National Mexican Turtle Center

National Mexican Turtle Center, Mazunte: Address, Phone Number, National Mexican Turtle Center Reviews: 4/5

National Mexican Turtle Center

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WardVanDenOminAlles
Nijmegen, The Netherlands51 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
Poorly maintained,
Unnatural circumstances for the animals. If you do the audiotour you can actually hear the info say: these turtles need calm waters, while they are in a pond with a constant stream and waterfall☹
Written 12 January 2022
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MtAiryAve
Zipolite, Mexico65 contributions
Feb. 2020
Although this Center may not seem up to the standards of some American aquariums, we felt it well worth an hour or so. We were actually impressed with how well it is cared for with limited resourses. We learned a lot about the the natural habitat and the conservation challenges in this area.
Written 2 March 2020
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FreshInspector
Toronto, Canada151 contributions
Jan. 2020
When visiting this attraction, please make staff aware of the Shark killing taking place daily.

Will give this 5 stars for their excellent work in preserving this beautiful animal, but be aware that another amazing animal is being killed on the same beaches. Sharks finned daily and the authorities don’t even do anything about this illegal trade. Please consider your eco system Oaxaca Mazunte and San Augustinillo and stop the operation of killing sharks and selling items with plastic straws. You have done an excellent job for the titles but without these sharks you will have nothing to fish in the future.
Written 26 January 2020
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Simon B
London, UK47 contributions
Jan. 2020
We stayed in Casa Lu next to the centre it’s worth a visit as it’s cheap & you get to see baby turtles,that everyone loves. Many of the exhibits were not completed & looks like they ran out of finance half way through the project, but if your nearby it’s a must.
Written 18 January 2020
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eevis
Helsinki, Finland58 contributions
Jan. 2020
I really wish I hadn't gone, as this place left me very sad and feeling sorry for the poor turtles trapped there. The tanks are way too small, dirty, and provide no stimulation for the visibly distressed turtles trapped in them. The situation is worst for the large turtles in the 'aquarium'. In one tank there was a dead turtle just floating there. No carekeepers in sight.
Written 13 January 2020
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Gilles W
58 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Family
We liked the Turtle center as a way to make people aware of sea and turtles situation and challenges nowaday. They could improve aquarium, some of them being dirty/empty/old. Recommendation to make it more dynamic and impact more children minds: add some workshops on related topics.
Written 7 July 2019
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Sergio R
Playa del Carmen, Mexico326 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Overrated and very boring we wasted our time. Preserving turtles is a worthwhile project but this place is not.
Written 9 June 2019
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mimiMexico_df
Mexico City, Mexico682 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
You have to understand that this place is in a small part of a tiny town somewhere in Oaxaca coast line.
Got the idea?!
Well this place, Im sure started as a great enviromental turtle awareness project!
Somewhere .... it has been kind of forgotten!
They do what they can...with a small budget. And they badly need an architectural touch, as well.

But, if you’re here, go, have a stroll, look at what they’re trying to do, and pay the cheap 38 pesos entrance... that will surely help them to keep this wonderfull project
Written 3 May 2019
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Stuartessaouira
Banbury, UK247 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Solo
Lots of turtles to see. Not sure about some of their accommodation.
Nice setting, right on the beach.
Written 3 May 2019
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Manticorny
Seattle, WA33 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Family
We came down to Mazunte for a day while staying in Puerto Escondido with our two boys 5 & 8 YO. The turtle museum was one of our key visits. It was ok, not great. Neat turtle exhibits for the kids to look at, decent information on the signage (all in spanish). Aquarium was kind of a bust - just a few sea turtles and some fish. The ‘tanks’ were the highlight for our kids - open topped tanks at kid-height where they were raising or breeding turtles, including a number of tanks of baby and juvenile sea turtles (not for touching!). Kids got to help move sea turtles by hand from one tank to another which was the highlight of their day. All told, an ok diversion, especially if you have turtle lovers in your clan. Probably not worth a dedicated trip to visit, though. We maybe spent 1.5-2 hours here.
Written 15 February 2019
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