Water activity

Puerto Escondido: Bioluminescence Night Spectacle

Activity provider: PARAISO HUATULCO

Puerto Escondido: Bioluminescence Night Spectacle

Activity provider: PARAISO HUATULCO

From US$ 27.95 per person

Embark on an adventure and observe with your own eyes how bioluminescence is possible in Manialtepec Lagoon. Admire the lights in the water that look like if you were seeing shooting stars in the sky.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is from the lobby of your hotel in Puerto Escondido.


  • Explore a lagoon in the night
  • Dive into the Manialtepec lagoon and delight in the glow of bioluminescent plankton
  • Enjoy the experience of natural light in the darkness.
Full description
Enjoy a pickup after sunset from your hotel lobby in Puerto Escondido. Head towards the Manialtepec lagoon in the darkness of night.  Marvel at a spectacular natural show while crossing the lagoon in a boat with the help of a local instructor. Experience the delightful reaction of how millions of microorganisms begin to illuminate the water as you swim or while you touch the water through the boat. Witness this rare event as there are only 2 lagoons in Mexico that have this spectacular and beautiful phenomenon. The color may vary from white to blue. Passing midnight and after enjoying this remarkable experience, you will be taken back to your hotel in Puerto Escondido. Subject to the lunar calendar. Observation of the phenomenon is not possible, during the full moon days.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat ride
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • Biodegradable insect repellent
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Boat ride is included in the ticket price
  • Food and drinks will not be provided
  • Tips (optional) is not included in the ticket price
  • The bioluminiscense pictures are illustrative
Customer reviews

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We bought the package super expensive, at 650 per person, we asked the local guides in hidden port and their price was 300 per person. The tour does not last what it says in the description of the way to get to the lake is 20 min and in the lake we were only 30 min, it does not last the 2:30 that it says in the description. The truck they took us in was very dirty

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June 14, 2021

Unfortunately there was no "blue water" to be seen. When you shook your hand in the water, there was a slight white glitter to be seen. Not more! Two people jumped into the water and a light, light shadow was visible around them. But no glowing plankton. It's a shame, unfortunately the wrong time was selected. That should be taken into account in the description and above all that there are 3 colors: blue, white and green. The guide explained that the bioluminescence has been white since the last rainy season and is currently hardly visible because it is baby plankton.

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December 5, 2021

January 14, 2022

Product ID: 387902