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Sea Turtles and Baby Sea Turtle Releases

Sayulita Turtle Camp

Sea Turtles and baby sea turtle releases have become a major attraction to our visitors in Sayulita. Many of our Olive Ridley Turtles who were born on Sayulita's beaches return every year to build nests and lay their eggs to perpetuate their cycle of life. Our challenge for the hatchlings is their journey from sandy beach to the sea while avoiding predators including birds, iguanas and sorry to say local poachers.


by Odett Gordon

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  • Platanitos

    The Platanitos Sea Turtle Camp consists of an 8km long beach where four species of turtles are known to nest. At present it is directed by (CONANP), Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources.

  • San Pancho

    Grupo Ecológico de la Costa Verde, A.C. (the Group) organized and built the first marine nursery in San Francisco, Nayarit. By June of 1992 for protection of Olive Ridley and Leatherback turtle eggs had begun.

  • Nuevo Vallarta

    Observations: Turtle Season in Nuevo Vallarta: July through December. Our guides are Biologists and a Wildlife photographer featured in National Geographic Magazine.

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