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Kayaking in the mangroves

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Kayaking in the mangroves

$MXN1600 per person

Discover the Magic of Mangrove Kayaking

Experience an unforgettable adventure by kayaking in the mangroves in Puerto Escondido! This unique tour offers a serene and immersive journey through the stunning natural beauty of the Manialtepec lagoon. Whether you’re a nature lover, bird watcher, or simply seeking a peaceful escape, this tour promises an experience that will stay with you forever. 🛶✨

Kayaking in the channels

Tour Highlights

Incredible Bird Watching

One of the most amazing aspects of this tour is the opportunity to observe a diverse array of bird species. From majestic eagles soaring high above to vibrant kingfishers darting across the water, the mangroves are a birdwatcher’s paradise. The mangrove kayak tour in Puerto Escondido is a must for anyone passionate about wildlife and nature photography.🦅


Scenic Sunset Views

Imagine paddling through tranquil waters as the sun sets, casting a golden glow over the mangroves. The tour’s timing allows you to witness breathtaking sunsets from the unique vantage point of your kayak. This is a moment you’ll want to capture and cherish.🌅


Hidden Channels and Secret Routes

Our expert guides will lead you through a labyrinth of hidden channels and exclusive routes within the mangroves. This is your chance to explore parts of the lagoon that are rarely seen by tourists, revealing the untouched beauty of this natural habitat.🌳


Serenity and Tranquility

Feel the stress melt away as you glide through the calm waters, surrounded by the soothing sounds of nature. The peaceful environment of the mangroves provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.🌿

What to Expect

Convenient Pick-Up and Drop-Off

We offer free pick-up and drop-off services from your location in Puerto Escondido, making your journey hassle-free. Our tours run twice a day, with departure times at 6:00 AM and 3:00 PM, allowing you to choose a schedule that suits you best. 🚐


Professional Guides

Our friendly and knowledgeable guides are passionate about the mangroves and their wildlife. They will share fascinating insights and stories about the ecosystem, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of this unique environment.🧭


Comfortable and Safe Kayaks

Our kayaks are stable and easy to handle, ensuring a comfortable and safe adventure. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced kayaker, you’ll find the equipment user-friendly and perfect for navigating the mangrove channels.🛶


Immersive Nature Experience

As you paddle through the mangroves, you’ll encounter a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat. From playful fish darting beneath your kayak to colorful birds singing from the treetops, every moment is a new discovery. “Each paddle brings you closer to a unique connection with nature.”🌿

kayaking in Puerto Escondido Mangrove

What to Bring?

Essential Items

To make the most of your mangrove kayak tour in Puerto Escondido, we recommend bringing the following items:

  • Sunscreen: Protect your skin from the tropical sun.🌞
  • Swimsuit: Wear a swimsuit under your clothes for a quick dip in the water. 🩳👙
  • Towel: Handy for drying off after your adventure.
  • Hat and Sunglasses: Keep the sun out of your eyes and stay cool. 🕶️
  • Insect Repellent: Essential for keeping the bugs at bay.
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated throughout the tour. 💧
  • Cash: In case you want to tip your guide or purchase souvenirs.


Dress Code

Wear comfortable clothing suitable for kayaking. Light, quick-drying fabrics are ideal. Footwear should be water-friendly and secure, such as water shoes or sandals with straps. Avoid flip-flops as they can easily come off in the water.👕

Why Choose Us?

