Sea turtles regularly nest on the beach at Monterrico. During this night tour you'll see turtles nesting or watch them being released.
- 2 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 5:30 PM, 7:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
This tour offers travelers an excellent opportunity to watch sea turtles nesting or help release them into the ocean. What you do will depend on the time of year that you visit.
A local guide will meet you at either your Monterrico hotel or at the CECON Tortugario (a local turtle hatchery). From here your tour will begin.
From July to November, you'll walk along the beach at night and collect eggs. The eggs will be given to the Torugario CECON, a local non-profit that's engaged in sea turtle conservation. CECON also acts as a hatchery. A donation will also be given to this center.
From September to January, sea turtles are born at the hatchery and released into the sea. During this time of year you can watch the turtles be released. It's an inspiring sight.
The Tortugario Monterrico is a turtle hatchery in Monterrico, Guatemala. The hatchery helps raise endangered sea turtles, as well as caimans, iguanas and crocodiles.
Read more:Tortugario Monterrico
What to Bring
Camera, comfortable shoes, and money for meals, personal expenses, handicrafts, and tipping the guide.
Local guide (Spanish-speaking) and a contribution to CECON (or 5 turtles to release).
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