Manialtepec Lagoon - By Motorboat

This excursion is offered for people interested in tropical birds or who would like a close-up look at the remarkable plant and animal life of Oaxaca’s lush coastal lagoons.  Manialtepec – “the place where water springs from the hills” is a tranquil mangrove encircled lagoon hosting a rich diversity of wetland birdlife. We’ll glide quietly past tropical waders – herons, ibis, wood storks and egrets while watching for exotic species like White-fronted Parrot, Tiger Heron and Roseate Spoonbill.  Thousands of migrant northern species also over-winter here.  

There are great photo opportunities of towering mangrove forest, magnificent displays of tropical flowers, and fishermen at work from their canoes.  

Our most popular excursion for the past 30 years, this trip is information packed and personally guided by naturalist Michael Malone with 34 years experience along this coast to share with you. Bring your camera, hat, sunscreen, and water/drink.  We’ll enjoy a 45 minute brunch break on the beach mid-morning. (Restaurant food and drink is available, food cost not included in tour price).  The trip is for 4 to 12 people.  

Important Details

Schedule: Departures  Any day of the week, flexible dates.

Price per person: 1100 Pesos or $55. US


Departure: 6:30 AM sharp from your hotel

Return: 12:00 Noon

Join naturalist Michael Malone for exciting Birding Expeditions on the wild lagoons of the Pacific coast of Oaxaca state, Mexico