2017 Turtle Season Begins in July

2017 Turtle Season Begins in July

Turtle season for Playa Tortuga will officially start on July 15th.  We’ll be building the beach hatchery, which means digging, moving, and sifting beach sand.  This is done to help ensure the beach sand in our hatchery is free from human debris and trash,...
5 Things You Should Know About Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

5 Things You Should Know About Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

Here at Reserva Playa Tortuga, we do a lot of research on the Olive Ridley turtles that nest on our beach.  Here are 5 things we think you should know about Olive Ridley sea turtles. 1.  Olive ridleys, also known as lepidochelys olivacea, are classified by the IUCN as...
Baby Turtles

Baby Turtles

Turtles are hatching! It’s been a busy turtle season here at Reserva Playa Tortuga! We’ve had several nests hatch already (including one emergency hatchery – moving a nest that was endangered by the tide). It’s quite a sight, watching all the...