Puerto Escondido kayaking is world renowned. Whether in the ocean, a lagoon, or a river, the experience of paddling around Oaxaca is unforgettable.
Kayakers can start in one place and end up in another. Maneuvering a small craft along mangroves flanking the Manialtepec Lagoon leads kayakers into the ocean and up to Lagarto Beach.
During the day, ducks and herons put on a spectacular show by diving into the lagoon’s calm waters. When night falls, millions of tiny dinoflagellate plankton take over to offer a dazzling light show.
These microorganisms give off light as a defense in response to the sudden movements of boats, providing awestruck visitors a unique display of fluorescent magic.
In Mazunte, guided walks lead visitors through dense mangroves surrounding lagoon banks. Here, they can become acquainted with an immense diversity of shellfish and microorganisms, that, when rains cause the lagoon and ocean to meet, serve as food for dolphins, turtles, and a wide variety of fish.