turtle mama going back out to sea

October is Turtle Time in Tulum

Turtle mamas have been laying their eggs and turtle babies are popping up everywhere on the beach in Tulum.

turtle mama going back out to sea

At ZAMAS, we’ve had five turtle nests on our beach this year and more newborns will be arriving soon.  Every time we see turtle tracks we know another turtle mama has laid her eggs.  To protect the nest, we make a stick fence around it.

ZAMAS beach report: baby turtle mama was here

WANT TO SEE SOME TURTLES IN TULUM?

You can hang out under the shelter of our large palm shades and just wait for their arrival.

Or take a night trek and watch for the arrival of other turtle-babies along the moonlit Tulum beach.

Or if big and beautiful is more your speed, take a swim with mature turtles at Turtle Bay in Akumal.

Whatever path you choose...it’s pure turtle-mania in Tulum this October.

ZAMAS HOTEL, TURTLE MANIA PACKAGE

  • Guided night trek to observe turtles hatching
  • Swim with turtles and picnic on the beach, turtle education tour
  • Beach cabaña, muy fuerte margarita, hammock

MEXIDIVERS TULUM

  • On-site dive shop at ZAMAS
  • Turtle & snorkel tour with cenote splash

MARINE TURTLE FESTIVAL, 13-16 Oct 2012

TUNE INTO TURTLE TIME WITH THESE TURTLE FACTS:

Tulum is nesting ground for two endangered species, the Loggerhead and the Green Sea turtles. Female sea turtles return to the beach on which they were born to lay from 120 to 150 eggs; about a half dozen baby turtles will survive the treacherous journey to adulthood. These reptiles are threatened by increased disturbances and decreased sensitivity along the coast, so observe respectfully.

THE SURVIVAL OF THE SEA TURTLE ON TED:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-KmQ6pGxg4&feature=player_embedded

urtle babies hatched during the day are released at night to improve survival rate