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Tortugranja (Turtle Farm)

Carretera Sac Bajo Km 5 | Fraccionamiento Mar Turquesa, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Aquariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Marinas
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Chicago
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Turtle Farm is a MUST visit on any trip to Isla Mujeres. There is a $3/person entrance fee and you can pay $2 per bag of food to feed the turtles. There are tons of turtles. They even have some turtles outside in different areas. We enjoyed feeding the turtles and highly recommend stopping by!

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Rochester, New York, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Nice, cheap, fast stop. Cab driver explained that they dig up the turtle eggs, incubate them in a sand pit, and release them at the appropriate time. Cheap entry fee ($3.00 I think). Good for 30 minutes or so.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

very nice variety of turtles and well labeled tanks so you know what you are looking at. Enjoyed feeding them and trying to photograph their faces. Darn cute.

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Raleigh, NC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

They do good work here but as far as a tourist attraction it is not all that great in my opinion, but it was only $3/person. You can buy food to feed the turtles but do not use it all in the first building where the smaller turtles are save some for the bigger ones that are outside in the... More

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Snellville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

You can definitely see some sea turtles of various varieties really closely. It's a neat little tourist stop. After asking several locals, I learned that they collect the eggs and raise them in the farm until they are bigger, then release them into the ocean to give them a better chance at living. I wish someone had given that information... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Great for families! Especially with young kids. My family loved seeing all the different species of Lobster, crab, Conch and of course Turtle's!

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Nice little place with a beautiful view. Enjoyed seeing the pools of turtles. Doesn't take long to see it all, we were there less than an hour but it was cheap and we were happy to donate to a very good cause.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The entrance fee of $3 is worth the viewing of the turtles for kids of all ages. It's not a large facility and the kids interest is all but about 30 minutes. There is a caretaker that will let you hold starfish, sea urchins and crabs when you visit the indoor aquarium.

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Overland Park, KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was a fun place to visit with the kids. It is interesting to see the different species. The entire visit probably won't take you longer than an hour.

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White Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We always visit the Tortugranja when on Isla. The 30 pesos is worth the visit. We see it as more of a donation to keep the farm open. You have to visit the older man who works the "hands-on" pool at the back for donations. He does not speak English but he is a riot!!!! He gets great joy from... More

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