The only reason for going here is to see the Turtles. The rooms here are clean but basic. I've just read some of the other reviews and it seems there is the option to upgrade to a tent, which, in general, seems to have resulted in happier guests.
The centre is, quite literally in the middle of nowhere, so don't arrive early and expect to go anywhere other than your room. The main accommodation has the feel of "Youth Hostel meets University refectory" and certainly has no frills.
Dinner was adequate, both in quality and choice. We were a bit surprised to be asked to pay in cash during dinner as we hadn't been fore-warned about this and expected to settle the bill the following morning, by card, at check-out. Given that there isn't really anywhere else to eat, it would seem more appropriate to up the price a bit to include the evening meal. Breakfast was basic but adequate. You do get the impression that the staff are there to do a job and don't really care whether the guests are happy or not.
Your stay includes 2 visits to the beach to observe the turtles. The evening visit was a real shambles when we were there. A coach party arrived and so there was a huge crowd of people waiting in the main reception area, milling about with nobody quite sure what was happening. Eventually we were divided into large groups and set off with guides. Our group was a mix of French, Italian and English speakers with a guide who spoke in English. Fortunately some members of the group could translate for others, but it was all a bit chaotic. Once on the beach, with all the groups around, it was again confused and some people seemed disinterested and ignored the guides instructions to be quiet and stay close. We did see a turtle, but it was hard to see clearly due to being in such a large group.
The morning trip to the beach is a 4.30am start but under no circumstances miss this! It made the whole stay worthwhile. We were a small group of about 12 and the experience of walking down to the beach in the dark, stars overhead and the sound of the sea getting closer, then finding a turtle laying her eggs was a truly memorable and wonderful thing. Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful and we observed the mother turtle complete the egg laying, cover the eggs and make her way slowly back to the sea. Watching her finally swim away was real lump-in-the-throat stuff! We were also lucky enough to watch a band of tiny baby turtles make their perilous way to the sea, saved from the circling birds by the presence of us and the guides I suspect! This is a truly once in a lifetime experience, and makes up for any short-falls in the accommodation.
The walk down to the beach is very dark, even in the morning so take sturdy trainers and a torch. It's also a good 10 to 15 minute walk over uneven ground, although our guides did arrange for some less-able walkers to be taken part of the way by 4x4.
I would thoroughly recommend the experience to others, just don't expect much in the way of accommodation or hospitality from the staff.
Take a good torch for the walks down to the beach and back.
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