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“What a fantastic experience”

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 May 6, 2017

What a great place. From the lovely little boy who instructed everyone on the process, to watching the baby turtles make their way down the sand, and the sun setting behind the whole scene... a highlight of our trip.

2  Thank clarehegg
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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!

2  Thank Isaac R
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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.

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.

1  Thank Margot W
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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.

1  Thank riderzee
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