TOURS AND ACTIVITIES

 

In our wide range of tours we are sure we have something for everyone. We can modify our tours to your requests, so get in touch to plan an unforgettable vacation!

Most of our tours require a minimum of 3 people, but if you are travelling in pairs or solo please get in touch as we might have others interested for the same dates as you.

LAGOON, BIRD WATCHING, SUNSET, BONFIRE, BIOLUMINESCENCE

  • We will pick you up 3.5 hours before sunset, the drive to the pier is around 30 minutes.
  • We will navigate the entire lagoon and its main channel while observing and identifying different types of birds in the mangrove trees, if possible we will visit where the sigüeñas, frigates and cormorants are nesting.
  • We will disembark on the beach where the river, the sea and the lagoon meet to see the sunset and later have a bonfire with hot dogs and with s’mores.
  • In the evening, we will explore the lagoon to witness the phenomenon of bioluminescence, where we will swim and enjoy this miracle. On moonlit nights we will have to swim under a floating roof that allows us to appreciate the sparks of bioluminescence in the dark.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Bring 1 towel per person, swimwear, sandals, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera, a change of dry clothes, and cash to pay for the tour and meals.

Wetland ecosystems are wonderful.

Get ready to enjoy the most important coastal habitat!

Price

$73-75 USD
per person

Schedule

Departure 3 hours before sunset, return 2 hours after sunset.

Duration

5 hours or more.

Included

Round trip transportation if you are within the Puerto Escondido area.

Request a quote for transportation from other areas outside of Puerto Escondido.

MINIMUM

It is necessary to have a minimum of 4 people for the tour takes place.

CHACAHUA LAGOONS NATIONAL PARK

  1. We begin with a splendid morning tour on a boat to observe a variety of birds, tunnels and islands of mangrove trees.
  2. We will visit a crocodile preservation and research center.
  3. Visit to the stone arch on a virgin beach.
  4. Light hike (15 minutes) up the hill, where from the lighthouse you can see the lagoon system, the island of the town of Chacahua, its beaches and the sea.
  5. We will have enough time to eat a seafood platter (Price not included) and to relax in a hammock a few steps from the beach and the sea.
  6. In the afternoon from the boat we will see a wonderful sunset in the middle of the lagoon.
  7. We will finish at night with an explanation about the fantastic phenomenon of bioluminescence and we will swim in the wáter that glows to the touch.
  8. Later we will return to Puerto Escondido.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Bring 1 towel per person, swimwear, hat, sunscreen, sandals or tennis shoes, a change of dry clothes and cash to pay for the tour and your meals.

Price

$73-75 USD
per person

SCHEDULE

Departure 6 or 7am TBD. Return 2 hours after sunset.

Duration

12 hours or more.

Included

Ground transportation is included to and from your home or hotel to the lagoon if you are within the Puerto Escondido area, as well as nautical transportation on the boat.

Request a quote for ground transportation with us if you are in another area outside of Puerto Escondido.

Note: The waves in Chacahua are wonderful and there is the possibility of a surf class with an extra cost of $700mxn (please mention if this is something you’re interested in to arrange advance payment).

Minimum

It is necessary to have a minimum of 4 people for the tour takes place.

OAXACAN COASTAL ROUTE

Option 1: We will visit a beautiful coastal lagoon by rowboat and with the help of a local guide we will see crocodiles, a variety of birds, iguanas, we will visit an island where we will feed deer On the island will can have breakfast: quesadilla, tlayuda and a delicious coconut and a coffee (not included).

Option 2: We will embark in Puerto Ángel carrying a fishing rod, if we are lucky during the journey out to sea we will see dolphins, turtles and whales (from November to May). With that same boat we visit 3 beaches (La mina, La boquilla and Estacahuite) in one we will snorkel, in another we will dive into the sea from a rock and in the last we will have time to swim and have some snack (not included). As a group we can choose a restaurant for lunch.

