Inside Look: Turtle Release Program

At Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita, ecology experts can take our guests on explorations of the coral reefs, visits with mangrove and agave farmers, even for a swim with dolphins. But one of our guests’ favorite activities is the rare glimpse of turtle hatching-and-release programs. Here are some recent photos of our guests releasing baby sea turtles.

ZOPDB Turtles2ZOPDB Turtles

First Baby Sea Turtle Eggs Laid

It was an exciting weekend at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita.  Our first sea turtle of the season arrived to lay eggs on our beach. In the Mayan Riviera, sea turtles lay eggs during the night and carefully cover them with sand.  By morning hours, the mother turtle is back in the ocean and baby turtle eggs reside in the warm sands of our beach.


In less than one month, these eggs will hatch and our guests will be treated to an amazing experience – the chance to return baby sea turtles back to the sea.


Our first nest has 104 eggs!  We will continue to report as more nests are created and our first babies are born.

FOTO tortuga4

Foto tortugaFoto tortuga.3