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Sea Turtle Release in Puerto Escondido

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Experience the enchantment of releasing baby sea turtles into their natural environment on an evening tour from Puerto Escondido. After hotel pickup in a comfortable, air-conditioned car, travel to the unspoiled Palmarito Beach to admire the coastal splendor of the area. Receive an interesting introduction to the behavior and breeding habits of sea turtles before helping newly hatched baby turtles make their way into the sea. Watch the sun set over the virgin sands of the beach before returning to Puerto Escondido with magical memories.  
  • Evening tour to the turtle sanctuary at Palmarito Beach from Puerto Escondido
  • Gain fascinating insight into the behavior and breeding habits of sea turtles from an expert
  • Help newly hatched sea turtles make their way into the ocean
  • Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Puerto Escondido hotel

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

  • 5:00 PM

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • It is recommended that you bring your camera
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infant seats only available on request
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Perfect Evening
Magdalene_P, Jan 2022
My tour guide was great and the whole staff was very helpful. Learned a lot about the turtles in Mexico and watched a beautiful sunset on the beach! Everyone only got one turtle to release, but that’s okay bc you can watch all the others run in
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi Mag, awesome to hear that, it's amazing you could to both things, nice experience! Thank you so much.
Beautiful experience at sunset!
Sabrina_S, Dec 2021
This was such a great experience! Luis picked me up at my hotel and took me to the beach to the turtle sanctuary. He was very knowledgeable about the history of how the turtles started to become protected in the area, how they are rescued, the process it takes the eggs to hatch, how they best survive, how to handle them, etc. I learned a ton! I got to release titles into the ocean that just hatched that very same day! They were adorable. We released them at sunset (it’s harder for the birds to see them at night so they have a better shot of survival after they hit the ocean. So beautiful seeing them at sunset and it’s truly one of the beach beaches for that. What a great decision! Ask for Luis!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hello Sabrina! incredible experience we are super happy you got to live the best experience! with love from puerto.
Wonderful tour guide!
Bonnie_M, Dec 2021
Luis was an amazing tour guide! He picked us up at our location and along the way picked up a few more people and explained so much about some of the history of Puerto Escondido and how the turtle release program was developed . We also learned about the things that threaten the sea turtles from natural selection to people exploiting the turtles for monetary purposes. We were fortunate to release a number of turtles since we arrived to the sanctuary later in the evening. This was a very satisfying experience that won't be forgotten.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hello bonnie! good to hear that, our guides do their best when explaining these natural events, we hope you had a great time, big hug!
Great experience with no crowds
Patrick_M, Sep 2021
Super awesome tour. We loved that we were able to avoid the crowds. Everything was perfect from pickup at the hotel to being able to chat about the local preservation of turtles and the farmland we passed on the ride over.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi Patrick! sure it is, we know the best spots and cultivate our knowledge on native species. Thank you, we hope you visit us anytime soon! :)
Awesome experience!
Marlene_G, Aug 2021
What an awesome experience! The newly hatched turtles were so cute and in full gear to swim to the warm Pacific Ocean. Watching them return to sea during sunset was amazing!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
We love sharing the love for nature with our clients, baby sea turtles are amazing! thank you for supporting their conservation.
A must to do!
Julia_J, Jun 2021
It was an amazing experience. A must to do, while you are in Puerto Escondido. Efraín was very nice and took his time to explain us the purpose and everything about the turtles 🐢.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
It's very important for us to give you a complete tour with essential knowledge on everything we do! We are glad you joined us in these amazing experience. Thank you for visiting!
Beautiful Experience
Wonderful experience! Transportation was provided which made things seamless. Our group learned very interesting information about Turtles and they were happy to answer all of our questions. The turtle release was such a beautiful experience and they timed everything perfectly with the sunset which made for beautiful photos. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Hey Elisa! thank you for purchasing with us, we love when our groups leave experiencing to the fullest our adventures and learning a lot about them. Saludos!
Must do
Matthew_H, Oct 2020
Seeing these sea turtles was magical. They are adorable, and it's fun to see their first steps into this world. Our guide was incredibly nice, and did the research to find the best beach to do this. I highly recommend this unique experience.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Hello friend! sure it's amazing to watch baby turtles head to the ocean for the first time, we are always happy to share these experiences with you! see you soon and thank you for joining us.
A magnificent experience!
502katyo, Nov 2019
We loved our time with the turtles! We learned so much about turtles and it felt great to help the tortuguitas into the sea.
Great experience!
Camille_M, Nov 2019
The tour was wonderful! Although I had an only Spanish speaking guide (I was told ahead of time and still wanted to go). But the experience was amazing and can’t believe what these little turtles do!


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