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Sea Turtle Release in Puerto Escondido

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Sea Turtle Release in Puerto Escondido

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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
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National Park fees
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

5:00 PM
  • 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
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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Great experience with no crowds
, 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.
icon 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!
, 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!
icon 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!
, 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 🐢.
icon 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
, May 2021
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!
icon 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
, 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.
icon 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!
, 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!
, 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!
Great experience. Kiki picked us up...
Sheryl E
, Feb 2018
Great experience. Kiki picked us up and took us to the reserve. His English is excellent. He explained what we were going to be doing and told us about the turtles and how the conservation was making a difference. We were able to release 2 different types of turtles. Highly recommend
Kiko was amazing. He picked us up...
Lauren R
, Feb 2018
Kiko was amazing. He picked us up and let us release a whole bunch of sea turtles. Him and his team were super informative and were very professional. He also took some extra pictures so we could capture the moment. 10/10 would do it again.
We were contacted and picked up on...
Jared H
, Sep 2017
We were contacted and picked up on time. Kiko was very friendly. Releasing the sea turtles was awesome and we got to learn some about them. After the tour Kiko heard we hadn't visited carizalillo beach and since we were leaving the next day he took us there on the spot! So kind!

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