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Bio luminescence

Price $MXN800 2.5 hours
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Bio luminescence

$MXN800 per person

Welcome to an enchanting adventure that will leave you mesmerized and in awe of nature’s wonders! 🌟

Dive into the magical world of bioluminescence in Puerto Escondido, where glowing waters and shimmering plankton create a captivating experience you’ll never forget. Whether you’re a nature lover, a thrill-seeker, or simply looking for a unique adventure, our tour offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the glow of bioluminescent plankton.🌊

shaking bioluminescent plankton

Detailed Itinerary📅

1. Meeting Point and Departure

Our adventure begins at the designated meeting point in Puerto Escondido. From there, we embark on a comfortable 20-minute drive to Laguna de Manialtepec, one of the best spots to experience bioluminescence. 🌌


2. Arrival at the Lagoon

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by our knowledgeable certified guides. They will provide fascinating insights into the lagoon’s ecosystem and the plankton that create this magical glow. 🧑‍🏫


3. Boarding the Boat

We board a boat that takes us onto the lagoon. As darkness envelops the surroundings, the true magic begins. The water glows with each movement, creating an ethereal atmosphere. You’ll have the chance to swim in the bioluminescent waters, making for a truly unforgettable experience. 🌊


4. Stargazing and Return

After spending about an hour on the lagoon, enjoying the peaceful waters and stunning night sky, we return to shore. The tour concludes with a drive back to Puerto Escondido, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime. 🌠

Tour Highlights

Mesmerizing Bioluminescent Waters

Experience the magic of swimming in the glowing waters of Laguna de Manialtepec. This natural phenomenon is created by bioluminescent plankton that emit light when disturbed. It’s a sight you have to see to believe! 💫✨


Expert Guides

Our guides are passionate about marine life and bioluminescence. With their extensive knowledge and engaging storytelling, you’ll learn about the science behind this natural wonder and the unique ecosystem of the lagoon. 🐠📚


Perfect Timing

Our tours are scheduled to ensure optimal viewing conditions. The best time to see bioluminescence is during the new moon phase when the skies are darkest. We keep track of moon phases to provide you with the best possible experience. 🌑📅

swimming in the bioluminescence

What to Expect

A Unique Natural Phenomenon

Bioluminescence is a rare and magical experience. The lagoons near Puerto Escondido are among the few places in the world where you can witness this phenomenon. The mix of salt and freshwater in the lagoon fosters a high level of bioluminescent plankton, creating a stunning display. 🌟🌊


A Memorable Adventure

Our tour offers an unforgettable adventure that combines education, excitement, and natural beauty. You’ll leave with a deeper appreciation for nature and a collection of incredible memories. 📸🌿


Safety and Comfort

Safety is our top priority. Certified tour operators ensure your safety by steering clear of crocodile nesting areas and providing life jackets for all participants. You can enjoy the experience with peace of mind. 🛟🦺

What to Bring?

To make the most of your bioluminescence tour, here’s a checklist of items to bring:

  • Swimsuit:

Wear your swimsuit under your clothes for easy changing. 🩱👙

  • Towel:

You’ll need a towel to dry off after swimming in the lagoon. 🏖️

  • Water Shoes or Sandals:

Protect your feet and make it easier to walk on the lagoon floor. 👟👡

  • Insect Repellent:

The lagoon is part of the jungle, so insect repellent is a must. 🦟🧴

  • Long Sleeves and Pants:

Wear light, long-sleeved clothing to protect against insect bites. 🧢👖

  • Waterproof Flashlight/Headlamp:

Useful for navigating in the dark. 🔦💡

  • Camera/Phone with Waterproof Case:

Capture the magic of the bioluminescent waters. 📷📱

  • Bottled Water:

Stay hydrated throughout the tour. 💧🍼

  • Cash for Tips:

If you wish to tip your guide for an exceptional experience. 💵🤑

bioluminescence from boat

Why Choose Us?

