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National Mexican Turtle Center (Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga)

Tonameca, Mazunte 70902, Mexico
958-584-3376
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Ranked #5 of 6 Attractions in Mazunte
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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English first
Valle de Bravo, Mexico
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The place is very very simple and actually has very poor instalations. The poor turtles are living in small boxes with not enough space. Ita just sad to see them in those conditions and not in the nature as tjey should be.

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Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Nicely done and very informative. A lot of different turtles plus a big aquarium. Only 280 pesos for entrance.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

A passionate and wonderful team, dedicated to the health of the turtles, both born there and rescued from wild (mostly from swallowing plastic/ boat accidents). Unfortunately place is in disrepair, would be much better if renovations finished and turtles given appropriate environment to live in! Not enough stimulation and too small.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Even though the center seems to be a work in progress at the moment, I was amazed at the number of species they home. I love turtles, and being able to be so close to them was a real treat. A good plus is that there were staff available around to answer questions and give tours. They are doing a... More

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St. Albert, Canada
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

small. 1.5 hour drive from barcelo resort. but when combined with the crocodile canoe in the lagoon, a great excursion.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A good time for my turtle-loving girls, aged 6 and 11. Fortunately the older child can read and understand Spanish, as there is no translation available at all. Even without being able to read the displays, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how they're helping the world turtle population. Touching was seeing the huge sea turtle with an amputated arm that was... More

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This place is a great place to stop by - just be prepared to sweat during the hot summer months! It was wonderful seeing what they're doing for so many species of turtles, including both sea and land. The best part was seeing the baby turtles outside, as well as the albino turtles. Some of these sea turtles were absolutely... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Amazing experience as we were the only two people there and you can get very close to the turtles as well. There is an indoor area with tanks and an outdoor area where baby turtles are kept and nurtured, so you will see them in every size and age. An experience not to miss, this and the Ventanilla made our... More

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munich
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Mazunte's former turtle slaughterhouse was turned into a refuge for turtles. I was not too impressed with the exhibition. The explanations are given in Spanish, perhaps a small flyer in English would be beneficial for those whose Spanish is not too good. I was not too impressed with the way they show these animals, it is so much more impressive... More

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Hillsboro, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The Centro de la Tortuga in Mazunte is potentially a dynamite attraction, but I would recommend additional investment in bringing it up to standard. Better lighting, more attractive display pools, clearer written explanations in English and Spanish, and perhaps an audio tour guide would be welcome additions. Given the importance of the tortuga to both the local and tourist communities,... More

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