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Coyuca Lagoon (Laguna de Coyuca)
Coyuca Lagoon (Laguna de Coyuca)

Coyuca Lagoon (Laguna de Coyuca)

Fuerza Aérea Mexicana s/n, Pie de la Cuesta, Acapulco de Juárez

The Basics

Located just 6 miles (10 kilometers) from bustling Acapulco, Coyuca Lagoon has a lush jungle shoreline that’s been featured in movies such asRambo,Tarzan, andThe African Queen. On a guided boat tour, explore the tropical vegetation, coconut palm groves, mangroves, and water hyacinths, as you keep an eye out for the seabirds that call the lagoon home. Water-sports activities such as waterskiing and Jet Skiing are available, and some tours include the chance to release baby turtles.

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✨ Jungle Tour Coyuca Lagoon 1 Hour Boat Ride & Baby Turtle Release Tour w/Lunch
✨ Jungle Tour Coyuca Lagoon 1 Hour Boat Ride & Baby Turtle Release Tour w/Lunch
star-4.5
$76.99 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great trip
We had a really good day with great tour guides Jesus and Mario! They went out of their way to make sure we had a fun day with the kids!
Gina_F, May 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Acapulco

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Being an outdoor person, my husband...
Donna M, Feb 2017
⭐ Coyuca Lagoon Countryside Baby Turtle Release Lunch & Boat Ride
Being an outdoor person, my husband absolutely loved this tour. it was so nice to get out of the city and see the flora and fauna of the lagoon. The long, clean beach was amazing. I loved releasing the baby turtles. They were so cute. The food was delicious and eating it practically on the beach was so peaceful. Loved this tour. Highly recommend it.
star-5
I am an outdoor person and I...
yuko, Apr 2017
✨ Jungle Tour Coyuca Lagoon 1 Hour Boat Ride & Baby Turtle Release Tour w/Lunch
I am an outdoor person and I absolutely loved this tour, gettion out of the city to see the flora and fauna of the lagoon was by far the most pleasant experience of my trip to Acapulco. The beach was amazing, so clean and long. Releasing the baby turtles was a treat. They were so cute. The meal on the beach was delicious, eating it practically on the beach was fantasticl. Loved this tour. Highly recommend it.
star-5
Roger picked us up at hotel and took...
terrian99, Feb 2018
⭐ Coyuca Lagoon Countryside Baby Turtle Release Lunch & Boat Ride
Roger picked us up at hotel and took us for a great tour of Acapulco! Very knowledgeable on plants, birds, and culture! The boat ride in the Coyuca Lagoon was amazing! Very clear water! Mud facial, wide variety birds! Great lunch at beach restaurant, shrimp and chicken adobo!
star-5
Excellent. Don't forget your towel, as...
Denise S, Mar 2008
Coyuca Lagoon Tour in Acapulco
Excellent. Don't forget your towel, as the beach is stunning.
star-5
We had such a great time during our...
Kenneth Kiwicz, Dec 2017
✨ Jungle Tour Coyuca Lagoon 1 Hour Boat Ride & Baby Turtle Release Tour w/Lunch
We had such a great time during our Lucho Libre experience with Rudy that we chose to go on another one of his amazing tours in Acapulco. During this trip, we were able to learn more about the culture of the region both present and past. We also were able to enjoy natural beauty and scenery. My wife's favorite part of the excursion was releasing the baby turtles. We would definitely recommend Rudy to anyone for any needs that you have in Acapulco. He is able to take pictures and record videos so that you can have the memories available to you for your lifetime.
star-5
Roger was an amazing guide and very...
Filina B, Feb 2018
⭐ Coyuca Lagoon Countryside Baby Turtle Release Lunch & Boat Ride
Roger was an amazing guide and very knowledgeable. The tour was a lot of fun, there were 4 in our family ranging in age from 13-63 and everyone had a great time. You have the opportunity to swim in the river, so bring a suit! There is also a mud mask you can buy. I highly recommend this tour.
star-4
Loved the quaintness of the...
Ken D, Apr 2018
⭐ Coyuca Lagoon Countryside Baby Turtle Release Lunch & Boat Ride
Loved the quaintness of the excursion. The guide and driver were excellent. The beach lunch was fantastic. I was a bit disappointed in the turtle release. Maybe my expectations were to high. I wanted to see the eggs and have better understanding of turtles. We were given baby turtles and given a line on the shore where to stand and relese them. They did swim to the ocean which was awesome. I just wanted more history and explaination
star-5
Excellent. We had a great time. Rudy...
PamG, Feb 2018
✨ Jungle Tour Coyuca Lagoon 1 Hour Boat Ride & Baby Turtle Release Tour w/Lunch
Excellent. We had a great time. Rudy and Roger were going to do our trip together but we had a few people cancel from our group so we decided to just take Roger. It was super. He was very attentive and knew all the ins and outs of everywhere we went. We were very well taken care of all day. First we went to the Centro Market. He parked and walked us around, showing and tasting things as we went. He event bought me a souvenir!!! We ate fresh fruits, breads, etc. all before continuing to the lagoon. One there, we boarded a small boat with a few other couples and headed down the driver. Having Roger participate with us was like having our own personal guide. After swimming in the river and enjoying time together, we headed to a local restaurant for lunch. As it was very local, Roger helped with our menu selections. Then, our private turtle release. It was fantastic!! Everything was great. Here's the bonus: once you're back home, within a day or so, Rudy and Roger send you a link to all the photos they took of your trip. FREE!! What a wonderful touch. I highly recommend this trip and Rudy and Roger!!
