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Address: Villas Iguana, Cayo Largo 27900, Cuba
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It was an amazing experience to let the little baby turtles to the water during our trip to Cayo Largo. It was a great feeling of giving life and taking care of the Earth in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 23, 2016
Aleksandra B
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Winschoten, The Netherlands
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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is very small place. They have turtles at different ages. You can get free food to feed them and it is the only activity there. It should not take more than 30 minutes for visit.

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Winschoten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

It was an amazing experience to let the little baby turtles to the water during our trip to Cayo Largo. It was a great feeling of giving life and taking care of the Earth in simplest way.

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Thank Aleksandra B
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Got to see babies, and even pet the big guys. Was an informative stop, great to see them being taken care of. Nice lil excursion 👍

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Ayr, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This place is wonderful! It was amazing to hold and see baby sea turtles in real life ! It's definitely an amazing experience, and is really inexpensive.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

If you get lucky, like me, you will see the turtles hatching. For a couple of pesos (think of it as a donation to saving the turtles) this is not to be missed. you are on a small Island and this is close by, please, please, please make time for it. The turtles thank you.

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1 Thank Gregster297
Hull
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This was a surprise as I didn't know what to expect, pools were clean, the turtles seemed well cared for and the volunteer I spoke to was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. If you're visiting Cayo Largo, definitely worth a trip to support the centre and see and feed the little ones.

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Lund
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Small turtle preservation center with just 8 pools. Very nice and knowledgeable staff. Fun to visit, but I wouldn't travel here just for this.

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Napanee, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Totally volunteer run. All I can say is that they take amazing care of the turtles! I cried with joy my entire trip there! <3

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2 Thank keeliesmama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Volunteer run sea turtle hatchery and sanctuary. A truly moving experience. They harvest the eggs after the turtles nest and hatch them for safe release. They also raise a few to about 2 years to ensure a greater chance of survival.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

They are doing great work for the sea turtles. Please make a contribution when you go. Very knowledgable guide, Leonardo.

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