Experienced Guides

Our guides are not only knowledgeable but also passionate about what they do. They offer insightful and engaging tours that enrich your understanding of bioluminescence. 🌍🧑‍🏫


Exceptional Customer Service

We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. From booking to the end of the tour, we ensure that every aspect of your experience is smooth and enjoyable. 😊🤝


Commitment to Safety

Your safety is paramount. We follow strict safety protocols and provide all necessary safety gear to ensure a worry-free adventure. 🦺🛟


Sustainable Tourism

We are committed to sustainable tourism practices. We respect the natural environment and educate our guests on the importance of preserving this unique ecosystem. 🌿🌍


Unforgettable Experience

Our bioluminescence tour is designed to be a highlight of your visit to Puerto Escondido. The combination of natural beauty, educational content, and thrilling adventure makes for an experience you’ll cherish forever. 🌌✨

A Night to Remember

The bioluminescence tour exceeded all my expectations. It was like entering a world of wonder and beauty. I'll cherish the memories of this unique experience forever.

Carlos Hernandez,

Mexico City, Mexico

Unforgettable Night on the Water

The bioluminescence tour was the highlight of my trip to Puerto Escondido Oaxaca. It felt like floating through a galaxy of stars in the water. A must-do experience!

Maria Rodriguez,

Mexico City, Mexico

Nature's Light Show

The bioluminescence tour in Puerto Escondido Oaxaca was a magical experience. Seeing the ocean glow with every paddle was surreal. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

David Smith,

Toronto, Canada

A Mesmerizing Experience!

The bioluminescence tour in Puerto Escondido Oaxaca was absolutely enchanting. Watching the water light up with every movement was like being in a fairytale. I can't recommend this tour enough!

Sarah Johnson,

Los Angeles, USA

To Summarize

In conclusion, the bioluminescence in Puerto Escondido is a captivating and unique phenomenon that you won’t want to miss. Whether you choose Laguna de Manialtepec or Chacahua, you’re in for an enchanting adventure that will leave you with unforgettable memories. Join us and let us guide you through this magical experience.

Book your Bioluminescence Lagoon Tour today and immerse yourself in the glowing, bioluminescent waters of Puerto Escondido. It’s a world of wonder that awaits your discovery! 🌟🌌

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. Book now and experience the magic of bioluminescence in Puerto Escondido. We look forward to welcoming you on this unforgettable journey! 🌠💫

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is bioluminescence?

Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. This natural phenomenon occurs when certain organisms, such as plankton, produce light through a chemical reaction involving luciferin and oxygen. It creates a mesmerizing glow in the water, making it seem like the water is lit up with tiny lights. 🌟


Where can I experience bioluminescence in Puerto Escondido?

You can experience bioluminescence in two primary locations near Puerto Escondido: Laguna de Manialtepec and Laguna de Chacahua. Both lagoons are home to bioluminescent plankton that create stunning light displays. 🌊✨


When is the best time to see bioluminescence in Puerto Escondido?

The best time to see bioluminescence in Laguna de Manialtepec is typically from September to May, during the new moon phase when the skies are darkest. Laguna de Chacahua offers year-round bioluminescence, making it a great option any time of the year. 🌑📅


How long does the bioluminescence tour last?

The tour typically lasts about 2-3 hours, including transportation to and from the lagoon. The time spent on the lagoon itself is approximately 1 hour, allowing ample opportunity to enjoy and interact with the bioluminescent waters. ⏳


Is the tour suitable for all ages and fitness levels?

Yes, the bioluminescence tour is generally suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Participants can choose to swim in the glowing waters or simply enjoy the view from the boat. It’s a magical experience for everyone. 🧒👩‍🦳


How much does the bioluminescence tour cost, and what’s included?

The cost of the tour is $800 MXN per person. The price includes round-trip transportation from Puerto Escondido to the lagoon, the boat ride, and the guidance of our knowledgeable tour guides. 🚌🚤


What should I bring on the bioluminescence tour?

