Puerto Escondido

Baby Sea Turtle Release in Puerto Escondido

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Sea Turtle Release in Puerto Escondido

From USD 60.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the enchantment of releasing baby sea turtles into their natural environment on an evening tour from Puerto Escondido. After hotel pickup in a comfortable, air-conditioned car, travel to the unspoiled Palmarito Beach to admire the coastal splendor of the area. Receive an interesting introduction to the behavior and breeding habits of sea turtles before helping newly hatched baby turtles make their way into the sea. Watch the sun set over the virgin sands of the beach before returning to Puerto Escondido with magical memories.  
  • Evening tour to the turtle sanctuary at Palmarito Beach from Puerto Escondido
  • Gain fascinating insight into the behavior and breeding habits of sea turtles from an expert
  • Help newly hatched sea turtles make their way into the ocean
  • Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Puerto Escondido hotel

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

05:30 pm

What To Expect

Puerto Escondido

1 hour 10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • It is recommended that you bring your camera
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Infant seats only available on request
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
Everything worked perfectly, the guide and his daughter were very friendly and super on time. The release of the turtles was a very special experience and it was nice to see that they cared a lot about the well being of the turtles. Would definitely recommend this!


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Professional great tour
Maria_P, Aug 2023
Very friendly and professional guides, small group made this a great experience and I learned a lot of new interesting things about the local wildlife.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hello friend, we are very glad that you enjoyed the tour, we hope to see you again one day and be able to live more adventures and see more about the wildlife of beautiful Puerto Escondido
Lovely experience
Mareliza_d, Aug 2023
We had a great time! FYI to English only guests: our guide only spoke Spanish, but she was super great! Definitely a highlight of the trip.
Very unique experience
Deborah_B, Aug 2023
Everything worked perfectly, the guide and his daughter were very friendly and super on time. The release of the turtles was a very special experience and it was nice to see that they cared a lot about the well being of the turtles. Would definitely recommend this!
Amazing experience
Karla_L, Nov 2022
We released the turtles at sunset and it was espectacular 🤩 10/10 experience and I would highly recommend this tour!
Eloise_P, Nov 2022
Carlos our guide was so lovely, chilled and shared lots of knowledge along the journey. Releasing the turtles was so magical, you can tell they do amazing work there with the project. The beach was super remote and quiet. I defo recommend doing this! The highlight of our trip to Mexico!
The turtles were very...
James_K, Nov 2022
The turtles were very cute as they ran into the water. We were given a basic overview of the process and hatching and then we were given our own little turtle to name and release.
Luis, the best guide ever!
Martha_V, July 2022
All I have to say is Luis. Luis our guide, was the highlight of this experience simply because he made it so enjoyable and funny! He was so knowledgeable and professional. We went on to book two more experiences with him and they were both equally amazing!!!
Amazing Experience! Everyone should do this!
Jelani_M, May 2022
Such an amazing experience! Learned so much and love the mission from this organization. Plus the turtles are beautiful.
Response from Host, May 2022
They are indeed, very lovely 😊 Thank you for joining us Jelani ✨
Great Experience! We had...
Juliane_S, Apr 2022
Great Experience! We had a wonderful evening releasing the turtles there in a wonderful sceneri. Thanks everybody
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you Juliane! Happy to know you had a lovely time :D
Very nice excursion.
sondra_h, Mar 2022
Really nice tour operators and quite knowledgeable about the turtles and area in general. Definitely would recommend.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you Sondra! We appreciate the recommendation! Hope to see you again!
very wholesome:)
Laura_E, Mar 2022
It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. Watching the baby turtles walk out into the ocean was such a wholesome thing to see, they're so cute. We were taught a lot of interesting facts about the animals and you could sense that the people there really care about the turtles, it's not just another tourist attraction. 10/10 would recommend!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
They are very cute, indeed. So happy to know how you felt Laura. Thank you for taking part in this experience! Kind regards.
