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“Sadly in captivity ”

National Mexican Turtle Center
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Turtle and Crocodile Eco Tour from Huatulco with...
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

It was ok for a quick visit. I am sure they are try to conserve species. A turtle we saw was in a small tank with a cleaning filtration system with a number of plastic tubes nearby,
which the turtle found distressing to navigate around.

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Lacked what we thought would be more of a history than an oversized aquarium. Exghbits could have been explained a little better to make it more interesting.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We went there presuming we were going to help the conservation and we got out with a complete different idea. They have sea turtles in tanks so small i couldn't fit there just for exposition. The tanks of the aquarium are small and badly prepared. You can see stressed turtles and that they want to get out of there.
Terrible place for such a wonderful animal. I don't even know how they can call themselves a institution to protect the Turtle

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Not completly agree with this kind of places but with the current exploitation of the turtle I think they are doing a great job.

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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Pretty basic place: outdoor enclosures and tanks with turtles in them, information placards (mostly in Spanish) and a handful of indoor enclosures (some of which don't even have real turtles in them!) There's also an informational film you can watch inside, with a choice of Spanish or English narration.

The place could use some work. It's not as visitor-friendly as the Tortugranja on Isla Mujeres, but I'm glad there's a place dedicated to turtle conservation on Mexico's Pacific Coast.

I went here without signing up for a tour. Some may benefit from going with a tour group, especially as part of a multi-site day trip, but I didn't feel it was necessary. I just spent the day walking around town and hiking up to Punta Cometa.

Thank msd204
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