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Ventanilla, or La Ventanilla, is an estuary of the Tonameca River, and is an important ecological area on the Oaxacan coast. A small village is also located here, surrounded by mangroves and the birds and animals that call them home. La Ventanilla gets its name “the window” from a large rock formation on the beach. The huge rock juts out on the coast, featuring a small “window” that looks out to the sea.

Back in the 1990s La Ventanilla was just a stretch of undeveloped beach with a coconut plantation. Three families lived in the area, despite no electricity until nearly 2000. Today, there are approximately 25 Zapotec families that have settled in the area. These inhabitants have established crocodile farms, where they monitor and raise them, setting them free once the reptiles are able to survive on their own. The villagers also work on reforesting the mangroves, with over 30,000 mangroves already replanted.

Visitors to Ventanilla typically journey on a canoe through the mangroves, looking for crocodiles in their natural habitat, along with birds and other reptiles that call Ventanilla home. In addition to exploring Ventanilla via canoe, horseback rides along the beach are also popular. Depending on the time of year, look for sea turtles and dolphins that frequent the area to feed on crustaceans and microorganisms. They are more abundant during a rainy season phenomenon known as “broken bars,” when the sea meets the lagoon.

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Turtle and Crocodile Eco Tour from Huatulco with Mangrove Boat Ride

Turtle and Crocodile Eco Tour from Huatulco with Mangrove Boat Ride

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Experience an enchanting day amid mysterious mangroves and luscious lagoons on a full-day eco-tour from Huatulco. Ride on a boat through tranquil mangroves and scan the verdant undergrowth for fearsome crocodiles. Come face-to-face with sea turtles in the National Mexican Turtle Center before reclining on the silken, sandy shores of the popular surfing village Zipolite. Personalized attention from your guide is guaranteed on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 20 people.
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What are Ventanilla hours of operation?
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Ventanilla hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Ventanilla tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ventanilla can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Ventanilla tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Ventanilla 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ventanilla costs USD 35.00. Guided Ventanilla tours start around USD 35.00 per person. See all 1 Ventanilla tickets and tours on Viator.
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