Tortugueros Las Playitas

Tortugueros Las Playitas, Todos Santos: Hours, Address, Tortugueros Las Playitas Reviews: 4.5/5

Tortugueros Las Playitas
4.5
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
About
We welcome tourist participation in Sea Turtle conservation activities throughout the year in Todos Santos. Our program includes: Sea Turtle habitat protection, hatchling release, nest rescue and incubation, environmental education and community outreach. There are Volunteer opportunities for all ages! Individuals, families and school groups are invited to participate. We thank you for participating in our Eco-Tours which help improve sustainable fisheries in Baja!
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DaveEAndreaL
Burien, WA79 contributions
Turtle releasein Todos Santos, MX
Nov 2021
As an English speaking person I found the explanations about the turtles were not understandable since everything was done in Spanish. There was a patron who was Mexican and he could translate a few things into English. The site was difficult to find since there were no signs until we were almost at the destination. We read that this release is by donation, but they charged 100P/person.
Written November 14, 2021
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Pamela
Glasgow, UK37 contributions
Best experience ever!!
Jan 2021 • Couples
I have been wanting to do this for years now and today I finally did it! This is an amazing programme that helps protect sea turtles. They have different breeds of turtle and they are super knowledgable. The staff were happy to answer the million questions that people had! I would recommend hiring a car to get there or trying to get a local taxi from Todos Santos. We took a taxi and ask the driver to come back and it cost us 400 pesos. It was worth every single peso haha! They seem to have releases every day around 5:45pm but if you want a closer look at them before hand or to listen to the presentation I would be there for 5pm. It is completely free to do and all they ask if for a donation. Thank you so much for creating such an amazing experience for me! I loved every minute!
Written January 3, 2021
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carlosymarce
Ronkonkoma, NY213 contributions
Biologists for the day a must do
Dec 2020 • Family
We did the biologist for the day at las playitas and it was amazing. Long day of work but next to a stunning beach with breaching humpback whales, hatching baby sea turtles, and a rewarding evening release into the ocean. A must do when in Todos Santos.
Written December 29, 2020
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Taylor S
Portland, OR201 contributions
Don't Punish the Turtles for Your Mistake
Jan 2020 • Friends
Information about what, where and when the baby turtles are released is detailed and accurate. Anyone that can read, should be able to figure out the timeline. This place is volunteer run and it's wonderful. Withholding a donation for the turtles because you can't read instructions is laughable and it smacks of entitlement. Ignore bad reviews left by people like this. This experience is wonderful. It will tug at your heart in a major way. And donate generously to make up for people that wrote bad reviews because of their own stupidity. It's hard to find places where money donated has such a direct impact on the cause. I sure hope they don't spend any of the money on bigger signs to help the people that can't read.
Written September 19, 2020
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Bill B
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico229 contributions
long beach
Aug 2020
This is a beach populated more by the local home owners. Very vast and expansive. This is also a turtle sanctuary.
Written September 1, 2020
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suenstaf
Trogir, Croatia2 contributions
unique experience
Mar 2020
As a family we were "biologists for a day" and it was a great experience to share with the grandkids ( age 6 and 8). Adult supervision is needed for little ones to protect the turtles and eggs.There is a beautiful beach to enjoy for walks and sand play when they are not watching for the hatching turtles. The surf is too rough to swim though. Expect to be hot when you are in the enclosed area checking for eggs. It is an absolute treat to see the release of the baby turtles in the evening. Unforgettable! We learned a lot!
Written March 14, 2020
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Thank you so much for your participation and support! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and found it educational. It's folks like you that help us make this project possible and make a positive impact on our oceans. Thank you!
Written March 15, 2020
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sxghosh
San Jose, CA65 contributions
If In Todos Santos, This Is A MUST-VISIT
Feb 2020
This is a well-kept secret in Todos Santos.
Technically free - this is an experience you may not want to miss.
Written March 3, 2020
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Mir L
2 contributions
campers not encouraged
Feb 2020
The left side of the bocana is Private Property and the owners don't allow camping .
The arroyo is also private property and not available as a bathroom.
Turtle release fun to see.
Written February 27, 2020
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We actually do encourage campers and tent camping to help watch over the turtle camp. All Arroyo's and beaches are 'federal zone' and cannot be owned. Camping is welcome and legal. Are the three stars for the Turtle organization or for the foreign home owners who put up "no camping" signs? Seems unfair to rate a conservation organization based on what the neighbors signs say. Our work is Saving Turtles ! This probably doesn't even meet trip advisor guidelines because it not even about us!
Written February 28, 2020
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Cary B
Seattle, WA5 contributions
Be there at 5:30 sharp at the beach or loose you chance to see the release
Jan 2020
We arrived at 4pm since we checked Facebook all day for announcements. The 2 college volunteers from Wisconsin and Retired adult from TX were very knowledgeable. They showed us the hatching room and planned on a "program" and release that night, so be back by 6pm. We drove the bumpy road back to town for a quick dinner with 18mo old. Back at 6:04 and the volunteers were gone and the release had been 4 buckets for 20+ people and all done. We were bummed that what was said and what was done were different stories. Be packed up with all supplies to stay regardless of a timeline they give you and don't plan to leave once you arrive. GOOD TO KNOW. Needless to say, they did not get our donation this year!
Written February 12, 2020
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First of all, there is is sign on the gate that reads Releases are at 5:00 in Dec -Jan and 5:30 in February. Those hours are when we begin talking about the program. Releasing is always at least 1/2 hour later. Second it takes an hour for all the little turtles to March into the ocean, which is why we are always there until 6:30-7:00pm. It is also posted as 5-5:30 on our website and Facebook page (which you said you checked). But this is Trip Advisor so anyone can write whatever LIES they want for the world to see. RELEASES ARE HELD AT 5:00 Dec- Jan, and 5:30 Feb- Mar!!! We hope you feel good writing negative remarks about nature conservation. May Karma be at your side!
Written February 13, 2020
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D Chapman
Nevada City, CA5 contributions
Magical.......you will never forget it!
Jan 2020
We have been volunteering for about 12 years now, off and on. This is an amazing experience, not to be missed. In our years as volunteers we have seen it grow from a few nests to over 150 nests, in a season, indicating what they are doing IS WORKING!!!!
I would highly recommend this for your family. You will not be able to touch the turtles UNLESS you sign up for a special program "Biologist of the day" they are allowed to help with the release. It is so much fun to watch the turtles released into their new home, makes you feel like you are personally making a difference. DONT' MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! This is a free event, however they do operate SOLELY on donations, even a few pesos can help, thanks.
Written February 9, 2020
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