Enjoy a Nighttime Bioluminescence Show in Manialtepec

Costa Oaxaqueña , Oaxaca

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The Manialtepec Lagoon is called the place of the lizards in Nahuatl. It will surprise you with its great cultural and biological richness, especially if you discover its exceptional beauty through the natural phenomenon known as bioluminescence.
This natural phenomenon occurs during the rainy season, so September is a good time to visit.
At sunset, visit one of the Manialtepec Lagoon viewpoints and admire the red sky as it merges with the sea.
At sunset, enjoy a fluorescent show that occurs when dinoflagellates (microorganisms) come into contact with agitated water and experience a chemical reaction, creating a flash of natural light. 

Contact a local tour operator to enjoy this expedition. Take a boat or a kayak out and immerse yourself in the wonders of the bustling water. Watch how the mangroves surround you during your journey.

Experience the feeling of swimming amid fascinating colors and submerge yourself in the deepest part of the lagoon. Feel the warmth of the water; see how the sand turns neon, blue, purple, and silver when you touch it. Experience this once-in-a-lifetime experience. 



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