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“A Wonderful Surprise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tortugueros Las Playitas

Tortugueros Las Playitas
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Owner description: 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!
Medford, Oregon
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

We booked their "turtle encounter" excursion - it is a daylight (small) boat tour of the ocean where you can see turtles, go snorkeling, etc. When we checked in, Francesca asked if it would be okay if our guide "dropped a line" while we were out there. We agreed, not really thinking much about it. Well it ended up that it turned our excursion into an impromptu fishing trip as our guide let us reel in all of the fish that were pulling on the lines. We ended up with 5 Mahi and some other Tuna type relative. It was the highlight of our trip because it was so casual and "Gato" our guide was great - and we exchanged broken Spanish for broken English to communicate with each other. I thought it was great that they didn't have pier and the people would take turns pulling each other into the water and we loved the way we had to get back to shore - turning "doughnuts" in the ocean to build up speed and then racing towards the beach. The whole experience was amazing - felt like we were in "real" Mexico. We definitely want to come back and stay longer and experience the turtles (we never saw one in the ocean, but that was okay). GRACIAS!

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“Turtle Release at Sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

What a great experience releasing baby sea turtles back into the sea at sunset. We also got to watch the moon come up over the hills in the distance simultaneously! It was a great thing to do with one's kid!

Visited April 2013
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Aurora, Illinois
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56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Coolest part of our trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was so beautiful to watch, I cried. I love turtles and this was by far the coolest part of our trip. My husband, who doesn't care about turtles as much, also loved it. It made our long trip to Todos Santos completely worth it!

Visited September 2013
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“Have fun and Help Save the Turtles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Tortugueros Las Playitas (TLP) is a small nonprofit working to help the Turtles survive, specially the Leatherback.

They offer ecotours: sea kayaking, hiking, etc. and especially volunteer opportunities for people interested in helping protect and preserve the local Sea Turtle populations.

Visit Todos Santos and stay with TLP at their cozy La Sirena casitas and participate in a once in lifetime, or more, opportunity to help the turtles.

The large and giant sea turtles are an integral part of the Earth. We cannot afford to let them go extinct.

Working with TLP is a lovely, exciting and beautiful experience for children of ALL AGES... a "must do" when visiting Todos Santos, Baja CA Sur.

Visited August 2013
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San Francisco, California
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83 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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“Coolest thing I did in Baja”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great organization and one of the coolest things I did while in Baja. Amazing opportunity for photos also. The beach this place is located on is really lovely and makes for a wonderful activity overall. Highly recommended!

Visited October 2012
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