Puerto Vallarta begins its most emotional season with the release of turtles

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Puerto Vallarta begins its most emotional season with the release of turtles
Source: Fideicomiso de Turismo Puerto Vallarta
July 22, 2022

In each of the turtle camps of the destination, it is possible to carry out this activity in the company of the whole family

Witnessing the release of a baby sea turtle in Puerto Vallarta is extremely amazing, seeing with your own eyes the movement of that small reptile taking its first steps, while enjoying the beautiful sunset and the crystal clear beaches of the Mexican Pacific, without It will undoubtedly become an unforgettable moment for the whole family.

Like every year, hundreds of sea turtles of different species arrive on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta to lay their eggs, and during this season, the shells begin to break so that dozens of these hatchlings head out to sea and thus, crossing the waves, begin their world adventure.

In Puerto Vallarta there is the possibility of accompanying a baby turtle to reach the sea, since it has different turtle camps where it is possible to participate in the release or simply be a spectator. This tourist destination has established itself as one of the most important nationally for the preservation of these wonderful reptiles.

Below we present some of the sites where it is possible to release turtles, expecting an average of 9 thousand nests during this season: Boca de Tomates Tortuguero Camp: This site dedicated to the conservation of turtles is open to receive all interested parties. in carrying out this extraordinary experience of nature, where it is possible to help the liberation in
company of the whole family. Hotel Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa: This hotel, considered an icon in the destination, has a commitment to sea turtles and that is why it has its own biologist, who guides and supervises the release of these magnificent reptiles to live a wonderful time with great responsibility.

Ecotours Vallarta: The tour company with a great commitment to the environment, also offers the opportunity to live this experience of liberation, in which visitors will be accompanied by a specialized guide who will give a talk about the biology and ecology of the sea ​​turtles, in addition, it will be possible to create a turtle nest for each attendee.

Wildlife Connection: Offers the opportunity to visit the official camp of the national sea turtle protection program, where you can contribute to the conservation of this wonderful species. Later, during sunset, together with specialists at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta Hotel: Guests or any assistant will be able to observe the process of releasing sea turtles, while trained personnel supervise that no one enters the sea at the point where the release was carried out by a within 20 minutes after the last pup has entered.

If during your stay in Puerto Vallarta you find a sea turtle, it is important to try to keep a distance of approximately 10 meters, do not take photos with flash, and above all, do not disturb them since spawning can be interrupted.

The olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), is the most common species in the region, as well as Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Prieta (Chelonia mydas agassizii) and Carey (Eretmochelys imbricata), being the ones that choose Puerto Vallarta as their oasis every year. natural to spawn and give life to their young to start their first steps in the Mexican Pacific.

In this important tourist destination, it is possible to find from 70 to 230 nests on average depending on the camp, managing to release from 60 to 500 sea turtles per day.

The green pearl of the Mexican Pacific has positioned itself as a tourist destination committed to the conservation and preservation of sea turtles, being just one of the many ecotourism activities to be carried out from the second half of June to December in this wonderful port.


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