|Time to Release turtles
From June to November, sea turtles arrive on the shores of Banderas Bay at Cabo Corrientes and Puerto Vallarta, to spawn and have their hatchlings 45 days later emerge to be released into the sea.
The birth of these small specimens attracts visitors from around the world who seek to live the magical life experience firsthand and are invited to participate in the season of the release of new offspring.
With over a thousand eggs nested each night, of which turtles are born later, it is certain that between September and October, during what is considered peak season, you can participate in the liberation of the young, a simple extraordinary activity.
A destination committed to their environment like Riviera Nayarit recognizes the importance of protecting all life forms that inhabit this stretch of 307 kilometers of coastline, so they make great efforts to ensure the preservation and survival of this species and all the surrounding habitat.
The sea turtle is the official symbol of Riviera Nayarit. Four protected species of turtles are born on these shores: the olive ridley, green turtle, leatherback and hawksbill. Each new generation of these turtles, when they reach maturity, they return to their birth beach to lay their own nests, resulting in a great tradition that visitors can enjoy in Riviera Nayarit.
To participate in the release of turtles you do not have to be a great adventurer. The Ecological Group of Costa Verde has a camp in San Pancho, the Delcanto development in Flamingos also has a release program with a museum and Nayarit groups organize one in Playa El Naranjo, near Guayabitos corner, so that it’s easier to engage with ease along the entire destination.
During the summer and fall, travelers can take tours to these camps to learn about the fascinating wildlife and the life cycle of turtles, live the experience to patrol and protect the turtles come to nest for a night or volunteer for two months.
Delcanto, for example, is committed to the development of ecology turtle protection programs dedicated to their preservation. It is a great choice for activities such as the release, as done by the Center for Protection and Preservation of the Sea Turtle "Nuevo Vallarta". In the camp of the Ecological Group of the Costa Verde in San Pancho, volunteers and visitors can help in the release of hatchlings at sunset, when the pups are left on the beach. Also, every Wednesday, the organization makes a presentation at the Hotel Costa Azul on these turtles and their life cycle. Visitors interested in volunteering should remain in the camp for two months at least and have the opportunity to experience each stage of the conservation of turtles during their first days of life, while the rest are offered by nightly releases.
Located at Playa Las Tortugas, Platanitos camp focuses on the preservation of the species ridley turtle in an effort supported by government agencies, such as the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources ( SEMARNAT) in conjunction with the Neighborhood Association of Playa Las Tortugas.
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This camp promises an unforgettable and exciting experience, it will patrol and help collect the nests, learning about incubation and to obtain a higher success rate in births, then participate in the liberation and witness the first steps in life. You can participate as a volunteer in either the short term or the long-term.
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