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“Tortugranja (Turtle Farm) Fun little Attraction!”

Tortugranja (Turtle Farm)
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67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Tortugranja (Turtle Farm) Fun little Attraction!”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Tortugranja, (Turtle Farm) is an informative little attraction on a beautiful island in Mexico, off the coast of Cancun. Scenic ferry ride from Cancun or the Playa Del Carmen area. Rent a golf cart from one of the many places near the dock and tour the island - Isla Mujeres is only 5 miles long so it's a very easy day trip and Torugranja is a nice stop.
While small, Tortugranja is a fun way to learn more about these interesting creatures (and others). Kids will love it.
Wear your sunscreen and hat, grab a beer on the way and enjoy!
Your $3 helps support the farm and rescue missions.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank TravelBugNH
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a place worth visiting. For a small admission fee, you will help to support the continuation of the breeding of these amazing creatures. Lots of little hatchlings to be admired as well as various species of full grown turtles. Aquariums line the main room with samplings of other local fishes, including a tank full of sea horses. There is also a tank where one of the workers will show you up close and personal some pretty and not so pretty sea creatures. A nice experience although a better educational slant would be beneficial. It would be great if they did tours and explain exactly what the centre does and why it is important.

Visited November 2013
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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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56 reviews
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“A chance to have a positive effect”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Of course our tourist money drives this tiny island..but at the turtle farm you see what your 100 pesos does..we were on the island and stumbled apon a turtle depositing her eggs..the desk clerk smiled and said no problem..and half hour later ..the eggs had been scooped up and taken to the
farm..we were intriqued and visited the next day..there is a small aquarium that displays displays some of the local sealife ..there in the yard were lots of little signs ...in the last row was ours with the date and location..we found out that the islands children participate in releasing the hatchlings which has reduced the amount of poaching significantly. .small gift shop and snackstand as well

Visited May 2013
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“Kids loved it!”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Nothing elegant about it, almost ramshackled, but it turned out to be the best $3 investment of the trip. Could not pull the kids away. They enjoyed the experience and a friendly caretaker gave them a few hands-on thrills.

Visited November 2013
Thank Arby8
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“Fun quick experience”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This was a $3 entry fee for the visit.
It is small and doesn't take long, but where else can you hold 3 day old baby turtles!
They are doing a great thing here for the preservation of these turtles so support it and have a little fun in the process.

Visited November 2013
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