Two unforgettable activities from June to November:
1.Seeking and collection of turtle eggs - Come and experience an unforgettable night(s) of adventure at Playa Blanca, one of many beautiful beaches in the area.
Three different sea turtle species have chosen this sandy beach to lay their eggs. With an experienced native guide, you will patrol the beach at night and early morning while seeking the nesting sites of sea turtles. On occasion, you might get the opportunity to actually see a majestic sea turtle(s) as they dig a nest, lay their eggs, pat the nest closed, and then trek back into the ocean. The nest will be carefully be uncovered, the eggs will be collected and transported safely to a protected fenced habitat area. The eggs will be placed into a new nesting site. Required data will be recorded on each nest which will include the date and number of turtle eggs collected. Turtle eggs hatch in approximately 45 – 50 days depending on the species.
2.Release of Hatchlings - Once the baby turtles hatch, you will participate in an interesting and interactive lesson provided by an expert. You will also take an active role in the safe release of the baby turtles. The hatchlings are carefully placed on the sand and they start making their way into the ocean. Picture taking and recording is always allowed. You will receive a certificate of participation as a worthwhile reminder; it will be an experience of a life time.
Other endeavors include craft making to raise funds at the local “Eco-Tianguis” Vegan Market on Saturday and educational activities at the camp. Whether you’re here for an hour or a week, Ayotlcalli welcomes you to learn about marine turtlesand help conserve these species for a more beautiful tomorrow.