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Jorge Chávez
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The Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins in Banderas Bay

By  Jorge Chávez
Jul. 7, 2023
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Between July and December each year, the beaches of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit become the stage for a marvelous spectacle as these magnificent creatures arrive to nest and begin a new cycle of life.

Puerto Vallarta takes pride in having one of the most successful marine turtle protection programs in the country. Thanks to the support of various government institutions, civil organizations, and private initiatives, an incredible average of 85 percent of eggs successfully hatch. This significant achievement demonstrates the efforts and dedication of all those involved.

For the 2023-2024 Sea Turtle Nesting Season, surpassing the previous cycle’s figures is expected, which recorded the recovery of 3,068 nests and the release of 279,548 hatchlings. These numbers are impressive and reflect the ongoing commitment to the conservation of these endangered species.

The Sea Turtle Protection and Conservation Program aims to carry out conservation, monitoring, and surveillance actions on the beaches throughout Puerto Vallarta. When you participate in the release of sea turtles, you become part of the conservation efforts that help the hatchlings safely reach the water. Before attending one of these events, learning more about these wonderful creatures will make the experience of sending a little baby turtle into the sea even more meaningful.

Protecting sea turtles is an act of empathy and gratitude towards Mother Nature. Caring for and contributing to the preservation of this species should be a source of pride for everyone.

Among the most established turtle camps in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are the Mayto Turtle Camp, Boca de Tomates Turtle Camp, Nuevo Vallarta Turtle Camp, Sayulita Turtle Camp, San Pancho Turtle Camp, Lo de Marcos Turtle Camp, and El Naranjo Turtle Camp. These places play a fundamental role in the protection and survival of sea turtles and provide opportunities for visitors to engage in release and caretaking activities.

Banderas Bay is home to some of the world’s most important beaches dedicated to the conservation of sea turtles. The sea turtle season is one of the most popular events of the year in the area, for both locals and visitors. The primary species of sea turtle that returns each year to the shores of Puerto Vallarta is the Golfina, named after its distinctive dark green color.

The sea turtle nesting season in Banderas Bay is a reminder of the importance of preserving biodiversity and protecting endangered species. Every small effort counts, and participating in the conservation of these special creatures is a way to connect with nature and show gratitude for all it provides us.

Jorge Chávez
Chief Editor

A fan of docuseries and a food lover who is always in search of coexisting with Mother Nature.

  jclovetronic
moc.s1721019177gamxe1721019177m@zev1721019177ahc.e1721019177groj1721019177

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