it. You must confirm the name of your hotel at checkout, so we know where to pick you up.
Lunch is on your own but can be purchased at the Crocodile Biological Center. Enjoy some wonderful photo opportunities as you get up close to nature.
There is a moderate activity with minimal walking but you must be able to get on and off the boat. The tour is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for persons with limited mobility.
Wilderness/Wildlife, Boat Tour, Beach
Air-Conditioned Van or Bus and a Boat.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Non-refundable if canceled within 24 hours of requested services.
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