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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
Type: Aquariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Marinas
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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We spent a magical couple of hours watching the turtles. There were baby turtles, just two days old, which staff let me hold. It was well worth the 30 pesos each which goes towards the turtle conservation work being done here.

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College Station, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We went right as they opened at 9am and were the first ones there. One of the employees made us hold starfish, sea urchins, and horseshoe crabs, which were really cool. We were able to hold the turtles as well. I love how they help in the conservation of sea turtles. They even have a hatch farm (which looked more... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stopped here for a short visit whilst exploring the island from Cancun, well worth the 30 pesos entrance fee. We were lucky enough to be there when some eggs hatched and held the hatchlings. The work these volunteers do is amazing and I recommend you to go.

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Lincoln
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We visited the turtle farm as part of our day trip to Isla Mujeres. Very reasonable entrance fee. Multiple tanks of turtles of various ages from babies upwards. There are also some aquarium tanks with various exhibits including sea horses and star fish. Small gift shop selling souvenirs and refreshments. Very easy to get to on golf cart and plenty... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Found this while driving around Isla and decided to stop and check it out. This place has turtles of every size and plenty of information to make it an educational experience as well. I could hardly believe that we spent hours watching the turtles and only spent roughly $3 to get in. For that price, this attraction is a must... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was my second visit to Tortugaranja (first was in 2011). I appreciate all of the work they do to help the sea turtles - they relocate the nests so that they are safe, and hatch the turtles out there, then raise them and release them. They have some permanent residents who are unable to be released, as well as... More

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Manteca, CA
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Interesting and inexpensive little place to visit, especially for the kids. The teenagers in our family were only interested for about 15 minutes before they were ready to leave. They have aquariums inside, and some outside, with all sizes of sea turtles. You can buy food (pellets) to feed the turtles but I think they should limit how much food... More

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I thought this place would be more focused on preservation of the turtles. But there were large tanks of tons of baby turtles that lots of people were touching and holding (even though there were large signs that said "don't touch the turtles"). No one was there to tell them to stop touching and holding the poor turtles. They also... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Definitely take the kids. Great place to check out while on the island. What they do is fantastic! Very affordable.

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Hamilton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Only $3 US to get in and worth it when you see what they are doing there. It's good to see places like this trying to help the sea turtles.

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