5. From Puerto Escondido: Birdwatching on a Boat
Embark on a thrilling adventure starting right from your hotel lobby in Puerto Escondido. Your destination is the beautiful Manialtepec Lagoon in 'Las Negras' town, where a boat will be waiting to take you on a scenic tour. Get ready to be amazed by the natural refuge of migratory and local birds, including wood storks, cormorants, snowy egrets, roseate spoonbills, and white ibises. As you navigate through the dense vegetation, you'll get to see different kinds of mangroves and enjoy the tranquility of the lagoon. After two hours of sailing, you'll reach the end of the lagoon, where you can witness the incredible view of the river, the sea, and the lagoon merging. Your journey continues as you sail up the Manialtepec River until you reach Puerto Suelo, a stunning beach where you can disembark for a walk, swim, or indulge in a delicious meal in the palapas. After approximately 1.5 hours of exploring this beach, you'll head back to the community on the boat. Once you reach the community, a comfortable van will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Puerto Escondido. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to experience the beauty of Manialtepec Lagoon and its surrounding areas!