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Address: Villas Iguana, Cayo Largo, Cuba

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Loved this place.

staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The town is small and this would be the highlight of town but so worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The town is small and this would be the highlight of town but so worth it.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a nice place to visit you can feed the turtles and also take them out of the water. They have different size pools for their stages of life etc. However if you go there to learn anything about the turtles it is a bit hard because the man who works there is not very useful if you ask... More 

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Chateauguay QC
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Villas Iguana, Cayo Largo, Cuba
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Cayo Largo

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