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Tortugueros Las Playitas

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Camino a Las Playitas | Between Calle Los Mangos & Camino Internacional, Todos Santos 2300, Mexico
+52 612 177 8393
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Turtle release

What a perfect family outing. So much fun un-earthing these precious hatchlings. Watching them... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Donna M
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Macomb, Michigan
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So magical watching those babies scramble to the ocean! Feel such a part of nature!

Be prepared to stay for an hour or more depending on when you arrive. The setting of the sun was... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
lehookedontravel
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Christina Lake, Canada
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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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Camino a Las Playitas | Between Calle Los Mangos & Camino Internacional, Todos Santos 2300, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a perfect family outing. So much fun un-earthing these precious hatchlings. Watching them coming alive after their "nap", then making a daring attempt to freedom in the sea. The kids and adults alike had a great time.

1  Thank Donna M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Be prepared to stay for an hour or more depending on when you arrive. The setting of the sun was stellar as the babies scrambled to the water. Was so delightful to see how they are supported by the people who help with the protection...More

Thank lehookedontravel
Reviewed 6 May 2017

What a great place. From the lovely little boy who instructed everyone on the process, to watching the baby turtles make their way down the sand, and the sun setting behind the whole scene... a highlight of our trip.

Thank clarehegg
Reviewed 10 April 2017 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
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 4 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Margot W
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...More

Thank riderzee
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...More

1  Thank Colleen B
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
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank Cowpunzel
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Garth2657
22 June 2017|
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Response from Mary E | Reviewed this property |
You will find that most of the Pacific Ocean in that region is NOT good for swimming/snorkeling - very strong current and many drownings. You're better to go to the Sea of Cortez side of Mexico where the sea is calmer. Do... More
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srselander15
18 January 2016|
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Response from Cowpunzel | Reviewed this property |
The turtles are released December 1-March 31, per their website. It's a bit of a hike from Cabo ... at least 90 minutes.
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