Experienced and Passionate Guides

Our guides are not only knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna but are also passionate about sharing the beauty of the mangroves with visitors. Their enthusiasm is contagious, making your tour both educational and fun.🧭


Commitment to Safety

Your safety is our top priority. Our guides are trained in first aid, and we provide life jackets for all participants. Our kayaks are regularly maintained to ensure they are in excellent condition.🚑


Personalized Experience

We keep our tour groups small to ensure a personalized experience. This allows for closer interaction with your guide and fellow travelers, making the adventure more intimate and memorable.👥


Environmental Responsibility

We are committed to environmentally conscious practices. Our tours are designed to minimize impact on the natural environment, and we educate our guests on the importance of preserving these beautiful ecosystems.🌍


High-Quality Equipment

We use high-quality kayaks and safety gear to ensure your comfort and security throughout the tour. Our equipment is selected to enhance your overall experience, making your journey through the mangroves smooth and enjoyable.🛶


Exceptional Value

We believe in providing an exceptional experience at a great value. Our competitive pricing, combined with the quality of our tours, ensures you get the best bang for your buck. Plus, with our generous cancellation policy, you can book with confidence.💰

Bird in the mangrove

Create Lasting Memories

The Mangrove Kayak tour in Puerto Escondido is more than just a tour; it’s an opportunity to create lasting memories. From the breathtaking scenery to the unique wildlife encounters, every moment is picture-perfect. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the magic! 📸

Ready to embark on this incredible adventure? Book your spot on the mangrove kayak tour in Puerto Escondido today and get ready for an unforgettable experience. 🌿🛶🌞

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General Questions

What is the Mangrove Kayak Tour in Puerto Escondido?

The Mangrove Kayak Tour in Puerto Escondido is a guided kayaking adventure through the serene and picturesque mangroves of Manialtepec lagoon. This tour offers an immersive experience in nature, allowing you to explore hidden channels, observe diverse wildlife, and enjoy stunning sunset views. 🌅


How long is the tour?

The tour lasts approximately 3.5 to 4 hours, including transportation time. This includes the kayaking experience, time spent observing wildlife, and enjoying the natural beauty of the mangroves. 🌿


How much does the tour cost?

The tour costs $MXN1600 per person. 💰


Is the tour suitable for beginners?

Yes, the tour is suitable for all skill levels, including beginners. Our guides provide a brief tutorial on kayaking basics before the tour begins to ensure everyone feels comfortable and confident. 🛶


Booking and Cancellation

How do I book the tour?

You can book the tour directly on our website by clicking the “Book Now” button or by contacting us via phone or WhatsApp. 📞💻


What is your cancellation policy?

You can cancel your tour up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. We understand that plans can change, so we offer a flexible cancellation policy. 👍


Can I reschedule my tour?

Yes, you can reschedule your tour at no additional cost if you notify us at least 24 hours before the original tour date. 🔄


Do you accept walk-up participants?

While we do accept walk-up participants, our tours often sell out. To ensure you get your preferred tour time, we highly recommend booking in advance. 🗓️


Transportation and Meeting Point

Where is the pick-up point for the tour?

We offer convenient pick-up and drop-off services from your location in Puerto Escondido. 🚐


What time does the tour start?

The tour runs twice daily, with departure times at 6:00 AM and 3:00 PM. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed upon booking. ⏰


What if I am not staying in Puerto Escondido?

If you are staying outside of Puerto Escondido, please contact us to arrange a suitable meeting point or pick-up option. 📍


During the Tour

What should I wear for the tour?

We recommend wearing comfortable, light, and quick-drying clothing suitable for kayaking. A swimsuit under your clothes, a hat, and sunglasses are also advisable. 🌞👕


What should I bring with me?

Please bring sunscreen, a towel, insect repellent, a water bottle, and cash. Water shoes or sandals with straps are recommended for footwear. 👜🦟


Is there a weight limit for participants?

For the safety of all participants, we recommend a weight limit of 110 kg (242 lbs). If you have any concerns, please contact us before booking. ⚖️


Are the kayaks safe and comfortable?

Yes, our kayaks are stable, safe, and easy to handle. They are designed for comfort, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience. 🛶


What wildlife can I expect to see?

The mangroves are home to a variety of wildlife, including numerous bird species such as eagles and kingfishers, as well as fish and other aquatic creatures. Our guides will help point out and identify these animals during the tour. 🦅🐟


Safety and Health

Are life jackets provided?

Yes, life jackets are provided for all participants and are mandatory to wear during the tour. 🦺


Are the guides trained in first aid?

