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National Mexican Turtle Center

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Carretera Puerto Angel- San Antonio Kilometro 10 | Col. Sta. Maria Tonameca, Mazunte 70902, Mexico
+52 55 5449 7000
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Carretera Puerto Angel- San Antonio Kilometro 10 | Col. Sta. Maria Tonameca, Mazunte 70902, Mexico
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"baby turtles"
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"different species"
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"hatching"
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Originally the investment on the center looks like was positive for the town, today conditions are not in good shape, some tanks water is not clear, difficult to see the turtles, aquarium is with few fishes. I hope authorities could do something, to restore the...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Loads of turtles of many varieties, but a pretty deserted attraction, and so very hot to walk around. Cheap at only 35 pesos for admission, and a quick stop that won't take more than an hour. Perhaps at other times you might see turtles hatching...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Spent a summer working as a volunteer at National Mexican Turtle Center years ago and their work and dedication to turtle conservation and welfare is incredible. As mentioned by other reviewers, the museum is small, but it serves as a window into the amazing (and...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

It was ok for a quick visit. I am sure they are try to conserve species. A turtle we saw was in a small tank with a cleaning filtration system with a number of plastic tubes nearby, which the turtle found distressing to navigate around.

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Lacked what we thought would be more of a history than an oversized aquarium. Exghbits could have been explained a little better to make it more interesting.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We went there presuming we were going to help the conservation and we got out with a complete different idea. They have sea turtles in tanks so small i couldn't fit there just for exposition. The tanks of the aquarium are small and badly prepared....More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Not completly agree with this kind of places but with the current exploitation of the turtle I think they are doing a great job.

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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Pretty basic place: outdoor enclosures and tanks with turtles in them, information placards (mostly in Spanish) and a handful of indoor enclosures (some of which don't even have real turtles in them!) There's also an informational film you can watch inside, with a choice of...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

In this place the turtles of different species are showed to educate the people of the surroundings and visitors of how to preserve them. There were magnificent galapagos, careys , whites turtles, several species that sometimes we are not aware that even exist.A good place...More

Thank Mayra G
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

The turtle centre is a gorgeous building. The turtles need much better care and there should be guides to explain their importance and the success of saving them. Maybe a good video introduction would assist.

1  Thank Teresa G
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Open Thursday to Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday closed. Times are 10.00 to 16.00 hrs.
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