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National Mexican Turtle Center

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Carretera Puerto Angel- San Antonio Kilometro 10 | Col. Sta. Maria Tonameca, Mazunte 70902, Mexico
+52 55 5449 7000
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Carretera Puerto Angel- San Antonio Kilometro 10 | Col. Sta. Maria Tonameca, Mazunte 70902, Mexico
+52 55 5449 7000
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Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Pretty basic place: outdoor enclosures and tanks with turtles in them, information placards (mostly in Spanish) and a handful of indoor enclosures (some of which don't even have real turtles in them!) There's also an informational film you can watch inside, with a choice of...More

Thank msd204
Reviewed March 14, 2017

In this place the turtles of different species are showed to educate the people of the surroundings and visitors of how to preserve them. There were magnificent galapagos, careys , whites turtles, several species that sometimes we are not aware that even exist.A good place...More

Thank Mayra G
Reviewed February 19, 2017

The turtle centre is a gorgeous building. The turtles need much better care and there should be guides to explain their importance and the success of saving them. Maybe a good video introduction would assist.

1  Thank Teresa G
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

My little girl really enjoyed looking at the different turtles and was fascinated with the "baby turtles" in the raising area.

Thank dario871
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

At first you think maybe this wasn't a good idea (some empty exhibits) but as you wind through the land turtles you start to think this is pretty cool. Walk down to the sea turtles and they steal the show. Then there's tanks where baby...More

Thank thetravellingpainter
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Few people will know that the museum is a converted factory that processed turtles for our forefathers' preferred delicacy: turtle soup. As Museums go, this isn't bad, but a bit slap-dash and neglected. Still, it's very interesting seeing the different species, and above all, helping...More

Thank Berkmann2014
Reviewed December 14, 2016

We arrived as the center was opening. Make sure you bring small bills because we had trouble getting in. This place is big will lots of baby turtles. We did not have a tour guide so we just wondered around. The place was empty except...More

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed November 19, 2016

A place for turtle preservation activities. A good place to go with kids. Doesn't look like it is finished yet. Mostly all water turtles are present

Thank Jens R
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Excellent and knowledgable tour guide provides impressive insight into Turtle happenings. Wonderful selection of specimens and very inexpensive entrance fee.

Thank notinthistent
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Great day trip, lots of turtles, beautiful beaches, nice little town, very friendly people, near Zipolite & Puerto Angel, highly recommend

Thank Minea G
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January 18, 2016|
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Open Thursday to Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday closed. Times are 10.00 to 16.00 hrs.