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“Spent a week volunteering with the TLP Conservation Project”

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!
Reviewed January 16, 2014

We just finished a week in Todos Santos volunteering with the Tortugueros Las Playitas Conservation project. This non-profit is run by Francesca and German who rent out casitas to volunteers (like us). Fran and German were incredibly welcoming from the moment we arrived. For example they invited us to a dinner with all of the volunteers (who came from Ireland, Australia, Mexico and the US) the first night we arrived which helped build a lot of comaraderie. We then went through some training on how the turtle hathery worked and we were soon helping with a hatchling release on our first full day. From there we learned the other functions the volunteers perform, including: monitoring hatching at the greenhouse, patrolling for new nests, cleaning out hatched nests, data collection and introducing visitors to TLP's projects and answering a variety of questions about Sea Turtles. Volunteers can choose how much thay want or can participate in these activities. Since Fran and German run La Sirena's Eco-Tours we took advatage of Sea Kayaking/Snorkling, swimming with whale sharks and surfing lessons. All were amazing and highly recommended. This was an amazing trip for us and we hope to return as volunteers again.

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Be sure to go down to the beach at sunset to see the hatchlings released! Dedicated volunteers monitor the beach at night to locate the nests as the females lay their eggs... then the eggs are harvested and kept safe to help improve the rate of successful hatchings. The newborns are then released onto the beach that evening. KIDS love it!

Thank Sierra W
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We released Olive Ridley hatchlings and watched them make their way into the sea. This was a fun and educational activity to do as a family at sunset. Beautiful stretch of beach, but requires driving on sandy roads at the end of town to get there.

Thank laurabob
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

If you are in Todos Santos and want to watch baby sea turtles being released into the wild, this is the place. The operation is a little shoestring and hard to find but head to Las Tunas and there is some signage to guide you there. The turtles control the schedule so it depends on what has hatched that day. Releases are at sunset.

Thank Alaskanabroad
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

An unforgettable experience to see baby sea turtles being released to the sea. The sunset was amazing.

Thank mwmc
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