The first Lo de Marcos Sea Turtle Festival will be held next Saturday, October 10, 2015, to help promote the protection of this vital endangered species, as well as create an engaging experience filled with art, sports and culture in this microdestination, one of the Pueblos Pintorescos (Picturesque Towns) of the Riviera Nayarit.
The event is the result of an initiative by the Lo de Marcos Turtle Camp and the invitation is open to the entire family. Doors open from 10 a.m. onwards at the Palapa in Villas de Tlaquepaque.
“This kind of festival is always welcome,” said Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We who are in the business of promoting the Riviera Nayarit are very pleased that Lo de Marcos should hold this event and the people can become better informed as to the importance of the sea turtle.”
Besides observing the liberation of baby sea turtles, there will be conferences held about the species and environmental education in general in order to encourage the values and ideas that subscribe to their preservation and that of the environment.
The activities include sculpting, drawing and handicrafts contests all related to the sea turtles, a beach volleyball tournament, a Paddle Board exhibition by Oliver Cruz and a Paddle Board yoga session with Gaby Abnashi.
There will also be an area for kids, food and drink, music and lots of family fun. You won’t want to miss it!