To fully enjoy your tour, we recommend bringing:

  • Swimsuit: Wear it under your clothes for easy changing. 🩱👙
  • Towel: To dry off after swimming. 🏖️
  • Water Shoes or Sandals: For protection and comfort on the lagoon floor. 👟👡
  • Insect Repellent: The lagoon is part of the jungle, so insect repellent is a must. 🦟🧴
  • Long Sleeves and Pants: Light, long-sleeved clothing to protect against insect bites. 🧢👖
  • Waterproof Flashlight/Headlamp: Useful for navigating in the dark. 🔦💡
  • Camera/Phone with Waterproof Case: To capture the magic of the bioluminescent waters. 📷📱
  • Bottled Water: Stay hydrated throughout the tour. 💧🍼
  • Cash for Tips: If you wish to tip your guide for an exceptional experience. 💵🤑


Can I swim in the bioluminescent waters?

Yes, you can swim in the bioluminescent waters. Swimming is optional, and life jackets are provided for safety. Always follow the guide’s instructions and be cautious. 🌊🛟


Is it safe to swim in the bioluminescent lagoon?

Swimming in the bioluminescent lagoon is generally safe. However, the presence of crocodiles is part of the natural ecosystem. Our certified tour operators ensure safety by avoiding crocodile nesting areas. Swimming is not compulsory; you can enjoy the experience from the boat. 🐊🦺


How do moon phases affect bioluminescence visibility?

Moon phases play a significant role in bioluminescence visibility. The new moon phase offers the darkest skies and the brightest bioluminescence. As the moon advances, ambient light increases, making observation less vivid. The full moon can make it challenging to see bioluminescence. 🌑🌕


What is the cancellation policy for the tour?

Our cancellation policy allows for a full refund if the tour is canceled at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the tour will not be eligible for a refund. Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule your tour. 📅❌


How can I book the bioluminescence tour?

You can book the bioluminescence tour through our website, by phone, or via WhatsApp. Early booking is recommended, especially during peak seasons, to ensure availability. 🌐📞📱


What happens if the weather is bad on the day of the tour?

If the weather conditions are unsafe for the tour, we will notify you as soon as possible and offer to reschedule or provide a full refund. Your safety is our priority. ☔⚠️


Can I take photos of the bioluminescence?

Yes, photography is allowed during the tour. To capture the bioluminescence, use a camera with good low-light capabilities or a smartphone with a night mode feature. Keep in mind that capturing bioluminescence can be challenging, but the memories will last a lifetime. 📸🌟


What if I have specific questions or need more information about the tour before booking?

If you have any specific questions or need more information about the bioluminescence tour, please feel free to contact us at +529541336245. We’re here to ensure you have the best experience possible and can provide you with all the details you need. 📞📧

  • Departure
    Pick up at the location of your choice
  • Departure Time
    7 PM
  • Return Time
    9:30 PM
  • Included
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included
    GoPro Videos
    One funny gift
    Photo shooting
Going to Manialtepec's Laguna
You need a 20 minutes ride from Puerto Escondido to la Laguna de Manialtepec.
Boat ride
Embark on a boat to reach the bioluminescent waters. Get an explanation of how bioluminescence works.
Bioluminescence swim
Swim in the bioluminescent plankton
Going back home
Its time to go home. Our team will bring you back to the location of your choice.


  • Johan

    September 12, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Thanks @puerto_escondido_mx for this crazy experience !! I chose to opt for the morning bioluminescence at 5AM and it was great. After watching the stars in the middle of the lagoon, we went for a swim with the bioluminescent plankton, to finally enjoy one of the most beautiful sunrise I’ve ever seen. On our way back, we were able to see lots of birds and plants thanks to our amazing local guide. I absolutely recommend !

  • Samuel

    August 1, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Super cool guide !! Great explanations ! Strongly recommend !

  • Samuel

    August 26, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Gume you the best guide 😁😁😁

  • Maia

    February 17, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    Magical experience!!!

