There are many amazing conservation efforts happening in the world today and we are proud that we have some right here in our own beach backyard, Xpu-Ha. The main of which is the sea turtle conservation and hatchery program. The sea turtle program is a very popular attraction and a vital part of these creatures continuing to thrive in our local waters. If you happen to be with us on the right evening, you may participate in the baby turtle release. It is an unforgettable experience and of great conservation importance.
We have many options available to our guests so if you feel like coming down early you can either join us for an ocean dive or snorkel tour. Then sit back relax watching the sunset while dinner is prepared. We cater for anything from lobster, whole fish wrapped in banana leaves with local spices, arracherra wheels (outside grill only) but are famously known for our tacos! These include shrimp, chucked, beef, pork and veggie.
After dinner and once the sun goes down is when the magic happens. You are able to watch the mother turtles, some who are over 100 years old come up to the beach to build their nests and lay their eggs. For 2 months they are protected by the program and then you can participate in releasing the baby turtles, guiding them safely back into the ocean. There is nothing quite like witnessing this spectacle and knowing you did your part to help this endangered species survive. The phenomenon known as “sea turtle season” refers strictly to the nesting season, which takes place between May and September every year for the three that nest in Xpu-Ha and the Riviera Maya: Loggerhead, Green Turtle and on occasion Hawksbill Turtle. By booking this impact experience you are giving directly back to the turtle program ensuring it’s ability to keep operating.
***As with all things mother nature, seasons may vary slightly so check with your experience host or curator for updates. Also for any special dietary requests or food preferences we will be happy to try to accommodate!
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