Option 3: We will visit the Turtle Aquarium in Mazunte or we will end with a 15-minute walk to see the Sunset at a spectacular viewpoint called Punta Cometa.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Bring 1 towel per person, swimwear, sandals or tennis shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a change of dry clothes and cash to pay for the tour and meals.

Price

$73-75 USD
per person

Schedule

Departure 6:30 am. Return 1 or 2 hours after sunset.

Duration

Approximately 12 hours

INCLUDED

Round trip transportation is included to and from your home or hotel if you are within the Puerto Escondido area.

Request a quote for ground transportation with us if you are in another area outside of Puerto Escondido.

Minimum

It is necessary to have a minimum of 3 people for the tour takes place.

HORSEBACK RIDING + HOT SPRINGS

We will ride for an hour crossing the river repeatedly, listening to the song of wild birds and appreciating the country landscape. We will arrive at the hot spring pools where we will have two hours to relax. Later we will return with the horses to the town from which we left and if the group agrees we can eat in a restaurant in front of a lagoon.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Bring 1 towel per person, swimwear, sandals or tennis shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a change of dry clothes and cash to pay for the tour and meals.

Price

$50 USD
per person

Schedule

Depart 6am or 3pm.

Duration

Approximately 6 hours

INCLUDED

Ground transportation is included to and from your home or hotel if you are within the Puerto Escondido area.

Request a quote for ground transportation with us if you are in another area outside of Puerto Escondido.

MINIMUM

It is necessary to have a minimum of 4 people for the tour takes place.

SPORTS FISHING

  • We will pick you up at 6:30 am, we will drive to the pier in about 15 minutes.
  • We will sail to the area in which our captain has knowledge that in the previous days they have fished.
  • During our adventure it is sometimes possible to see pods of dolphins or humpback whales.
  • We will have life jackets, drinks, fishing rods and bait.
  • If we catch something, the prey can be released (if it is still living) or can be kept to eat for lunch (by tradition it is divided between the tourist crew and the captain in equal parts).
  • On our return, we have a restaurant near the beach where we can cook whatever has been caught in different ways.
  • After you have eaten, we will take you back to your house at around 2pm.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Bring 1 towel per person, swimwear, sandals, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera, a change of dry clothes, and cash to pay for the tour and meals.

We are in an ideal area for fishing!

Price

$300 USD
per person

Schedule

Departure 6:30 am.

Duration

Approximately 5 hours or more.

INCLUDED

Round trip transportation if you are within the Puerto Escondido area.

Request a quote for ground transportation with us if you are in another area outside of Puerto Escondido.

MAXIMUM

The maximum capacity in our maritime transport is 5 people.

DOLPHIN WATCHING (NOV-MAR WHALES)

  • We will pick you up at 6:30 am and go to the beach where our boat will be waiting for us, where we will give you your life jacket, a refreshing drink and your snorkeling mask.
  • On this adventure it is possible to see dolphins, turtles, manta rays, schools of fish, seabirds, whale sharks, and from November to May the migration of humpback whales and even killer whales.
  • Our captain will confirm whethere we can swim or not.
  • After this wonderful adventure we will take you home.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Bring a bathing suit, sandals, 1 towel per person, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses. Remember that phones and cameras can get wet. We also ask you to be attentive to the recommendations of our captain at all times.

Mexico is one of the top 10 countries with the greatest biodiversity.

Enjoy this adventure by the sea to the fullest!

Price

$45 USD
per person

Schedule

Departure 6:30 am. Return 10am.

Duration

Approximately 3 hours and half.

INCLUDED

Round trip transportation if you are within the Puerto Escondido area.

Request a quote for ground transportation with us if you are in another area outside of Puerto Escondido.

MINIMUM

It is necessary to have a minimum of 4 people for the tour takes place.

RELEASE OF TURTLES

It will take us around 45 minutes to get to the beach where we will release several baby sea turtles. We work with the oldest and best sustainable cooperative and protector of sea turtles on the Oaxacan coast. The release of the turtles takes place within the most important turtle sanctuary in Mexico.

In order to request an Access permit from the local and national authorities, we will need the full name of all participants. The release of turtles is in a protected natural área.

