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Crocodile watching

$MXN1200 per person

Discover the Wild Side of Puerto Escondido: Crocodile Watching Tour

Embark on an unforgettable adventure in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, with our Crocodile Watching Tour. This thrilling experience takes you to the serene lagoon of Ventanilla, where you’ll encounter wild crocodiles 🐊, iguanas 🦎, snakes 🐍, turtles 🐢, and a plethora of bird species 🦩 in their natural habitat. Our knowledgeable local guides are dedicated to providing you with a safe and mesmerizing journey through this ecotourism haven.



Why Choose us?

Expert Local Guides

Our guides are not just experts in navigating the lagoon but also passionate about the local wildlife and ecosystem. They will share fascinating facts and insights about the animals and plants you encounter, ensuring a rich and educational experience.


Eco-Friendly Exploration

We pride ourselves on our commitment to environmental sustainability. Our tours are conducted using paddle boats, minimizing our impact on the delicate ecosystem of the mangroves. This eco-friendly approach allows us to observe the wildlife in their natural environment without causing any harm. 🌿

Tour Highlights

The Journey Begins: Ventanilla Village

Your adventure starts with a scenic drive, 45 minutes south of Puerto Escondido, to the charming village of “La Ventanilla”. Here, you’ll receive a brief introduction to the village’s unique characteristics and the importance of ecotourism to the local community.


A Walk Through the Jungle

After the introduction, embark on a 10-minute walk through the lush jungle surrounding the lagoon. Along the way, our guides will point out various wildlife species and share interesting tidbits about the flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled; you might spot young crocodiles, snakes, and colorful parrots even before you reach the boat! 🐊


Boat Ride Through the Mangroves

Board a small, hand-paddled boat for a tranquil ride through the mangroves. As our guide paddles, you’ll have the chance to observe wild crocodiles basking in the sun or swimming gracefully through the water. The mangroves are teeming with life, offering sightings of various bird species and other wildlife.

What to Expect

Close Encounters with Wildlife

Our tour offers a rare opportunity to see crocodiles up close in their natural habitat. These magnificent creatures, ranging from a couple of feet to several yards in length, are a sight to behold. In addition to crocodiles, you’ll also encounter iguanas🦎, turtles 🐢, and a variety of birds 🦅.


Educational Insights

Throughout the tour, our guides will provide valuable information about the animals and the ecosystem. Learn about the American crocodile’s diet, behavior, and unique features, such as their ability to replace their teeth up to 50 times in their lifespan. ℹ️


Safety First

Your safety is our top priority. Our guides are trained to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. We maintain a respectful distance from the wildlife and follow all safety protocols to ensure a memorable and secure adventure. 🦺

Tour Details

Schedule and Pricing 🏷️

  • Price: $1200 MXN per person
  • Duration: 3 hours ⏳
  • Departure Time: 8:00 AM
  • Return Time: 12:00 PM
  • Pickup Location: At the location of your choice in Puerto Escondido


What’s Included

  • Personal Guide: Knowledgeable and friendly local guide
  • Transportation: Comfortable car transportation to and from Ventanilla 🛻
  • Eco-Friendly Boat Ride: Paddle boat tour through the lagoon 🛶


What to Bring

  • Sun Protection: Hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses ☀️
  • Camera: Capture the stunning wildlife and scenic views 📸
  • Comfortable Clothing: Light and breathable attire suitable for a jungle walk

Additional Experiences

Explore Magnetic Sand Beaches

Beyond the wildlife, Ventanilla is home to stunning magnetic sand beaches. These black sand beaches are rich in minerals from ancient volcanic eruptions. Watch as our guide demonstrates the magnetic properties of the sand, an entertaining and educational start to your tour. 🏝️


Iguana Encounters

During your walk through the jungle, you’ll also have the chance to feed iguanas. These friendly reptiles range in size and color, with some turning a bright orange during the breeding season. Get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures as they eat leaves right out of your hand. 🦎

Best Tour in Puerto Escondido

This tour exceeded all our expectations! The guides were fantastic, providing us with so much information about the wildlife and ecosystem. We saw numerous crocodiles, iguanas, and birds. The eco-friendly approach and the focus on conservation made this tour even more special. Definitely a five-star experience.

Juan Perez,

Adventure Travel Writer

Amazing Wildlife Tour

We had an incredible time on the Crocodile Watching Tour. The guides were knowledgeable and engaging, making sure we saw plenty of wildlife and learned about the importance of the mangroves. The highlight was definitely seeing the crocodiles in their natural habitat. A fantastic experience that I would highly recommend!

Emily Johnson,


A Perfect Blend of Education and Adventure

This tour was both educational and exhilarating. Our guide provided a wealth of information about the local wildlife and conservation efforts. The paddle boat ride through the mangroves was peaceful and offered plenty of opportunities to see crocodiles and other animals up close. This is a must-do activity in Puerto Escondido.

Carlos Herrera,


Incredible Experience with Nature

From start to finish, this tour was exceptional. The drive to Ventanilla, the walk through the jungle, and the boat ride were all amazing. We saw crocodiles, iguanas, and even got to feed some friendly reptiles. The guide’s passion for conservation was inspiring. This tour is perfect for families and nature enthusiasts alike.

Sofia Martinez,

Environmental Scientist

A Must-Do in Puerto Escondido

The Crocodile Watching Tour was the highlight of our trip! Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, providing us with fascinating insights about the wildlife and ecosystem. The eco-friendly approach of using paddle boats was a big plus for us. We saw several crocodiles, iguanas, and beautiful birds. Don’t miss this tour if you’re in Puerto Escondido.