Jane_W, Mar 2022
Sea turtles are my favorite animals. I have seen adults while snorkeling in St. John. This experience was fantastic. Highly recommend. We had plenty of time to release our turtles and make sure they got into the ocean safely. Sunset was gorgeous and it was an extra treat to see the stars. Great guides.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
How lovely! Thank you Jane, our guides appreciate it. Come back any time :)
Perfect Evening
Magdalene_P, Jan 2022
My tour guide was great and the whole staff was very helpful. Learned a lot about the turtles in Mexico and watched a beautiful sunset on the beach! Everyone only got one turtle to release, but that’s okay bc you can watch all the others run in
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi Mag, awesome to hear that, it's amazing you could to both things, nice experience! Thank you so much.
Beautiful experience at sunset!
Sabrina_S, Dec 2021
This was such a great experience! Luis picked me up at my hotel and took me to the beach to the turtle sanctuary. He was very knowledgeable about the history of how the turtles started to become protected in the area, how they are rescued, the process it takes the eggs to hatch, how they best survive, how to handle them, etc. I learned a ton! I got to release titles into the ocean that just hatched that very same day! They were adorable. We released them at sunset (it’s harder for the birds to see them at night so they have a better shot of survival after they hit the ocean. So beautiful seeing them at sunset and it’s truly one of the beach beaches for that. What a great decision! Ask for Luis!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hello Sabrina! incredible experience we are super happy you got to live the best experience! with love from puerto.
Wonderful tour guide!
Bonnie_M, Dec 2021
Luis was an amazing tour guide! He picked us up at our location and along the way picked up a few more people and explained so much about some of the history of Puerto Escondido and how the turtle release program was developed . We also learned about the things that threaten the sea turtles from natural selection to people exploiting the turtles for monetary purposes. We were fortunate to release a number of turtles since we arrived to the sanctuary later in the evening. This was a very satisfying experience that won't be forgotten.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hello bonnie! good to hear that, our guides do their best when explaining these natural events, we hope you had a great time, big hug!
Great experience with no crowds
Patrick_M, Sept 2021
Super awesome tour. We loved that we were able to avoid the crowds. Everything was perfect from pickup at the hotel to being able to chat about the local preservation of turtles and the farmland we passed on the ride over.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi Patrick! sure it is, we know the best spots and cultivate our knowledge on native species. Thank you, we hope you visit us anytime soon! :)
Awesome experience!
Marlene_G, Aug 2021
What an awesome experience! The newly hatched turtles were so cute and in full gear to swim to the warm Pacific Ocean. Watching them return to sea during sunset was amazing!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
We love sharing the love for nature with our clients, baby sea turtles are amazing! thank you for supporting their conservation.
A must to do!
Julia_J, June 2021
It was an amazing experience. A must to do, while you are in Puerto Escondido. Efraín was very nice and took his time to explain us the purpose and everything about the turtles 🐢.
Response from Host, June 2021
It's very important for us to give you a complete tour with essential knowledge on everything we do! We are glad you joined us in these amazing experience. Thank you for visiting!
Beautiful Experience
Wonderful experience! Transportation was provided which made things seamless. Our group learned very interesting information about Turtles and they were happy to answer all of our questions. The turtle release was such a beautiful experience and they timed everything perfectly with the sunset which made for beautiful photos. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, June 2021
Hey Elisa! thank you for purchasing with us, we love when our groups leave experiencing to the fullest our adventures and learning a lot about them. Saludos!
Must do
Matthew_H, Oct 2020
Seeing these sea turtles was magical. They are adorable, and it's fun to see their first steps into this world. Our guide was incredibly nice, and did the research to find the best beach to do this. I highly recommend this unique experience.
Response from Host, June 2021
Hello friend! sure it's amazing to watch baby turtles head to the ocean for the first time, we are always happy to share these experiences with you! see you soon and thank you for joining us.

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