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Sea Turtle Release in Puerto Escondido

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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
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6:00 PM
  • 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
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Infant seats only available on request
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
  • OPERATED BY ECO ADVENTURES PUERTO ESCONDIDO
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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star-5
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.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
They are indeed, very lovely 😊 Thank you for joining us Jelani ✨
star-5
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
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Thank you Juliane! Happy to know you had a lovely time :D
star-5
Very nice excursion.
sondra_h
, Mar. 2022
Really nice tour operators and quite knowledgeable about the turtles and area in general. Definitely would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Thank you Sondra! We appreciate the recommendation! Hope to see you again!
star-5
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!
icon 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.
star-5
Unforgettable!
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.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
How lovely! Thank you Jane, our guides appreciate it. Come back any time :)
star-5
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
icon 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.
star-5
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!
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Hello Sabrina! incredible experience we are super happy you got to live the best experience! with love from puerto.
star-5
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.
icon 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!
star-5
Great experience with no crowds
Patrick_M
, Sep. 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.
icon 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! :)
star-5
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!
icon 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.
star-5
A must to do!
Julia_J
, Jun. 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 🐢.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 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!
star-5
Beautiful Experience
ELISABETH_H
, May 2021
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!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 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!
star-5
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.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 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.
star-5
A magnificent experience!
502katyo
, Nov. 2019
We loved our time with the turtles! We learned so much about turtles and it felt great to help the tortuguitas into the sea.
star-5
Great experience!
Camille_M
, Nov. 2019
The tour was wonderful! Although I had an only Spanish speaking guide (I was told ahead of time and still wanted to go). But the experience was amazing and can’t believe what these little turtles do!
star-5
Great experience. Kiki picked us up...
Sheryl E
, Feb. 2018
Great experience. Kiki picked us up and took us to the reserve. His English is excellent. He explained what we were going to be doing and told us about the turtles and how the conservation was making a difference. We were able to release 2 different types of turtles. Highly recommend
star-5
Kiko was amazing. He picked us up...
Lauren R
, Feb. 2018
Kiko was amazing. He picked us up and let us release a whole bunch of sea turtles. Him and his team were super informative and were very professional. He also took some extra pictures so we could capture the moment. 10/10 would do it again.
star-5
We were contacted and picked up on...
Jared H
, Sep. 2017
We were contacted and picked up on time. Kiko was very friendly. Releasing the sea turtles was awesome and we got to learn some about them. After the tour Kiko heard we hadn't visited carizalillo beach and since we were leaving the next day he took us there on the spot! So kind!
star-5
This is a must if you are in Puerto...
Matthew M
, Aug. 2017
This is a must if you are in Puerto Escondido. Holding a tiny baby turtle basically in the palm of your hand and then watching it race out to the sea, I think speaks for itself. A very fun and unique experience. Staff could not have been more friendly.
star-5
What an amazing experience! We were...
Dominic C
, Mar. 2017
What an amazing experience! We were picked up in a wonderful air conditioned van and on the way our guide Kiko told us a little about the area and the beaches. He was so friendly. When we arrived at the turtle camp on a gorgeous beach, we learned about the conservation work being done to protect and save sea turtles. We got to hold and admire our turtles in a coconut shell for a while before releasing them as the sun set. Watching these new lives set out on their journey is truly a profound experience that can only be experienced to understand. This was definitely a highlight of our trip. We enjoyed Kiko so much, we booked surfing with him a few days later which was also superb. I can't recommend Kiko and Eco Adventures enough! Do not miss this wonderful experience!

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