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Address: Sobre la costa | 3km de Cuyutlan, Cuyutlan, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 313 328 8676

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We have visited this turtle sanctuary many times with many visitors. We always enjoy and especially recommend you go in the AM ( 10 or so ) and take the boat ride for 200 or so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 February 2016
McKinleyville, California, United States
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McKinleyville, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We have visited this turtle sanctuary many times with many visitors. We always enjoy and especially recommend you go in the AM ( 10 or so ) and take the boat ride for 200 or so pesos.

1 Thank HarryNJohnon
Los Angeles, California
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

If you are visiting Manzanillo, you must visit this place. Just understand this is not a world class zoo but it is a great sanctuary that does great work with what they are given. Here's what you should know, this is more than a turtle sanctuary. They also have an iguana habitat and crocodile habitat. Make sure you take the... More 

Thank Jose A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

We booked this excursion with Hectours through the Las Hadas hotel. Now it is not normally something we would book but my son wanted to see the turtles so we did it and glad we did. The bus ride was a tad long...at least 40 minutes with one restroom stop at the toll border. They have pop machines there so... More 

Thank Tracy K
Cuyutlan, Mexico
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

This turtle sanctuary plays an important role in collecting the turtle eggs from the black sand beach of Cuyutlan that is a popular hatching area for the large sea turtles. Although turtles and their eggs are protected by the government, many Mexicans still collect them illegally. This Cuyutlan Turtle Sanctuary patrols the beach on a nightly round to spot the... More 

1 Thank Suzanne L
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

What a phenomenal experience at this facility. Definitely worth doing! Releasing babies into the sea was ethereal! If you find your way to this small community put this on your list of things to do.

Thank StLfaninCA
Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

While you are in Cuyutlan, Colima the tortugario is a classic place to visit and tour. Located right off the beach, it features sort of a zoo with all kinds of turtles, crocodiles, iguanas and also turtle eggs plus access to the Cuyutlan lagoon and boat rentals.

Thank Jesse R
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

It is an amazing experience, especially for kids… You have a walk through the turtle reproduction process, egg hatching, etc.. but best of all, during season the kids release turtles into the sea.. It is very educational.. they also have a jungle boat tour where you may catch sight of a Gator...

1 Thank tropicorneta
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

interesting to see the valuable work these folks are doing to save the sea turtle and a chance to see crocodiles as well. Not much else to see but at times you can help with taking the newly-hatched turtles to the sea.

Thank ckmariachi
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Can be hot, use sunscreen. Staff well trained and gave us valuable information about turtles. There are some rescued large adult turtles that are kept there for rehabilitation having been injured by boats or predators. Did not take the jungle boat tour on this visit.

Thank JustmeManzanillo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

Giant endangered turtles in outdoor tanks, friendly guides. We got to release baby turtles on the beach, which was pretty amazing. My friend was also invited to help the staff measure a year old tiny croc. Also worth it is the lagoon tour. Small boats through mangrove tunnels and across open ponds. Lots of different birds, osprey and cormorant. Full... More 

Thank ArchAlec

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