ATTRACTIONS AND TOURS IN PUERTO ESCONDIDO: SURF LESSONS, BIOLUMINESCENCE.
Release of baby turtles
The release of small newborn sea turtles, consists of depositing them in the sand of the beach, and guiding them towards the sea, so that they can begin their life. This beautiful act that you will be part of, is made possible due to the hard work of local environmental cooperatives. Night after night they rescue nests, protecting the eggs during the incubation period, and safeguarding them from predators during the hours when the sun is strongest. You can receive photos via internet of this precious gesture. Duration 1.5 hours.
Ultralight aircraft flight
What to do in Puerto Escondido to get your adrenaline pumping? Take an exciting 20-minute ultralight aircraft flight over fields, the Colotepec River, the sea, and a beach flyover. Be prepared to be impressed by breathtaking landscapes, from the sea to the mountains. You will be a 100% satisfied, we assure you! The flight is 30 minutes and costs of 70 $ USD.
River ride via rafting or tubing
What to do in Puerto Escondido? Take a refreshing trip down the Colotepec River on rafts or inner tubes, with sections of semi-rapid and calm waters. Enjoy bird watching, and floating through a wonderful country landscape. Ideal to share with friends or with the whole family. Duration: 4 hours.
Bird and mangrove observation
Enjoy an exceptional boat trip in a coastal lagoon to discover a wetland ecosystem surrounded by mangrove vegetation. You will observe migratory and local birds. Using binoculars, you will be able to appreciate their countless colors, and the shapes of their plumage in this spectacular nesting sanctuary. This is something that you should not miss! When the conditions are right, we navigate through the river channel and disembark at the mouth of the river to appreciate the sunset on the beach. Duration: 4 hours.
Kayak and birdwatching in mangrove lagoon
Enjoy a peaceful trip by boat through the main channel of the majestic lagoon of Manialtepec. We will visit mangrove tunnels by kayak, explore bird nesting areas, the “bocabarra” of the lagoon (area where the lagoon, the river and the sea meet) and finally we will navigate the channels of the Manialtepec river, where we will be able to appreciate spectacular views, and the local flora and fauna of this ecosystem. Duration: 4 hours in the morning and 3 in the afternoon.
Ventanilla and Turtle Aquarium in Mazunte
Enjoy a row-boat trip in the Lagoon of Ventanilla to observe crocodiles, iguanas, and birds. Visit a small island which houses a crocodile farm, a zoo and a restaurant. After the lagoon, you will visit the Mexican Turtle Center in the magical town of Mazunte, and enjoy a delicious meal at San Agustinillo beach. This tour includes the cost of the tickets to the Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga and to Ventanilla. Duration: 10.5 hours.
Visit the beach of San Agustinillo, and the beach of the magical town of Mazunte, where you can eat and swim. We will end the day with a 1.5 km hike with breathtaking views to the Punta Cometa peninsula to swim in a seawater pool, and finally watch the sunset from one of the most beautiful sunset points in Oaxaca. Duration: 7.5 hours.
Puerto Ángel: Snorkeling, dolphin watching and cliff diving
Trip by boat to search for dolphins, turtles, manta-rays, schools of fish, marine birds and, hopefully, whales (from November to March), followed by a visit to 4 bays near Puerto Angel. We will snorkel in the best of them and dive into the sea from a small stone island. A food stop (cost not included) will be done at Estacahuite beach or Puerto Angel. The trip ends with a brief visit to the beaches of Zipolite, San Agustinillo and Mazunte. Duration: 10.5 hours.
Arrival of nesting sea turtles
The beaches of Oaxaca hold the world record for the most nesting sea turtles. It is for this reason that at certain times of the year you may have the opportunity to appreciate the phenomenon of arribazón. During arribazón, which can last for two or three days, hundreds and even thousands of turtles come out to the beach and dig their nest in the sand and lay their eggs. It starts around sunset and goes through the night. This is an activity that you must do if you are in Puerto Escondido at the right time. Duration: 5 hours.
Unforgettable and adventurous, this boat trip takes you out to high seas to fish for sailfish, dorado or tuna, that you can eat after the trip or catch-and-release. All the material is included: fishing rod, cooler and refreshing drinks. The price is for the whole boat for a maximum of 5 people. Duration: 6 hours.