Tortugueros Las Playitas
Tortugueros Las Playitas
4.5
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
About
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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  • ShareMyExperience
    Austin, Texas41 contributions
    interesting experience
    Easy to get there if you follow Apple maps directions; no way to miss it. Minimal explanations provided. Ad-hoc type of activity. Only the designated volunteers release the turtles to the ocean; tourists only witness the process. Overall, a good experience, particularly accounting for the beautiful sunsets in BC...
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 22, 2022
  • Jamie H
    218 contributions
    Sunset turtle release
    Got their at sunset. Park along tue road and walk to what looks like a greenhouse . You will see signs for turtle release. Instructions will follow. Bring cash for a cool shirt and a donation.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written December 30, 2022
  • Raja H
    New York City, New York209 contributions
    Big, open beach. Awesome with or without turtles. Parking can be the worst
    Came here to visit the turtle hatchlings, which happens between but didn't bother checking the schedule (find it on facebook "Tortugueros Las Playitas"). Still had a great time exploring the long beach and watching the sunset. The drive in is a a narrow dirt road, but we managed fine in our Volkswagon Jetta. For parking, be mindful that there's a set of septic trucks that go in and out of the gated area by the end of the road. Do not park between the giant No Parking signs since that prevents them from exiting/entering. Also do yourself a favor and arrive an hour at least before sunset to not deal with the mess of cars trying to get in and out. Even better, park your car a few meters further from the beach (closer to the road) to avoid getting jammed in.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 26, 2023
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troyandsunny
Portland, OR7 contributions
Jun. 2023
I visited in mid-June, so I missed the turtles, but I took one of their other tours, a kayak trip in the Pacific Ocean with option to snorkel. It was amazing and my guide, Steve, a pro-surfer had so many great stories to tell about the area. I felt very safe. And got to see much wildlife.
Written June 15, 2023
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Raja H
New York City, NY209 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
Came here to visit the turtle hatchlings, which happens between but didn't bother checking the schedule (find it on facebook "Tortugueros Las Playitas"). Still had a great time exploring the long beach and watching the sunset.

The drive in is a a narrow dirt road, but we managed fine in our Volkswagon Jetta. For parking, be mindful that there's a set of septic trucks that go in and out of the gated area by the end of the road. Do not park between the giant No Parking signs since that prevents them from exiting/entering. Also do yourself a favor and arrive an hour at least before sunset to not deal with the mess of cars trying to get in and out. Even better, park your car a few meters further from the beach (closer to the road) to avoid getting jammed in.
Written March 26, 2023
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DMBfan71
Scottsdale, AZ501 contributions
Mar. 2023
This was a wonderful experience! The only reason I didn't give it 4 stars is we were told to be there at 6pm but the release didn't happen until after 7pm. Just a lot of standing around not knowing what was happening - until it happened! It was incredibly cool, though!!
Written March 10, 2023
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Jennifer C
Calgary, Canada38 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Friends
If you love nature, animals, conservation etc this is a must do experience! It is very educational, (and a little sad) to learn about the endangered turtles, their struggles, populations, breeds etc. it was an absolutely breathtaking view of the sunset, but even more breathtaking was watching the little baby turtles head towards the vast ocean to start their lives! It’s very emotional if you are an animal lover, but the experience is truly magical! A definite highlight of our trip, and I highly recommend it!

Also the volunteers are very knowledgeable and kind! A huge shout out to them all and big THANK YOU for all they do!
Written January 22, 2023
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Jamie H
218 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Family
Got their at sunset. Park along tue road and walk to what looks like a greenhouse . You will see signs for turtle release. Instructions will follow. Bring cash for a cool shirt and a donation.
Written December 30, 2022
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Lindsay H
17 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Family
We Did the biologist for a day with my fam. 2 adults 3 kids. 5-7 shift in December on Christmas Day . It was perfect. We cleaned nests, counted eggs, helped with the release. The best experience ever! Communication with organization beforehand is a little challenging , but it all works out in the end. Just show up! Jimmy and Angie are great and so helpful. Donate to this amazing cause!!!
Written December 26, 2022
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ShareMyExperience
Austin, TX41 contributions
Dec. 2022
Easy to get there if you follow Apple maps directions; no way to miss it. Minimal explanations provided. Ad-hoc type of activity. Only the designated volunteers release the turtles to the ocean; tourists only witness the process. Overall, a good experience, particularly accounting for the beautiful sunsets in BC...
Written December 22, 2022
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Marcelle C
Vernon, Canada108 contributions
Nov. 2022
We didn’t think the baby turtles were ready because we got an email response from their website that said they were not releasing yet. We just went down to the beach at 4 pm and they were there releasing turtles for 100 pesos each.
We turned down the beach road in front of Los Pinos store (Pacifica Fish Market is there too) and drove all the way to the end.
Parking is up and to the right (not on the road).
Pay 100 pesos and they will give you a baby turtle in a coconut shell to release.
They didn’t speak any English but you get the gist of what they were saying — basically don’t touch them with your hands and don’t cross the line the volunteers draw in the sand.
I loved every minute of this experience. I didn’t realize how much it would touch my heart until they gave me the baby turtle and I looked at him and let him go. It was just so special. I cried the entire time. Absolutely a must do if you are in Todos Santos in November - December.
Written November 23, 2022
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ro c
Upper Peninsula, MI33 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
Over years of human activity that has reduced the opportunity for sea turtles to procreate, being able to enjoy a new generation of sea turtles being released.
About 100 new members of the club were released with the direction and encouragement
Written July 25, 2022
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dmogie
Fort Collins, CO88 contributions
Apr. 2022
Desolate, stunning beauty, huge beach, somewhat remote, the access roads are unmarked and not maintained. You will be parking at dead-end roads beside homes, or on the beach (warning: the beach parking can be on very soft sand that some cars with street tires will get stuck). There are beach folks living/camping in buses and vans like in the 60's and 70's. As in much of Mexico, folks just dump their trash and construction debris. The signs say to clean up after your dogs and horses- that is a joke. Poop everywhere. Also, the dog owners let the dogs run wild- we witnessed a group of people with several dogs watch as their dog pack attacked a single dog. It was nearly horrific but the owner of the single dog dove on top of it to protect it.
Written April 10, 2022
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TORTUGUEROS LAS PLAYITAS - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Tortugueros Las Playitas is open:
  • Sun - Sat 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
  • Sun - Sat 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.