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El Tortugugario

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Turtles 🐢 & MORE

Cuyutlan is a quiet 🤫 place to relax and just get away...but it was so nice to visit the turtle... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carbondale, Colorado
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AMAZING!! Baby turtles!!!

This was a great place to visit, even with my adult kids. The staff was super friendly and... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
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Sobre la costa | 3km de Cuyutlan, Cuyutlan, Mexico
+52 313 328 8676
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cuyutlan is a quiet 🤫 place to relax and just get away...but it was so nice to visit the turtle sanctuary and go on the boat ride to see mangroves, birds and try to spot snakes!

Thank Eluciq
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This was a great place to visit, even with my adult kids. The staff was super friendly and informative and their facility allows you to get up close to huge tortoises, iguanas, and a croc or two if you're lucky. We were even blessed with...More

Thank 3peppers3
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This simple nature preserve represents a valuable effort by a new generation to turn around years of ecological neglect. An undermanned facility and less-than-ideal conditions for its captive turtles and alligators testify to a lack of proper funding, but the tortugario remains a worthy place...More

Thank Kirk E
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We have visited this turtle sanctuary many times with many visitors. We always enjoy and especially recommend you go in the AM ( 10 or so ) and take the boat ride for 200 or so pesos.

2  Thank HarryNJohnon
Reviewed 20 January 2016

If you are visiting Manzanillo, you must visit this place. Just understand this is not a world class zoo but it is a great sanctuary that does great work with what they are given. Here's what you should know, this is more than a turtle...More

1  Thank Jose A
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We booked this excursion with Hectours through the Las Hadas hotel. Now it is not normally something we would book but my son wanted to see the turtles so we did it and glad we did. The bus ride was a tad long...at least 40...More

Thank Tracy K
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This turtle sanctuary plays an important role in collecting the turtle eggs from the black sand beach of Cuyutlan that is a popular hatching area for the large sea turtles. Although turtles and their eggs are protected by the government, many Mexicans still collect them...More

3  Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

What a phenomenal experience at this facility. Definitely worth doing! Releasing babies into the sea was ethereal! If you find your way to this small community put this on your list of things to do.

Thank StLfaninCA
Reviewed 3 September 2014

While you are in Cuyutlan, Colima the tortugario is a classic place to visit and tour. Located right off the beach, it features sort of a zoo with all kinds of turtles, crocodiles, iguanas and also turtle eggs plus access to the Cuyutlan lagoon and...More

Thank Jesse R
Reviewed 22 August 2014

It is an amazing experience, especially for kids… You have a walk through the turtle reproduction process, egg hatching, etc.. but best of all, during season the kids release turtles into the sea.. It is very educational.. they also have a jungle boat tour where...More

1  Thank tropicorneta
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Response from Tracy K | Reviewed this property |
The turtle place was an hour from our resort. There is a toll booth about 45 mins in and you would have to pay if you take a taxi plus taxi there and back, plus you probably have to pay to get in. Try to book a tour and then... More