Guided tour

Puerto Escondido: Oaxaca Coast Crocodile and Turtle Ecotour

Puerto Escondido: Oaxaca Coast Crocodile and Turtle Ecotour

From US$ 48.17 per person

See the amazing animals of the Oaxaca coast in the their natural habitat and get up close with crocodiles, terrestrial turtle, and iguanas. Visit an organic makeup factory, a turtle sanctuary, and relax on the peaceful Playa Zipolite beach.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
At your hotel lobby in Bacocho, Carrizalillo, or Playa Zicatela.


  • Explore the wildlife at the Laguna Ventanilla ecological park
  • Take a boat through the mangroves and watch some migratory birds
  • Learn about the organic products of a makeup factory fun by local women
  • See the turtle conservation efforts of the National Mexican Turtle Center
  • Admire the pristine beaches at Zipolite, the only nude-certified beach in Mexico
Full description
Leaving Puerto Escondido behind, take a 1-hour drive away to your first stop on this ecotour of the Oaxaca coast. The adventure starts at the Laguna Ventanilla ecological park by taking a boat to discover all sizes of crocodiles, terrestrial turtle, and iguanas in their natural habitat.   Marvel at the red and white mangroves, the different kinds of bird the local, and the migratory birds arriving alongside tale deer. Look out for spider monkeys freely walking around and take the chance to feed them with some fruit and veggies.   Next up, move to on Mazunte where you will visit an organic make up factory run by local women. See the process of how they make their organic products from scratch. The next stop is at the National Mexican Turtle Center where you will see 7 of the 9 turtles species that the Oaxacan coast has to offer. The last stop will be at Zipolite — the only nude beach in Mexico — lined with a calm pristine beach about 40 meters wide and 2 km long. Enjoy the golden sands where you will have 2 hours to swim, relax, and eat some fresh seafood before the return journey to Puerto Escondido.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Ticket for Panga Boat Tour in Ventanilla ($ 150.00 p/p paid onsite)
  • Ticket for National Mexican Turtle Center ($ 37.00 p/p paid onsite)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Pets

Know before you go

  • It is necessary to contact the local partner 1 day before your scheduled tour to reconfirm booking
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