  • We will ask for your help to follow all the instructions of our local guide.
  • The local guide will show us the place where we can release the turtles.
  • There will be a short talk about the life cycle of sea turtles as well as the work that the cooperative has been developing in recent years.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Please follow all the directions of our local guide, stay close to the group all the time, do not take flash photos, do not touch the turtles without having washed your hands well, do not release the turtle without first giving it a name!

It is everyone's job to save the turtles.

Get ready to live an unforgettable experience!

Price

$45 USD
per person

Schedule

4:00 pm

Duration

Approximately 3 hours.

INCLUDED

Round trip transportation if you are within the Puerto Escondido area.

Request a quote for ground transportation with us if you are in another area outside of Puerto Escondido.

MINIMUM

It is necessary to have a minimum of 4 people for the tour takes place.

HORSEBACK RIDING ON THE BEACH

  • We will pick you up 1.5 hours before sunset, sign a letter of consent, and then we will drive to meet the horses.
  • We will go down a path by horseback until we reach the beach.
  • We will ride at a trot or gallop (depending on your experience) towards the end of the beach where there is a cliff that is ideal for taking photos with the sunset.
  • It is a magical and exciting moment to be able to gallop to the seashore with the colors of the sunset, the sea and the endless beach.
  • Upon our return a cold beer will be waiting for us and then we will take you back to your house.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Bring long pants, a camera, tennis shoes or boots, cash to pay for the tour and meals.

Prepare to experience the magic of the beach, the sea, the warm tropical heat and the sunset!

Price

$50 USD
per person

Schedule

Departure 1.5 hours before sunset.

Duration

Approximately 2 hours.

INCLUDED

Round trip transportation if you are within the Puerto Escondido area.

Request a quote for ground transportation with us if you are in another area outside of Puerto Escondido.

MINIMUM

It is necessary to have a minimum of 3 people for the tour takes place.

RAFTING

  • Enjoy a refreshing rafting trip on the Colotepec River, with sections of semi-rapid and calm waters.
  • Navigating the river we will observe a variety of birds through a wonderful country landscape.
  • This tour is ideal to share with friends or the whole family.
  • Prior to the trip you must sign a letter of consent.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Bring a swimsuit, 1 towel per person, and water shoes.

This tour is only available at certain times of the year, depending on the rain.

Price

$50 USD
per person

Schedule

Departure 3pm. Return 7pm.

Duration

Approximately 4 hours.

INCLUDED

Ground transportation is included to and from your home or hotel if you are within the Puerto Escondido area.

Request a quote for ground transportation with us if you are staying in another area outside of Puerto Escondido.

MINIMUM

It is necessary to have a minimum of 4 people for the tour takes place.

NESTING OF TURTLES

  • We will pick you up 2 hours before sunset, drive about 40 minutes to the beach where we will witness the massive departure of female sea turtles that come out to spawn.
  • In order to request an Access permit from the local and national authorities, we will need the full name of all participants. The release of turtles is in a protected natural área.
  • During our tour it is sometimes possible to see the moment when the baby turtles hatch from the nest and move in an instinctive direction towards the sea.
  • We will always have a local guide who will give us directions on what to do and where to be.
  • After having witnessed this miracle, we will take you home.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Do not take flash photos, be attentive at all times to the indications of our local guide, bring sandals, a hat, sunglasses, a camera and cash to pay for the tour.

Mexico is one of the top 10 countries with the greatest biodiversity.

Price

$60 USD
per person

Schedule

2 hours before sunset.

Duration

Approximately 4 hours.

INCLUDED

Round transportation if you are within the Puerto Escondido area.

Request a quote for transportation for other areas.

Minimum

It is necessary to have a minimum of 4 people for the tour takes place.

SURF LESSONS

We choose the beach daily based on the size of the waves, always thinking that the swell should be adequate for beginner students, group lessons are taught with one instructor for every two students and private lessons with an instructor with a student with a cost of $ 1000 mxn.

It is mandatory to sign the letter of consent and know how to swim.

