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Mexico Travel: Sights of a Sea Turtle Release in Guerrero Region, Mexico

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When in Zihuatanejo or Ixtapa, Mexico, spend half a day participating in the conservation of sea turtles, who have seen their population decline in the past decades due to natural predators and poachers.

Guerrero state’s coastline is a preferred place for turtles to lay their eggs, due to its largely undeveloped beaches. Local conservationists monitor the shore for eggs and bring them to nest corrals where the eggs can safely develop. When the eggs hatch, visitors can assist in releasing the seas turtles into the ocean.

To sign up for a tour, we recommend asking your hotel or accommodation provider for a well-run tour where the money paid goes towards the local conversation effort.

Drive through a coconut plantation en route to the corral

Begin your tour by learning about the four types of turtles that nest in the area

Head into the hatchery and see the turtle eggs

Move hatched turtles from their nest into a transport container

Bring the container to the sea shore

Release the turtles

Enjoy interrupted views of a virgin beach

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