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Puerto Escondido Turtle Release
Activities in Huatulco

Puerto Escondido Turtle Release

  • English and Spanish
  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Hotel pick up

Live two unique experiences in Puerto Escondido: free recently hatched turtles in Bacocho beach, and enjoy the spectacle of bioluminescence in the Manialtepec lagoon.

Puerto Escondido Turtle Release

Having picked you up from your hotel, we'll hit the road towards Puerto Escondido. After two and a half hours, we'll arrive at Bacocho beach, one of the largest on the Oaxacan coast.

Here you'll experience one of the most magical days on your visit to Mexico: freeing recently hatched turtles and helping them to the sea. There are three types of turtle native to Oaxaca which are in danger of extinction, and you'll have the opportunity to give nature a helping hand. At sunset, on a dreamlike beach, this is a special moment sure to stay with you forever.

Then we'll continue our route, visiting the most important places in Puerto Escondido, beginning with the Zicatela and Adoquinado viewpoints.

Then we'll make our way to the Manialtepec Lagoon, where the second magical experience of the day awaits you. We'll climb aboard a boat which will take us out onto the lagoon, where you'll be able to see first hand the natural phenomenon of bioluminescence!

Unknown by many, this phenomenon is caused by microorganisms, trapped in the water, which give off a light when they come into contact with moving objects. The result is an eerie spectacle, like shooting stars beneath the sea. You can swim in the lagoon, and see your own bodies lit up by the light of these organisms, as if by magic!

Our tour ends back at the hotels of Huatulco.


Per Person
US$ 62.90
  • Per Person

    US$ 62.90

More Information


9 hours 30 minutes.


This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English and Spanish speaking guide.

Turtle freeing.

Not included


When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the same day (4:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 62.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.