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, which, unfortunately, does accumulate on our beach.
After the hatchery is finished, the beach camp is next. This is the shelter used by our staff and volunteers while out on night patrols and guarding the hatchery. Volunteers are assigned shifts to be on patrol, walk the beach and watch for turtles arriving to lay their nests.
Turtle season runs from 15th of July 2017 through the 10th of January 2018, and we will be posting updates all season long. Book your space now to volunteer: Patrol the beach, tag turtles, guard the hatchery, and help with the release of the baby turtles when they hatch! Click here for more info.