Michael Torres,


Unforgettable Wildlife Adventure

This was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. Seeing crocodiles up close in their natural habitat was thrilling, and the knowledge and enthusiasm of our guide made the tour even more special. The walk through the jungle and the serene boat ride through the mangroves were both breathtaking. Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Puerto Escondido!

Laura Gomez,

Travel Blogger

The Importance of Ecotourism

Supporting Local Communities

Our Crocodile Watching Tour is more than just an adventure; it’s a way to support the local community. Ventanilla’s residents rely on ecotourism for their livelihood, and your participation helps sustain their efforts in wildlife conservation and community development. 👬


Wildlife Conservation

The tour also contributes to ongoing conservation projects in the area. After devastating hurricanes, the local community has worked tirelessly to restore the lagoon and its ecosystem. By joining our tour, you’re supporting these vital conservation efforts and helping protect this unique environment for future generations.


Book Your Adventure Today

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the wild beauty of Puerto Escondido’s crocodile-filled lagoons. Book your Crocodile Watching Tour today and prepare for an adventure that will leave you with unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for nature.

Embark on an adventure that combines excitement, education, and eco-friendly practices. Join us for a Crocodile Watching Tour in Puerto Escondido and discover the wild side of Oaxaca! 🏝️🌊

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General Questions

1. What is the Crocodile Watching Tour in Puerto Escondido?

The Crocodile Watching Tour is a unique ecotourism experience in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. The tour takes you to the lagoon of Ventanilla, where you can observe wild crocodiles, iguanas, snakes, turtles, and a variety of birds in their natural habitat. The tour includes a jungle walk and a paddle boat ride through the mangroves. 🐊

2. How long does the tour last?

The tour lasts approximately 4 hours including transportation. It includes a walk through the jungle, a boat ride through the mangroves, and time for wildlife observation and photography.

3. How much does the tour cost?

The tour costs $1200 MXN per person. This price includes transportation to and from Ventanilla, a personal guide, and the boat ride through the lagoon.

4. What is included in the tour price?

  • Personal guide
  • Transportation to and from Ventanilla
  • Eco-friendly paddle boat ride through the lagoon
  • Wildlife observation and educational insights from our knowledgeable guides

5. What should I bring on the tour?

  • Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • Comfortable clothing: light and breathable attire suitable for a jungle walk
  • Camera: to capture the stunning wildlife and scenic views 📸
  • Water and snacks (optional)


Booking and Availability

6. How can I book the tour?

You can book the tour through our website, via WhatsApp, or by contacting us directly by phone or email. Advance booking is recommended to secure your spot.

7. What are the tour departure and return times?

The tour departs at 8:00 AM and returns at 12:00 PM. Pickup is available at the location of your choice in Puerto Escondido.

8. Is the tour available every day?

Yes, the tour is available every day, subject to weather conditions and availability.

9. Can I book the tour for a private group?

Yes, private group tours are available. Please contact us for more information and to arrange a private tour.


Safety and Accessibility

10. Is the tour safe?

Yes, your safety is our top priority. Our guides are trained to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. We maintain a respectful distance from the wildlife and follow all safety protocols.

11. Is the tour suitable for children?

Yes, the tour is family-friendly and suitable for children. However, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

12. Are there any physical requirements for the tour?

The tour includes a 10-minute walk through the jungle and a boat ride. Participants should be comfortable with light walking. If you have any specific concerns, please contact us in advance.


Wildlife and Environmental Impact

13. Will I definitely see crocodiles on the tour?

While wildlife sightings can never be guaranteed, the lagoon of Ventanilla is known for its high population of crocodiles. Our guides will do their best to ensure you see these magnificent creatures.

14. How does the tour impact the environment?

We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact. Our tours are conducted using paddle boats, which do not harm the ecosystem. We follow strict eco-friendly practices to ensure the preservation of the lagoon and its wildlife.

15. What other wildlife can I expect to see?

In addition to crocodiles, you may see iguanas, snakes, turtles, and a variety of birds. The lagoon and surrounding jungle are rich in biodiversity, offering numerous opportunities for wildlife observation.


Additional Information

16. What happens if it rains on the day of the tour?

If the weather conditions are not suitable for the tour, we will reschedule your tour for another day or provide a full refund. Your safety and comfort are our priorities.

17. Is there a limit on the number of participants per tour?

Yes, to ensure a quality experience, we limit the number of participants per tour. This also helps minimize our impact on the environment. Please book in advance to secure your spot.

18. Can I take photos during the tour?

Absolutely! We encourage you to take photos to capture the beauty of the wildlife and the stunning scenery. However, please ensure that you do not disturb the animals while taking pictures.

19. Is tipping the guide expected?

Tipping is not mandatory, but it is appreciated if you feel your guide has provided an exceptional experience.

20. How can I support the local community and conservation efforts?

By participating in our tour, you are already contributing to the local community and conservation efforts. Additionally, you can support local businesses and initiatives in Ventanilla, and consider making a donation to local conservation projects.

If you have any other questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you have an unforgettable adventure in Puerto Escondido!

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  • Lily

    August 18, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Roberto has known exactly how to spot the crocodiles and teached us a lot. I would do it again without hesitations. Thanks !

  • Mark

    May 7, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    So breathtaking experience to watch crocodiles in their natural habitats!


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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 ! :)

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