Turtle Program

Our annual VIPs are the turtles, who come back every year to nest on our white sand beach, confiding the survival of their young ones in us. We are proud to be a part of the Akumal Turtle Watch program through the CEA (Akumal Ecological Center) and help in protecting the nests and the young turtles that hatch later in the season.

May through November is turtle nesting season for the two main species, Loggerhead and Green, and Akumal is a major nesting site. Turtles are shy animals so we ask you to be quiet at night and turn off all outside lights. If you want to walk the beach and admire these ancient magnificent animals laying their eggs, please do so with a qualified guide. The CEA offers nightly turtle walks during nesting season. Please sign up at the CEA or ask someone at the Las Villas office to call them. Groups are limited to 10 people. You will be provided with a red film to cover your light and the guide will tell you when it is safe to get closer.

Turtle Program