Frequently Asked Questions


   What Items do I need to bring?

For Trip #1 By Motorboat we suggest you bring a hat, sunscreen, camera, water, a snack, and towel if you intend to swim.

The boat is carpeted so sandals or light shoes are fine, as well as light clothing eg T-shirt and shorts.

For Trips #2 & #3 By Kayak same as for #1 above, however many prefer to wear a swim suit as you need to step into knee-deep water

For Trip #4 to the Mountains  Bring a light-weight jacket for the cool morning or layers to shed as it warms up. Long light-weight pants are preferred for bug protection,

Sturdy walking shoes are required for the rough paths.

 

   What is the Food & Drink and Restaurant Situation?

All food and drink is at your expense

For Trip #1 By Motorboat bring your water and a snack for the boat trip; we stop at ~ 10am at a beach restaurant where they can cook up good egg dishes, or for something lighter try the sopes or quesadillas. The restaurant offers a wide variety of drinks - soft drinks, juices, coconuts, and beer.

For Trip #2 bring your water and a snack for the kayak trip; we stop at 12 noon at a beach restaurant where they can cook up seafood dinners or egg dishes, or for something lighter try the sopes or quesadillas. The restaurant offers a wide variety of drinks - soft drinks, juices, coconuts, and beer.

For Trip #3 bring your water and a snack for the kayak trip; at the end of the tour we stop at the dock restaurant for a drink where we fill-in our bird checklist.

For Trip #4 bring your water, a snack and your lunch as there are no services to buy a lunch at the coffee ranch. In mid afternoon when driving we'll stop to buy drinks and snacks.

 

   What About the Restroom Facilities?

Trips #1, 2 and 3  There is a good restroom at the dock restaurant before we get into the boat or kayaks; later at our beach break there is also a good restroom facility. 

Trip #4 Restrooms are available at the coffee ranch during our hike there; while driving gas stations or pay facilities are readily available.

 

     Are There Biting Insects?

Trips #1, 2 and 3 Because we only operate during the dry season biting insects are not a big problem. If you do have insect repellent do bring it along as different people have differing attraction to insects. We keep some DEET on the boat / kayaks just in case mosquities appear but it is rarely required.

Trip #4   There can be some no-see-ums (tiny biters) on the mountain trails; long sleeves and long pants will easily overcome them; DEET helps repel them.

 

     What is the Tipping Policy?

A tip of 20 - 30 pesos (US $2.) per person is recommended for our boatman which is of course completely voluntary. As for any Guide tipping is appreciated but is not mandatory.

 

       



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