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Address: Villas Iguana, Cayo Largo, Cuba

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well worth the trip

Gentleman there did not speak english or french very well. This is to be expected and is part of the charm. He spoke slowly "very" and repeated often to make sure you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Chateauguay QC
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Chateauguay QC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Gentleman there did not speak english or french very well. This is to be expected and is part of the charm. He spoke slowly "very" and repeated often to make sure you understood. Would go back for another 2 hour visit :)

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Southampton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It is small but great and you get to see baby sea turtles and all the facts on sea turtles,like when they hatch I would love to be there when they hatch

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were really impressed with the work of the sea turtle hatchery. I really wanted to go here and it was really worth the 1 CUC we pay at the entrance. What they do is really amazing and I would really have loved to go to cayo largo in June so that I could see the turtles putting the eggs... More 

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Swanland, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Run totally by a few volunteers, this worthwhile visitor attraction is a must to visit. They collect the eggs from tourist beaches and transfer them to a safe hatchery than keep the young turtles in clean pools until large enough to be released into the ocean.

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Orleans, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Just a bunch of different turtles in different pools here. Yeah I held a few of them to get pictures but based on what was being offered, 1 peso was too much for this. It should be free.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Pretty amazing on how they care so much for the turtles. Holding the turtles is an experience. Wish we were able to be part of the release of the babies or gathering of the eggs, but we were there in later April and the nesting season begins in May.

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London, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

up close to all types of sea turtles. can handle the smaller ones. Leonardo and Ruben are true protectors of these creatures

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Small satisfying place to visit. If you're going, take turtle food!!! It's much appreciated. The young turtles there are being treated and getting ready to be released. The man working there is very friendly. I would suggest having hand sanitizer to use after visiting because you're allowed to touch the turtles.

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Terrebonne, QC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Paid 2 Cuban pesos for this outing, got to hold turtles as much as we wanted, took as many photos as we wanted. Guide gave us food to feed turtles. Cool experience and for a good cause.

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ottawa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We saw only a few turtles not many. Only had green turtles too. I was expecting something more. The way people talked about it. We had lunch at the marina which was close to this hatchery.

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Address: Address: Villas Iguana, Cayo Largo, Cuba
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Cayo Largo

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