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Linden, Michigan
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turtle farm

I hear this is the time where turtles lay their eggs and you can watch them as they lay them/hatch. Not sure which. I understand there is a place somewhere in Akumal but I don't know where. Can anyone help??

Southern California
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1. Re: turtle farm

You can go to the CEA (ecological society of Akumal) and sign up for a turtle walk on the beach at night. It is best to be escorted as the guides know what to look for and can help you find the nexts. Very worth while.

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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2. Re: turtle farm

I contacted this group, and they told me its $10 per person plus transportation there and back.

They also said they cant guarentee that you will see a turtle or anything...and you cant touch them if they do rescue any.

London, United...
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3. Re: turtle farm

CEA is the best option for turtle tours in Akumal.

Because this is a natural event, of course, they cannot guarantee you will see turtles.

The beaches of Tulum are also nesting beaches, but I don't know of an organization that organizes turtle tours other than the CEA.

Linden, Michigan
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4. Re: turtle farm

I didn't realize it was a night time thing. I'd hate to be disappointed not seeing a turtle. Obviously it can't be guaranteed. I was in Puerto Vallarta last December during prime whale migration, paid for a tour, and saw one tail from a distance!! Bummer!!

Thanks for the advice. I think I'll stick to cenotes and ruins!!

Iowa City, Iowa
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5. Re: turtle farm

If you snorkel, you can see them in Akumal Bay. Even if you don't snorkel, look into getting a "snorkel craft" (we bought a kid's one from isnorkel.com; they have them in adult sizes, also). You can float on it and see the turtles below you. The turtles are very abundant in Akumal Bay, the water isn't deep, there's literally no wave action, and you don't have to go too far out.

This is almost as good as seeing them doing the laying/hatching thing! I just loved seeing them in their natural environment. Otherwise the only place I had seen them was in the Cayman Islands on a turtle farm, and it just wasn't the same!

London, United...
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They lay their eggs at night. It's really an amazing experience, and it's low cost. I would definitely recommend it.

Linden, Michigan
posts: 474
reviews: 59
7. Re: turtle farm

Anyone have the number to this organization that provides the tours? I see someone here has contacted them.

I own my snorkeling gear and do plan a trip to Akumal. Is Half Moon Bay and Yal-Ku Lagoon nearby and worth a visit? Is there an entrance fee and a place to store my belongings when I am in the water?

I must see what this snorkel craft looks like so I will check out the website.

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