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Sea Turtle Hatchery

#3 of 9 things to do in Cayo Largo Features Animals
Villas Iguana, Cayo Largo 27900, Cuba
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A must see!!!

I loved the hatchery! Seeing he sea turtles through the stages and getting to get up close to them... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah B
Grand Blanc, Michigan
Sea Turtle farm

A pleasant experience for our 11 hyear old daughter. It was very kind of the young man who took us... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Crista B
Colborne, Ontario, Canada
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Villas Iguana, Cayo Largo 27900, Cuba
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the hatchery! Seeing he sea turtles through the stages and getting to get up close to them was super cool! The gentleman (sorry in my excitement I forgot to remember his name) that was working there was very helpful, he answered all of...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

A pleasant experience for our 11 hyear old daughter. It was very kind of the young man who took us on a tour before the regular lad came back

Thank Crista B
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Go here, you must! Best experience of my life. Thanks to Leonardo and the other gentleman who's name I can't remember. Such a beautiful thing they do, and being able to see and touch the sea turtles was beyond any experience I've ever had. It...More

2  Thank Cubanito79
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Stop and see these beautiful sea creatures and the people that are taking the time to try to increase the turtle population. Take some turtle food that can be purchased in Canada, the operators will appreciate it because it is not available there and it...More

2  Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I came here on a tour to Cayo Largo with 2 friends. I was a little reluctant to pick up the turtles at first especially the big ones but at the end I wanted to touch them. Even though I didn't understand the man talking...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Quite interesting & educational for Children! From our hotel you could take the train to the marina, quite close by & admission was only 3 cucs! Then after you could shop for souvenirs!

1  Thank Gus T
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Small little sanctuary with big heart, the attendant was extremely knowledgeable and let us touch and feed these amazing creatures. This place was at the marina.

Thank Margaret E
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We loved this outing. A small place with great information on the turtles and the work these people are doing. The kids loved it!

Thank Pcharette26
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I love these guys for making a hatchery and protecting the critters. I didn't realise that even the big turtles are actually only just under 2 years old! It's a lot of fun to play with them and feed them. I could spend hours here....More

1  Thank Kunal C
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Was beautiful to see all kinds of turtles. Babys and Medium Size. There is a hatching area and many holding tanks. Three bucks to get in and give them five bucks for a donation at least. You really enjoy it and are part of saving...More

Thank Andrew F
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How far is this place from cayo Santa Maria?
24 April 2017|
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Response from Andrew F | Reviewed this property |
Cayo Largo is on the Caribbean Sea !! It is on the south coast of Cuba. It is an Island separate from the Cuban Mainland. Cayo Santa Maria is on the north coast of the Cuban mainland and faces the Atlantic. Its less than an... More
how far is Cayo Largo from Havana
2 September 2016|
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Response from Gary570 | Reviewed this property |
Hey Good day,, It's about a 45 min flight. You might pay 199 Dollars for a Excursion package from you Hotel but it's a tour with lunch too and return trip,, it's a Great tour , got to love Havana.
We are visiting Cuba from the 31th of december 2016 till the 15th of january 2017 and would love to see some turtles lay eggs and/or hatch. Is there a chance to see this in that period? Thanks!
21 August 2016|
Response from OneWorldBlue | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that you would be able to see any turtle lay eggs there as this place they have fix opening time and not a free area that you could walk in any time you like. As I was there I don't hear that they have any... More