The huge state of Oaxaca years ago established support systems for ecotourism on its coastal regions to create sustainable tourism. This includes protecting wild crocodiles and providing hatching areas such as the one at Chacahua
How to Get To Puerto Escondido
Buses eave Oaxaca's first class ADO terminal bound for Huatulco with service to Pochutla and Puerto Escondido
Buses leave Oaxaca City's second class terminal for Pochutla and Puerto Escondido.
Vans make regular runs from Oaxaca City to Puerto Escondido and Pochutla. for 120 pesos.
Colectivos (camioneta) in Pochutla make runs to Mazunte, Puerto Angel, and Zipolite beaches.
Coast Road Bus Service
Sur Bus and Local buses run along the coast road and connect all the coastal towns and villages
Flights reach Puerto Escondido from Oaxaca City, Mexico City
Tours are offered out of Puerto Escondido to visit two lagoons, Manialtepec and Chacahua. The lagoon tours include a trip over the lagoon by boat to observe water birds that feed in the mangrove lagoons.
Puerto Escondido offers Ecotours of the Chacahua Lagoon and the fishing village of Chacahua. Exotic birds such as Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, and Cormorant inhabit the lagoon where the tour also visits a crocodile preserve.
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Chacahua Lagoon Tours
Tours to the Lagoon Pastoria and the Chacahua Lagoon leave by boat from the village of Zapotalito, 60 miles northwest of Puerto Escondido off of highway 200.
The tours visit the remote fishing village of Chacahua after viewing exotic birds that nest and feed in the lagoons. Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, pelican, and Cormorant among many others inhabit the lagoon.
The tours also visit a crocodile preserve where the endangered crocodiles are protected in a program to keep a viable population in the park.
Several Tour agencies in Puerto Escondido offer the all day tours for 500 pesos including tour guide, boat transportation and vehicle transportation to the town of Zapotalito.
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Puerto Escondido Tour agencies offer Chacahua Lagoon Boat Tours to view many birds that live along the Pacific coast of Mexico
Tour guides point out places of interest during the boat trip through the several lakes and lagoons that make up the Chacahua park.
Chacahua Lagoon Birds
The stork nest during December and January and will be sitting on eggs in January. They occupy two of the several islands in the Chacahua Park.
The Roseate Spoon bill will nest in the same area as the stork and cormorant. They are not as common as the cormorant or stork but easy to spot due to their red tinged feathers.
The Frigate Bird nest in the same islands that house Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, pelican, and the Cormorant among many others inhabit the lagoon.
The Anhinga inhabits the same islands and can be found among the Cormorants.
Other birds seen in the Chacahua Park include the Great Blue Heron, the Great Egret, the Snowy Egret, the Tiger Heron, the white and the brown Pelican, and the Osprey.
Chacahua Lagoon boat tours on Oaxaca's Pacific Coast see many local birds and migrants that winter in the lagoons. The brown and the white p|penguin are commonly seen the a visitor from Canada according to the guides.
Wood Stork nesting in January
Several islands in the Chacahua Park become the winter nesting grounds of many Storks, Cormorants and others coastal birds.
Open outboards take passenger through the lagoons the village of Chacahua and the crocodile preserve.
The boat owners and guides know the lagoon well and will point out the various species.
Papaya grows readily along Oaxaca's coast
Chacahua can be reached by boat from the town of Zapotalito, 60 miles northwest of Puerto Escondido. Watch for the crossroads to Zapotalito.