Yes, our guides are trained in first aid and carry first aid kits to ensure your safety throughout the tour. 🚑


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

The tour requires good weather for safety reasons. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund. 🌧️


Specific Tour Details

How many people are in each tour group?

We keep our tour groups small to ensure a personalized experience. This allows for better interaction with your guide and a more intimate connection with nature. 👥


What are the departure and return times for the tour?

The tour departs at 6:00 AM and 3:00 PM, with return times at 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM, respectively. 🕰️


Is there a minimum age requirement?

The minimum age for participants is 6 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 👶


Is lunch provided?

Lunch is not included in the tour. We recommend bringing snacks and water to stay energized throughout the adventure. 🍎


Are gratuities for the guide included?

Gratuities are not included in the tour price but are appreciated if you feel your guide provided excellent service. 💵


What makes this tour eco-friendly?

We are committed to environmentally conscious practices. Our tours are designed to minimize impact on the natural environment, and we educate our guests on the importance of preserving these beautiful ecosystems. 🌍



Do I need to have prior kayaking experience?

No prior experience is needed. Our guides will provide a brief tutorial and assist you throughout the tour to ensure you feel comfortable and confident. 🛶


Can I bring a camera or phone?

Yes, you can bring a camera or phone, but we recommend using a waterproof case or bag to protect your devices from water. 📸


How physically demanding is the tour?

The tour is moderately demanding. While kayaking requires some physical effort, it is suitable for most fitness levels. If you have any health concerns, please consult with your doctor before booking. 💪


Will there be opportunities to swim?

Yes, there may be opportunities to swim in the lagoon, so wearing a swimsuit under your clothes is recommended. 🌊


If you have any other questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you have the best experience possible on your Mangrove Kayak Tour in Puerto Escondido! 🌿🛶

4 hours
  • Departure
    Pick up at the location of your choice
  • Departure Time
    6AM / 3PM
  • Return Time
    10AM / 7PM
  • Dress Code
    Sunscreen, hat / cap
  • Included
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included
    GoPro Videos
    One funny gift
    Photo shooting


  • Benjamin C

    May 25, 2024 at 4:48 pm

    Amazing Adventure in the Mangroves!

    I had the best time on the Mangrove Kayak Tour in Puerto Escondido! The guides were super friendly and knowledgeable, making the whole experience fun and educational. Paddling through the mangroves was so peaceful, and we saw tons of wildlife. The highlight was definitely the sunset – absolutely breathtaking! 🌅 I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Puerto Escondido. 🛶🌿

  • Lia Alonso

    May 25, 2024 at 4:49 pm

    A Must-Do Experience!

    This tour was the highlight of our trip to Puerto Escondido! 🌴 The mangroves are stunning, and kayaking through them was such a unique experience. Our guide pointed out so many different birds and even some fish. 🐦🐟 The equipment was top-notch, and everything felt very safe. Don’t miss this tour if you’re in the area – it’s a must-do! 🛶🌟

  • Pedro Diaz

    May 25, 2024 at 4:50 pm

    Incredible Nature Tour

    What an incredible experience! 🌟 The Mangrove Kayak Tour in Puerto Escondido was everything we hoped for and more. The scenery is just gorgeous, and the tranquility of the mangroves is unmatched. 🌿 Our guide was fantastic, sharing lots of interesting facts about the local ecosystem. We even saw an eagle! 🦅 It was a great way to connect with nature and relax. Highly recommend! 🛶

  • Elodie Aubin

    May 25, 2024 at 4:51 pm

    Unforgettable Kayaking Experience

    This was our first time kayaking, and it was unforgettable! 🛶 The Mangrove Kayak Tour in Puerto Escondido was so well organized. The guides made sure we were comfortable and gave us a great overview before we started. The mangroves are incredibly beautiful, and seeing them up close from the kayak was a unique experience. We even had a mezcal toast at the end! 🥂 Such a special day – thank you! 🌿😊


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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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