Sea turtle nesting season tips

Sea turtle protection, Riviera Maya Mexico

Create a safe environment for the turtles

As female turtles make their way to nest on the beaches of the Riviera Maya.  Truly it is amazing to watch these nest, and to watch the babies hatch later in the summer, but please be respectful these endangered animals and remember the following tips:

  • Do not take flash photography or use any white light on the beach at night. Use a red flashlight with a red filter.  Keep the lights of your condo or vacation home turned off.
  • Do not touch or disturb nesting sea turtles. Nesting turtles spook easy and will go back to sea without laying their eggs.
  • While enjoying the beautiful beaches during the day, avoid disturbing marked sea turtle nests.
  • After you day on the beach take all your trash.  Turtles easily confuse plastics and other litter as food.


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