Marine Turtles Area in Xcaret, a cycle of life
As contemporaries of dinosaurs, turtles have a long and exciting story to tell. A story that mostly takes place in Mexico where six out of seven marine turtles that exist in the world visit the Mexican coastline during nesting season and four of them visit Quintana Roo.
Unfortunately, human activity is linked to the drastic reduction in the population of marine turtles in Mexico and worldwide. Sea turtles have complex life cycles and they have come so far throughout history by evolving, that they have also become an extremely fragile species.
Xcaret carries out a Marine Turtle Conservation Program in Riviera Maya that includes rescue, rehabilitation, marking and release operations. Sea turtles in Xcaret that are protected under this program arrive from Xcacel beach, one of the most important nesting areas for green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and loggerheads (Caretta caretta).
Come and visit our unique exhibition of Sea Turtles at Xcaret that allows you to get close to these fabulous creatures of the sea and learn more about the major problem that is affecting sea turtle populations.
Xcaret promotes environmentally friendly practices that are making a difference in the world. Visit Xcaret’s Marine Turtles Area located just steps away from the Coral Reef Aquarium and join us in our efforts for sea turtle conservation in Riviera Maya, Mexico and worldwide.