  • We will ask for your help so that we carefully take and bring the surfboards from the truck to the beach and vice versa.
  • We will teach you the technique to stand up.
  • For your safety, we will indicate the best places to surf and how to return to the correct point and wait safely for your next wave.
  • We will also give you instructions on what to do, what not to do in certain circumstances, where to be and where not to be at sea.
  • We will practice how to cross the area where the waves break and where surfers can pass.
  • We will start with small waves and progressively move to bigger waves.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Eat a small breakfast, only use sunscreen on your face (it can make the surfboard slippery otherwise), arrive in the best possible condition for intense physical activity. Bring 1 towel per person, a swimsuit, a change of dry clothes and cash to pay for the class and occasionally breakfast. We strongly recommend that you do not bring valuables since there is no one to take care of our belongings on the beach.

Surfing is a combination of effort, punctuality and discipline.

Get ready to live the best experience of your life!

Price

GROUP
$50 USD
per person

SINGLE
$73 USD
per person

Schedule

7am, 10am or according to oceanographic conditions.

Duration

Approximately 3 hours.

INCLUDED

Round trip transportation if you are within the Puerto Escondido area, surfboard, leash, wax and rash guard for water.

Request a quote for transportation for other areas.

Any additional companions will pay $200 since the transportation is for the students of the school.

Minimum

It is necessary to have a minimum of 4 people for the tour takes place.

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING + BIOLUMINESCENCE

1st part: We start with a pleasant and quiet two-hour tour of the lagoon with the SUP or kayak identifying the different birds that are in the mangrove trees, discussing the importance of these types of ecosystems and we will finish with a wonderful sunset.

2nd part: We will have a small informative talk about the phenomenon of bioluminescence, and from there we will embark and go to look for the place in the lagoon where the phenomenon of bioluminescence is taking place. On moonlit nights we will have to swim under a floating roof that allows us to appreciate the sparks of bioluminescence in the dark.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Bring 1 towel per person, sandals, swimming clothes, a change of dry clothes, payment for your tour in cash and a little more money if we go for a dinner.

Price

$50 USD
per person

Schedule

Departure 2.5 hours before sunset. Return 2.5 hours after sunset.

Duration

Approximately 5 hours.

INCLUDED

Ground transportation is included roundtrip from your home or hotel to the lagoon if you are within the Puerto Escondido area, the use of SUP or kayak as well as nautical transportation on the boat.

Request a quote for ground transportation with us if you are in another area outside of Puerto Escondido.

Minimum

It is necessary to have a minimum of 2 people for the tour takes place.

BIOLUMINESCENSCE

The drive to the lagoon is about 30 minutes. We will give you an explanation about the phenomenon of bioluminescence and the ecosystem. On the boat we will give you a life jacket and start our adventure to go to the place where the water is shining. There are days during the month that the phenomenon can be seen outdoors but there are others in which we have to swim under a floating roof that creates shadow and darkens the light emitted by the moon and in this way it is possible to enjoy of this wonderful miracle of light.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Bring a swimsuit, one towel per person, sandals, a change of clothes, cash payment and extra money if we decide to go to dinner (tlayudas or taquitos).

We will appreciate your punctuality in order to not keep others waiting. It is not possible to take photos with the bioluminescence. Remember that phones and cameras can get wet.

Price

$25-30 USD
per person

Schedule

Normally between 6:30 and 7:30 pm, departure.

Duration

Approximately 2 hours.

INCLUDED

We will bring you and leave you to the hotel or house where you are staying if you are within the Puerto Escondido area, otherwise there is an extra charge of $ 1000 for up to 14 people.

Minimum

It is necessary to have a minimum of 4 people for the tour takes place.

