Isla Mujeres, just like many other beaches in Riviera Maya, is the place where every year many species of sea turtles spawn. Unfortunately for many years, turtle eggs have been illegally sold, so on the island a place was built for sea turtle conservation and to raise awareness of the importance of these species.
The Turtle Farm and the importance of sea turtle conservation
Some years ago, with the government and donators financing was built a center with the purpose of conserving and taking care of big sea turtles and its eggs, and also looking to stop illegal egg selling.
It is located in Isla Mujeres, very close to South Point and also next to Playa Lancheros; the entrance cost about $30 Mexicanpesos or so.
Another amazing thing is that you can visit this turtle farm to learn everything you need to know about how do they take care of rescued turtles, how important they are for the sea and whats even better, you can help and interact with them!
You will be able to see hundreds of turtles of different shapes and sizes, you will be permitted to feed some of them, even to touch them but with lots of love and care.
Still, let’s remember that they are not pets or toys, you have to treat them as the experts tell you to, and especially if you are traveling with kids it is super important to teach them to be delicate and careful with these beautiful animals.
Don’t forget to book a room in the incredible Belo Hotel for your next vacations to Isla Mujeres; a super advantage is that it is located next to the Turtle Farm! You will love it!