Turtle Release Excursion

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This 15km-long beach, beginning about 30km east of Puerto Escondido, is one of the world's major nesting grounds for the olive ridley turtle (tortuga golfina to Mexicans). Up to a million female olive ridleys a year arrive at Escobilla to lay their eggs, with numbers peaking at night for a period of about a week around the full moons from May to February – a spectacular phenomenon known as an arribada or arribazón.

The olive ridley is one of the smaller sea turtles (around 70cm long), but still an impressive animal, especially when seen emerging from the surf at a rate of several thousand per hour, as happens during Escobilla's biggest arribadas.

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Turtle Release Excursion

If you get the chance, this one is not to miss!

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Turtle Release Excursion

This 15km-long beach, beginning about 30km east of Puerto Escondido, is one of the world's major nesting grounds for the olive ridley turtle (tortuga golfina to Mexicans). Up to a million female olive ridleys a year arrive at Escobilla to lay their eggs, with numbers peaking at night for a period of about a week around the full moons from May to February – a spectacular phenomenon known as an arribada or arribazón.

The olive ridley is one of the smaller sea turtles (around 70cm long), but still an impressive animal, especially when seen emerging from the surf at a rate of several thousand per hour, as happens during Escobilla's biggest arribadas.

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$220.00

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Duration: 3.5 Hours

Group Size:7 People / SUV

Transportation: Round transportation with pick up at the property

Includes: English spoken & certified Guide

Do not forget: extra cash, sunscreen, hat and insect repellant