Welcome to Mazunte


Mazunte is known for its sea turtles: an interesting research center just off the main drag has an aquarium open to the public. It’s also a good place to learn Spanish, practice yoga or simply do nothing.


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Mazunte activities

$50.67 Outdoor Activities

Huatulco Turtle and Crocodile Eco Tour with Mangrove Boat Ride

After hotel pickup, relax aboard your air-conditioned minivan on the 1.5-hour drive from Bahías de Huatulco. Upon reaching La Ventanilla, a small beach village, start your small-group eco-tour of the lagoon, an estuary of the Tonameca River. Embark on a boat cruise through the mangroves to observe a wide variety of wildlife and listen to the sounds of birds such as woodpeckers, kingfisher and herons. Along with turtles, deer and iguanas, you may spot crocodiles swimming or nesting in their natural habitat! Then we will take you to Mazunte considered magical town, where you will visit a workshop of natural cosmetics, where you can learn about the processes of making natural products such as: soap, creams, among others. Next, you will visit the Mexican Center for Turtle Research, a place that is responsible for the conservation and study of 7 of the 9 species of turtles that exist on the coast of the state. Later we will go to Zipolite, an open sea beach where you can walk and take pictures. We will end our tour in Puerto Angel, to visit a restaurant facing the sea where you can enjoy delicious fresh seafood (on your own).

$44 Outdoor Activities

Day Trip to Oaxaca's Emerald Coast

Discover Puerto Angel and Mazunte, a small community which is developing ecotourism. Puerto Ángel is the ideal place if your objective is to get close to nature. Reconciliation with the sea turtle is one of the highlights in the history of Mazunte, a heavenly, peaceful destination on the coast of Oaxaca. Here is located the factory The Body Shop International and the Mexican Center of the Turtle, where you will see an exhibit 7 of the 8 species of Sea turtles. You will continue to Zipolite, a beautiful beach with high waves that also attracts surfers and has a section for nudism. To finish, you can eat a delicious fish and seafood typical of this place of fishermen (not included).

$270 Kid Friendly

Turtle Release Escobilla Sanctuary

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Santuario La Escobilla, Mazunte, Southern MexicoLa Escobilla es “El Santuario de las Tortugas” debido a la gran cantidad de tortugas que arriban a esta costa oaxaqueña, durante todo el año; es el centro de anidación de tortuga marina más importante de México desde el punto de vista numérico y uno de los más importantes a nivel mundial. Esta playa mide aproximadamente 25 kilómetros de extensión y se ubica en el municipio de Santa María Tonameca, OaxacaDuration: 1 hourStop At: Laguna Ventanilla, Mazunte, Southern MexicoDebemos considerar que tanto los manglares como las selvas son los ecosistemas más complejos y productivos del planeta. Aquí anidan y viven diferentes especies de reptiles y aves, tales como el pájaro carpintero, martín pescador, pato buzo y una inmensa variedad de garzas, cocodrilos e iguanas, muchas de ellas en peligro de extinción. Además de ser grandes productores primarios de energía y oxígeno, los manglares contribuyen a la ecología global al evitar la erosión en la línea costera, facilitando así la formación de suelo y el establecimiento de la vegetación; además, ayuda a regular las fluctuaciones de temperatura y humedad, proveyendo hábitat a una gran variedad de vida terrestre y acuática.Duration: 2 hours

$65 Kid Friendly

TURTLE RELEASE HUATULCO

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Santuario La Escobilla, Mazunte, Southern MexicoIn five and half hours tour you will learn a lot about the nature of sea turtles; from Huatulco we have to drive for 75 minutes to arrive.Duration: 1 hour

$85 Outdoor Activities

NATURE SUN AND 5 BEACHES IN THE MAGIC TOWN OF MAZUNTE

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Valfred Excursiones Turisticas, Puerto Escondido, Southern MexicoHere we visit a circuit with 5 diffrente places, Ventanilla, Mazunte, San Agustinillo, Zipolite and Puerto Angel.Duration: 8 hours