star-5
The tour was a great experience, I was...
Oscar B, Aug 2016
⭐ Coyuca Lagoon Countryside Baby Turtle Release Lunch & Boat Ride
The tour was a great experience, I was picked up at the lobby hotel by Jose, he spoke a pretty good english, he's a great guy, professional and fun. first we went to Coyuca Lagoon, 20 minutes away from Costera main street, there's a stunning mangrove jungle where we go trough it on a boat and saw some beautiful birds like white american ibis and some kind of wild ducks. Actually, some Hollywood movies were filmed in this location, like the blockbuster Rambo II, performed by Syl Stallone. Then we went to the turtle camp where we released baby turtles into the ocean, was incredible, I felt the force of nature in my hands!! I took pics like crazy! I really enjoyed this tour and I thought that it worth the price. I highly recommend this tour and doing it with this company, you're going to feel very comfortable and safe.
star-5
A great trip off the beaten path...
Bruce T, Oct 2017
⭐ Coyuca Lagoon Countryside Baby Turtle Release Lunch & Boat Ride
A great trip off the beaten path. We were picked up at our hotel by a air-conditioned van, and traveled out of Acapulco to Coyuca Lagoon. Had a very interesting boat ride around the lagoon with commentary about wild life of the lagoon. Saw the locals fishing and later on had a huge meal at a restaurant on the beach - all inclusive with the price. An added surprise was, the tour guide took pictures during the tour and created a great video which was sent to us at no additional charge. A great souvenir of the trip. Thank you - I highly recommend this tour
star-4
We were on a cruise ship that...
wertzclimb, Mar 2018
⭐ Coyuca Lagoon Countryside Baby Turtle Release Lunch & Boat Ride
We were on a cruise ship that stopped in Acapulco for the day. Our instructions were to meet our guide outside the gangplank at 11:30...They changed the pick-up time to 9:00 which was good for us, but unfortunate for two in our group of 8 people that did not have access to internet for the new time. We waited for over 30 minutes and then left without them. The tour was overall great. The boat ride was wonderful with lots of great scenery and species of birds. The best part of the day was the release of the Kemp Ridley turtles... A very special event. I was able to release six into the Pacific Ocean...hoping that at least one will survive their perilous journey to adulthood. The reason, I am giving this tour a four instead of a five is the lunch. It was terrible. Two extra cold beers were nice, but I can not recommend the fish or shrimp lunches....of course we were hungry, so we ate some of it...but it was not appetizing. The beans were tasteless, the rice was dry and the shrimp were over cooked and dried out...so. you could not get them out of their shells. This company could change my rating to five stars plus, if they just improve the lunch...
star-5
Tour started in my hotel, then we...
pepepipa54, Nov 2017
⭐ Coyuca Lagoon Countryside Baby Turtle Release Lunch & Boat Ride
Tour started in my hotel, then we head to Pie de la Cuesta beach, Arturo and Roger our guides were a wealth of information and they additionally drove through the City Market, It took one hour approx. to arrive to Barra de Coyuca, the narrow strip of land between Pacific Ocean and Laguna de Coyuca where Sylvester Stallone filmed Rambo: First Blood Part II. What a paradise. The mixture of the two different areas turned out in success. It came naturally and very beautiful to me, with bird flocks, sand, sea waves and the lagoon. Very peaceful atmosphere, I would say. Lunch was awesome, but my favorite part was the Sea Turtle Release, what a cool thing to witness and be a part of! One of the best tours Ive ever taken, I thought at first it sounded like a super Touristy thing to do, but it's now one of the things I tell people not to miss!!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Coyuca Lagoon is an ideal day trip for bird-watchers and nature lovers.

  • Stop in the nearby tiny town of Embarcadero to pick up fresh seafood if you have cooking facilities.

  • The lagoon is located in Pie de la Cuesta, a small beach town with restaurants and resorts, as well as a popular spa.

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How to Get There

Most visitors travel to Coyuca Lagoon on a half- or full-day tour from Acapulco, which includes round-trip transportation, but you can certainly visit on your own. Buses marked "Pie de la Cuesta" leave regularly from La Costera in central Acapulco, dropping you off at the broad, sandy peninsula that separates the Pacific from the estuary.

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When to Get There

Guided Coyuca Lagoon boat tours typically leave in the morning from Acapulco, but sunset is a popular time to visit Pie de la Cuesta and the lagoon because of the picturesque views, so if you’re traveling on your own plan to linger later into the day. Wintertime (from December to March) is peak season in Acapulco, which means you’ll come across the biggest crowds then.

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Pie de la Cuesta

Known for its relaxed vibe, Pie de la Cuesta is considered a peaceful getaway from Acapulco and makes for an easy day-trip option, especially for couples looking for a romantic escape. In addition to the lagoon, this small beach town boasts seafood restaurants and eco-friendly resorts. It is also home to a Mexican Air Force base.

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