Leatherback Sea Turtles Finally Released in Puerto Vallarta After 11 Years

Cesar Lerma - Vallarta-Nayarit Blog
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March 30, 2017


Early in the morning on Tuesday, March 28, biologists at the Tortuguero Camp at Boca de Tomates reported that after 11 years (or 15, the exact figure is not known) endangered Leatherback Sea Turtle eggs hatched in Puerto Vallarta.

With a spectacular sunset as the backdrop, with guests, residents and local press in attendance, the release of this incredible animal was held at Velas Vallarta Resort at seven o’clock in the evening. Prior to the release, a turtle specialist gave a talk about the animal to inform those present about the importance of the event.

Velas Vallarta and the Tortuguero Camp of Boca de Tomates have been working together for more than 20 years in the conservation and protection of sea turtles. The resort has different environmental programs, and with facilities featuring an incubation area, it offers guests the chance to experience these animals up close as they help with collection and care of eggs, cleaning of nests and turtle release.

Enjoy the natural wonders of Puerto Vallarta and help us conserve marine species!

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