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National Mexican Turtle Center

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Address: Carretera Puerto Angel- San Antonio Kilometro 10 | Col. Sta. Maria Tonameca, Mazunte 70902, Mexico
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+52 55 5449 7000
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Live close the experience with turtles.

In this place the turtles of different species are showed to educate the people of the surroundings and visitors of how to preserve them. There were magnificent galapagos, careys... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Mayra G
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

In this place the turtles of different species are showed to educate the people of the surroundings and visitors of how to preserve them. There were magnificent galapagos, careys , whites turtles, several species that sometimes we are not aware that even exist.A good place for a visit.

Thank Mayra G
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

The turtle centre is a gorgeous building. The turtles need much better care and there should be guides to explain their importance and the success of saving them. Maybe a good video introduction would assist.

Thank Teresa G
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My little girl really enjoyed looking at the different turtles and was fascinated with the "baby turtles" in the raising area.

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

At first you think maybe this wasn't a good idea (some empty exhibits) but as you wind through the land turtles you start to think this is pretty cool. Walk down to the sea turtles and they steal the show. Then there's tanks where baby sea and land turtles are and you could scoop them up they are so cute.... More 

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Few people will know that the museum is a converted factory that processed turtles for our forefathers' preferred delicacy: turtle soup. As Museums go, this isn't bad, but a bit slap-dash and neglected. Still, it's very interesting seeing the different species, and above all, helping turtles to survive.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

We arrived as the center was opening. Make sure you bring small bills because we had trouble getting in. This place is big will lots of baby turtles. We did not have a tour guide so we just wondered around. The place was empty except for one other family. Being a huge fan of sea turtles it was cool to... More 

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

A place for turtle preservation activities. A good place to go with kids. Doesn't look like it is finished yet. Mostly all water turtles are present

Thank Jens R
Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Excellent and knowledgable tour guide provides impressive insight into Turtle happenings. Wonderful selection of specimens and very inexpensive entrance fee.

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great day trip, lots of turtles, beautiful beaches, nice little town, very friendly people, near Zipolite & Puerto Angel, highly recommend

Thank Minea G
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

I was a little disappointed by this turtle 'sanctuary' in Mazunte. Many of the bigger turtles were in a pool with no rocks or anything resembling their natural habitat in the wild. They tended to just swim back and forth aimlessly so if you want to see turtles exhibiting normal behaviour this is probably not ideal. However, if you just... More 

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