  • Selene

    February 26, 2022 at 11:10 am

    One of my top favourites activities in Puerto 🏆💙


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03:12 25 May 23
We did the horseback riding tour and were absolutely amazed. It was very well organized and Pierre was a great guide. The best part was the beach ride 😍
MJ SerratoMJ Serrato
20:52 12 May 23
I recently went on two tours with this tour agency in Puerto Escondido and had an amazing time! First, I went on a dolphin watching tour and saw so many playful dolphins swimming in the waves. It was an unforgettable experience and I felt so lucky to be able to witness these majestic creatures up close.Next, I went on a whale watching tour and was blown away by the size and beauty of the whales. We even got to see a mother and her calf swimming together! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of interesting information about the whales and their behavior.Overall, I highly recommend this tour agency for anyone visiting Puerto Escondido. The tours are well-organized and the guides are friendly and professional. Plus, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking! I can't wait to come back and take another tour with them.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars all the way!
Beth L.Beth L.
16:08 06 May 23
Amazing tour and guide to ensure everything goes smoothly! Plus he is multi lingual and speaks French, English and Spanish. Everything was great from pickup to drop off and the beautiful horse back riding experience on the beach. We were able to catch sunset and ride back in the twilight and under the stars. Don’t miss the opportunity! Thanks again for a wonderful experience!
Erica LeppErica Lepp
21:27 19 Mar 23
We were in such good luck! We had a tour agency not show up and we found this company last minute. Everything about the tour was perfect. We did the Horse back riding with Hot Spring. Arrived on time, cold water in car, friendly guide and a perfect riding time. This was a highlight of our trip and would not hesitate to recommend this tour company. Friendly and professional and you can see he had a great relationship with the locals who care for the horses.
daleen reynadaleen reyna
18:57 29 Jan 23
Pierre was AMAZING, kind and sincere. He was so welcoming and made my family and I all feel like long lost friends. The tour was definitely the best experience of my life. I've never seen so much beauty in one place. My parents are in their 50s and they absolutely loved it. The level of activity isn't super high, so it's suitable for older folks as well. I'd also like to mention Nacho, the owner of the horses, he was the sweetest and kindest soul, it was like talking to an uncle. He's very knowledgeable and his beautiful horses (Coral, Rebelde, Titanic and Canelo) are so well trained and calm, and they listen to his voice at his command. We never felt scared of them, and they're very used to people. I'm definitely telling all my friends to book a your with Pierre and Nacho. They definitely make an awesome team!
Coco UkingerCoco Ukinger
06:41 05 Jan 23
We had the tour on New Years Eve - and it was amazing. Only few people, everything well organized and a lot of fun. The horses are well educated and the nature including the beach and the lagoon overwhelming. It‘s worth every peso. Thanks to Pierre and Nico.
Meike ValkMeike Valk
07:07 16 Nov 22
The horseback riding tour was in one word amazing! The tour has different phases like crossing a river, running with the horses on the beach, stunning sunset views and finally seeing hundreds of fireflies on the way back. Pierre is a really friendly guide with a good sense of humor:) Worth your money I can say!
victor guyonvictor guyon
17:29 09 Aug 22
An once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thank you for your time, Pierre Nicolas and the Team, for our first holiday since the Covid outbreak! 🐬🐢🐎
17:05 09 Aug 22
We went on a horseback riding trip on the beach for sunset. It was fantastic. Thanks Pierre 😉
Guillaume MorgatGuillaume Morgat
16:51 09 Aug 22
Great tour and great guide! We had so much fun with Pierre 😎. I really recommend!
Adrien IcardiAdrien Icardi
15:32 09 Aug 22
Great experience in Puerto to see turtles, and discover puerto with style ! Horse riding is so fun ! Thanks for the ride
Ramiz IbrahimovicRamiz Ibrahimovic
03:18 31 Jul 22
