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This is a beach populated more by the local home owners. Very vast and expansive. This is also a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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As a family we were "biologists for a day" and it was a great experience to share with the... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2020
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

One of the top 20 bucket list must do.
This experience is something to be in touch with the nature and show animal conservation to our next generation.
The shelter was lead by a kid, impressive!

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank 122isaacr
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

A visit to Todos Santos is not complete without a visit to this beach to watch the hatchling turtles struggling to enter the surf just before dark.

Five species of sea turtle are found along the beaches of Baja California peninsula. Leatherback turtles are the most endangered. Mother turtles lay their eggs from October through March on undeveloped beaches north of Los Cabos. Because the nesting sites near Todos Santos are too chilly through most of nesting season for the eggs to stay viable, a non-profit organization, Tortugueros Las Playitas, works under a government permit to operate an incubation greenhouse to improve the hatching rate of the Leatherback nests.

This is not a safe swimming beach, as the shore is steep, with loose coarse sand, and often has a pounding shore break. Currents will be strong when the waves are overhead. The sunsets are spectacular, so watch for the elusive "Green Flash" as the setting sun drops below the horizon.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Charles S
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Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

Went to the baby turtle release last night. What a great experience! The kids got to help dig out some hatching eggs out of the nest as well as help set the little turtles out on the beach to make their way into the huge crashing waves.
One note - the last part of the road (Calle Los Mangos) is washed out creating a large hole. We didn't want to attempt going through it in our rental car. Much better road to get there is the one a bit north - Camino International.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank MargotW477
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

An unforgettable experience to see such small creatures struggle to enter the ocean. It takes place as the sun sets on most evenings in the winter months I believe. Please respect the line they draw in the sand as the little turtles will get stuck in a footprint. Sometimes there is a large crowd and not everyone clues into what is going on. Seems like the volunteers were very frustrated with certain people who wanted to handle the turtles and infringe into their approach to the sea. Very rewarding experience and you can't help but cheer as the first few turtles get taken away by the whitewash.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank riderzee
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic experience to watch baby sea turtles make their journey into the water. We enjoyed the information we received at the beginning of the experience. The volunteers love what they do and are happy to share.

It was neat to see the area where the turtles in QB, and hear about the process. It was also fun to see the turtles in buckets up close before they were released.

It was stressed before hand that it was very important that no one touch the turtles, but there was an Italian group that maybe didn't understand because they were picking up the turtles and letting the kids pick up the turtles and taking photos. It caused a little bit of stress for the volunteers.

We quickly saw firsthand why it was important that everyone stay behind the line that they draw in the sand because the little turtles can't crawl through big footprints!

This is a wonderful experience and definitely something that you should do if you are going to be in the Toto Santos area.

There are two roads you can take to get to the beach where the turtles are, one of the roads is extremely bumpy and awful, the other one is easy. Be sure to take the easier one, it would be the more southern of the two options that you want to avoid.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Colleenbanman
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