An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2023
Puerto Vallarta (PVDN) Every year, from summer to fall, you can participate in the release of hundreds of turtle hatchlings.
Turtle camps and various hotels have their own conservation programs and it is possible to accompany the hatchlings from their nest to the shore of the beach where they begin their adventure to the sea.
The turtle releases are free, open to the general public and take place in the hours before sunset during the months of July through December.
Turtle release programs in Puerto Vallarta are initiatives aimed at conserving and protecting sea turtle populations in the region. The programs involve collecting sea turtle eggs from nests on the beaches and incubating them in a safe environment until they hatch. Once the baby turtles hatch, they are released into the ocean to increase their chances of survival.
The turtle release programs in Puerto Vallarta are typically organized by local conservation organizations, such as the Ecological Group of Costa Verde, and are supported by government agencies and volunteers. These programs are designed to raise awareness about the importance of sea turtle conservation and to involve the local community in efforts to protect these endangered species.
Puerto Vallarta is home to several species of sea turtles, including the olive ridley, green, and leatherback turtles. These species are threatened by various factors, including pollution, habitat loss, and poaching. The turtle release programs in Puerto Vallarta help to mitigate these threats by increasing the number of sea turtles that survive to adulthood and contribute to the population.
If you’re interested in participating in a turtle release program in Puerto Vallarta, you can check with local conservation organizations and tour operators to find out when and where releases are scheduled. It’s important to follow guidelines and instructions provided by the organizers to ensure the safety and well-being of the turtles.