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Opinions of satisfied customers

Лена С
Лена С
2021-11-28
Amazing it was incredibly romantic. horse, sunrise and beach with waves. the horses were very docile and obedient. incredible emotions!🧡 very grateful to Antonio, who picked us up from our home. took a lot of great photos, showed the best place for breakfast.
Alicja C
Alicja C
2021-10-31
Super Surf cool, patient and very focused surf trainer! three hours with Antonio & Chico were brilliant! hope to try again one day :)
ayshiaab
ayshiaab
2021-08-24
The best tour!!! My friends and I did a bioluminescent tour with Toño and Emilio, and it was definitely one of our best experiences in Puerto. The tour surpassed all of our expectations. It included transportation, a boat ride with bird watching along the lagoon, time on a gorgeous beach at sunset, the best seafood dinner we've ever had, a bonfire, and a night swim in the bioluminescent water. The tour was so comprehensive and we honestly couldn't have asked for a better time! Toño was both super knowledgeable about everything and also entertaining. I'd highly recommend any tour of the tours with him. The next time we return, we'll definitely book with Vidasurf!
B Sacha R
B Sacha R
2021-08-18
The best bioluminescence tour My friends and I did the bioluminescence tour with Vidasurf and honestly for me that was the best experience ever. Not only did we see bioluminescence while swimming under a tent in the lagoon at night but I also had the opportunity to go on a surfboard that was attached to the back of the boat and be towed while trying to keep my balance 😂. It was a fantastic and unforgettable experience! Then we headed to the beach to watch the sunset and sat around a bonfire while roasting marshmallows before heading back to the lagoon to see the bioluminescence at night. I would definitely 100% recommend this tour to everyone! It was so magical and almost unreal.
Wilmer Jose Perez Diaz
Wilmer Jose Perez Diaz
2021-07-31
Gran experiencia tomando olas en el amanecer de Puerto Escondido!! Increible la experiencia de aprender a surf y tener un par de dias de calma y paz. Las personas de vidaSurf Ecotours se portaron increible conmigo y nos mostraron los mejores lugares para desayunar. Sin duda si buscas paz y tranquilidad ve a puerto escondido y no olvides en ir a surf con toño
Zara N
Zara N
2021-07-31
Surfing for beginners First ever surf lesson and by the end I was able to stand up and catch a wave (with lots of encouragement). They also took photos and videos, which is SUPER helpful when it comes to figuring out what you’re doing wrong and how to improve your stance/how to shift weight. Great experience!
Vanessa L
Vanessa L
2021-07-23
LOVED our surf lessons My boyfriend and I took 4 surfing lessons with Toño and his team while we were in PE. We loved our experience and could not recommend it more! Next time we're in PE, we will definitely hit them up for more lessons. -Transportation: we were picked up at our AirBnb and dropped back off at our AirBnb -Learning to surf: Toño taught us the rules and basics really well -Practice: The team pushed us really hard and really wanted us to catch waves. We had a blast. -Communication: communicating via WhatsApp was super easy! -Class sizes: class sizes ranged from 2-5, and even when there was 5 we were able to catch a lot of waves.
Florencia R
Florencia R
2021-07-15
Gran Experiencia Excelente experiencia, Jose le dio clases a mi hijo y logro que se parara en la tabla rapidisimo, con toda la paciencia! le enseño de tal forma que ya quiere regresar y seguir apendiendo! Toño nos explico todo y se nota que no hay nada que les apasione mas que el surf y enseñarlo a los demas. En verdad lo recomendamos!!!
Mac D
Mac D
2021-07-13
Friendly & Experienced Surf Instructors My friends and I took surf lessons with Toño and his team. They were awesome! We started with safety and board positioning training on land to make sure everyone was comfortable before entering the water. Once in the water, the instructors were by your side helping you navigate and ride the waves! I highly recommend Toño and his team. - Mac
Michaela G
Michaela G
2021-07-13
Surf Lesson We had a great time surfing with Antonio and his team! We were all beginners and they were patient as we learned, but also pushed and coached us to catch the waves. I definitely feel more confident hopping on a surf board now. We met them at Playa Carrizalillo beach at 9am for a ~2.5hr lesson, started with on-land instruction and practice, then headed into the water. After the lesson, our instructors took us to a great local breakfast spot and even dropped us back at our hotel. The Vidasurf team was friendly, quick to communicate via WhatsApp, all equipment was in great condition, and boards and rash guards were included in the price.