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Tortugueros Las Playitas

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Address: Camino a Las Playitas | Between Calle Los Mangos & Camino Internacional, Todos Santos 2300, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 612 177 8393
06:00 - 07:30
16:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 07:30
16:00 - 19:30

We welcome tourist participation in Sea Turtle conservation activities...

We welcome tourist participation in Sea Turtle conservation activities throughout the year in Todos Santos. Our program includes: Sea Turtle habitat protection, hatchling release, nest rescue and incubation, environmental education and community outreach. There are Volunteer opportunities for all ages! Individuals, families and school groups are invited to participate. We thank you for participating in our Eco-Tours which help improve sustainable fisheries in Baja!

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Very nice experience

One of the top 20 bucket list must do. This experience is something to be in touch with the nature and show animal conservation to our next generation. The shelter was lead by a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Isaac R
Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the top 20 bucket list must do. This experience is something to be in touch with the nature and show animal conservation to our next generation. The shelter was lead by a kid, impressive!

Thank Isaac R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to Todos Santos is not complete without a visit to this beach to watch the hatchling turtles struggling to enter the surf just before dark. Five species of sea turtle are found along the beaches of Baja California peninsula. Leatherback turtles are the most endangered. Mother turtles lay their eggs from October through March on undeveloped beaches north... More 

1 Thank Charles S
Aldergrove, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the baby turtle release last night. What a great experience! The kids got to help dig out some hatching eggs out of the nest as well as help set the little turtles out on the beach to make their way into the huge crashing waves. One note - the last part of the road (Calle Los Mangos) is... More 

1 Thank Margot W
bc canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

An unforgettable experience to see such small creatures struggle to enter the ocean. It takes place as the sun sets on most evenings in the winter months I believe. Please respect the line they draw in the sand as the little turtles will get stuck in a footprint. Sometimes there is a large crowd and not everyone clues into what... More 

Thank riderzee
Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic experience to watch baby sea turtles make their journey into the water. We enjoyed the information we received at the beginning of the experience. The volunteers love what they do and are happy to share. It was neat to see the area where the turtles in QB, and hear about the process. It was also fun to... More 

1 Thank Colleen B
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

It was an amazing and lovely experience to spend time with the cute baby turtles and watch them back to the mother natural :) You will ..... love the turtles, love the beach, love the sunset!

Thank Joyce C
Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

When we visited in February, the volunteers showed up at 5:15 to check on the turtles. The first day, there were no hatchings ... so we returned the next day, and there were 17. (They were already hatched; we didn't get to witness them digging their way out of the sand.) Before putting the turtles out, the volunteers allowed the... More 

Thank Cowpunzel
La Paz, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Even though I was unsure about how to get here and wether I was going to find people releasing turtles or not, I've decided to take my girlfriend with me to this beach. I've asked a local from Todos Santos if they were releasing turtles that day and he said they were going to do so at around 6 P.M!... More 

Thank Napoleon D
White Salmon
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Plan to arrive well before sunset so you have time to talk with the volunteers and see the operation. We stopped by to find out details one afternoon and visited with a couple who were volunteering (it's HOT in the greenhouse where the eggs are buried), then returned to see the release another day around 6 pm. There were lots... More 

Thank sullydk
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118 reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Just great! Run by volunteers who are friendly and knowledgable.It is a moving experience and one not to be missed.These little turtles are endangered and these people do fantastic work.

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