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Sea Turtle Hatchery

Address: Villas Iguana, Cayo Largo, Cuba
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Cayo Largo
Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
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Uxbridge, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We took a little bus trip into the village and a visit to the Sea Turtle Hatchery was part of the tour. It was so interesting to see these beautiful creatures so closely. We were able to pick up and touch the turtles. The turtles loved having the back of their shell stroked and actually swam pressing against your hand,... More 

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California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Similar to the ones we have seen elsewhere in the Caribbean. The talk was interesting. Not too many turtles to see.

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Montreal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We went here in order to get a mini break from the hotel. For 1 peso per person and 1 peso for a handful of fish food, you can feed several (5-6) tanks filled with various sized turtles. It was a short 15 minute visit but fun and well worth it. Afterwards you can visit the vendor carts near by... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We wandered in and around. There were some turtles sorted by size swimming in circles in very small pools. No staff anywhere to be seen.

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Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This takes only 30 minutes of your time. It will cost you 3 pesos. It is located at La Marina. You can touvh the turtles... but be careful ask before there is one kind that bites.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This beach is large, with a very fine white sand. From Plaja Blanca there are free busses and catamarans, I think 3 times per day. At the bus stop there are also few places where you can buy souvenirs, rom, cigars. It's a nice area, bars and restaurants there are a nice shelter from the hot sun. At the place... More 

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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Thank you for all that you do, getting to see these little guys (and big ones as well) and then getting to release them into the ocean at the resort was a life changing experience for me.

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Owen Sound, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

interesting learning experience releasing of turtles would be a wonderful expierence we did observe this activity many years ago at Sol cayo Largo

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Blainville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

You should at least visit it at least once while at the marina. You will have a better understanding on the why they emphasize the protection of these little creatures.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

held and touched all the turtles. from babies to large sea turtles they even have a couple fresh water that i think he said someone dropped off from Canada lol. Multiple species and various important dates of nesting, hatching, and releasing. Such an amazing experience with endangered beautiful animals. i have pictures holding them that are just ridiculously amazing and... More 

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