Awesome guide, horses, experience and everything! Best one in Puerto Escondido
Josie DartJosie Dart
21:06 15 Jun 22
Most amazing experience from start to finish.Pedro & Nicolas we’re both so much fun & made us feel very safe.The horses were fantastic and scenery unbelievable. Couldn’t recommend this more, an unforgettable day in Puerto EscondidoThank you both!
Gregorio FGregorio F
23:36 13 Jun 22
Pier is a funny dude, the service is excellent and we even had beers while riding the horse!
Lucy WardLucy Ward
13:46 10 May 22
Had a great time on the tour, our guide was lovely, super friendly and helpful. The scenery was breathtaking. Would definitely recommend.
Daniela MarquezDaniela Marquez
19:33 08 May 22
Would 100% recommend and this tour. The horseback riding had amazing views, great recommendations and the timing was perfect. What makes special this tour is how personalized it is. Got lots of photos and even a video taken by the guide. He speaks English and we felt so safe the entire time.
merle bartholomevismerle bartholomevis
19:29 08 May 22
This was an unforgettable experience! 👌🏼We enjoyed every second of it: the horseback riding, crossing the river in a boat, chilling on the beach, eating a coconut and seeing the sunset.Great great thanks to Pierre who organized it very well.Must do when you're in PE.
Loïc StibLoïc Stib
17:34 23 Apr 22
I had a great time riding horse the tour is beautiful, I highly recommend Pierre as guide he showed us great time
Chris HodgeChris Hodge
18:05 10 Apr 22
Booking was easy and communication was excellent. We scheduled the turtles one day and then the bioluminece the for the second day. The shuttles were on time and the tours were great for our family. Highly recommend!
rosie southwellrosie southwell
20:47 18 Mar 22
Pierre was an amazing tour guide and we had a brilliant time on the horse ride
Sidsel RasmussenSidsel Rasmussen
14:50 20 Dec 21
The price itself was cheap for the experience of seeing countless baby turtels up close. And with the beautiful sunset in the background, it was the perfect evening. Our guides were amazing and it was releave to see how well protected the turtels and their area were.
Anouk RocourAnouk Rocour
14:07 22 Nov 21
So much fun! Beautiful sunset, sweet horses and fun guides!
Natalie StasiakNatalie Stasiak
19:38 02 Nov 21
We had great communication with Pierre from start to finish, he was responsive and professional! The horseback riding tour was incredible, him and Nicholas made it an experience of a lifetime. Thank you Pierre!
Luca MoscaLuca Mosca
23:57 22 Oct 21
We had a great experience with the bioluminescence tour - really an astonishing phenomenon. The pick up and drop off service was great and Pierre is an amazing guy who also gave us plenty of tips for PE and more in general for Central America! Highly recommended.
Juan Pedro LópezJuan Pedro López
16:25 22 Oct 21
We went to watch the turtles give birth in Playa Escobilla with Pierre and it was breathtaking !! So glad being able to watch this rare phenomenon ! After that we released baby turtles in front of the ocean. What an amazing experience 😍 Everything went super well ! The time / transport / explanations ... 100% recommend 👍👍
Jim BJim B
19:31 17 Jul 21
Simply the best in town!
Pierre MeynieuxPierre Meynieux
17:41 10 Jul 21
We opted for the baby turtle release experience, the transport was REALLY COOL and the guy very funny, the turtles were soooo tiny and so cute !!! Recommend 100%
Puerto Escondido mx handled everything perfectly !! Thanks guys !
19:39 29 Jun 21
The horseriding tour was just amazing!!! Everything went perfectly, Pier are funny and was well prepared for the tour.
Psaumes de David 150Psaumes de David 150
15:39 29 Jun 21
Wonderfull tour with extra food and drinks !!
Floriane BrdFloriane Brd
14:46 29 Jun 21
Very professional & friendly people! I had an amazing time. I recommend it ! :)

Our Cancelation Policy 👀

At Puerto Escondido Tours & Travel Agency, we totally get that sometimes plans need to change. That’s why you can cancel your booking up to 24 hours before your tour begins and get a full refund – no fuss, no stress! 🎉

We're proud to offer one of the friendliest cancellation policies out there because we care about your experience and your peace of mind. So, book your next journey with us and rest easy knowing you can change your plans if you need to. 🌟

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