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Tortugueros Las Playitas

#2 of 47 things to do in Todos Santos Features Animals
Camino a Las Playitas | Between Calle Los Mangos & Camino Internacional, Todos Santos 2300, Mexico
+52 612 177 8393
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What a fantastic experience

What a great place. From the lovely little boy who instructed everyone on the process, to watching... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
clarehegg
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Seattle, Washington
Very nice experience

One of the top 20 bucket list must do. This experience is something to be in touch with the nature... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Isaac R
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Mexico City, Mexico
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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!
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Camino a Las Playitas | Between Calle Los Mangos & Camino Internacional, Todos Santos 2300, Mexico
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Reviewed 7 May 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.

Thank clarehegg
Reviewed 11 April 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!

Thank Isaac R
Reviewed 6 April 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...More

1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 4 April 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...More

1  Thank Margot W
Reviewed 14 March 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...More

Thank riderzee
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic experience to watch baby sea turtles make their journey into the water. We enjoyed the information we received at the beginning of the experience. The volunteers love what they do and are happy to share. It was neat to see the area...More

1  Thank Colleen B
Reviewed 10 March 2017

It was an amazing and lovely experience to spend time with the cute baby turtles and watch them back to the mother natural :) You will ..... love the turtles, love the beach, love the sunset!

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 7 March 2017

When we visited in February, the volunteers showed up at 5:15 to check on the turtles. The first day, there were no hatchings ... so we returned the next day, and there were 17. (They were already hatched; we didn't get to witness them digging...More

Thank Cowpunzel
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Even though I was unsure about how to get here and wether I was going to find people releasing turtles or not, I've decided to take my girlfriend with me to this beach. I've asked a local from Todos Santos if they were releasing turtles...More

Thank Napoleon D
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Plan to arrive well before sunset so you have time to talk with the volunteers and see the operation. We stopped by to find out details one afternoon and visited with a couple who were volunteering (it's HOT in the greenhouse where the eggs are...More

Thank sullydk
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srselander15
Hello we will be staying in San José del Cabo March 28- April 5th is that to late for the turtle release? Also how far are you from San José del Cabo?
19 January 2016|
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Response from Cowpunzel | Reviewed this property |
The turtles are released December 1-March 31, per their website. It's a bit of a hike from Cabo ... at least 90 minutes.
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Philip B
Hi all! Does anyone know how easy it is to get to get to the conservation from Todos Santos? My wife and I will be in Todos Santos in February for two nights. We will be without a car. looking at the map it looks like its about 5km from the conservation to the middle of TS. Are there Taxis readily available for hire? Thanks!
15 January 2016|
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Response from Cowpunzel | Reviewed this property |
It is easy to get to by car from Todos Santos, but not by foot. A taxi or other form of transportation is necessary.
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