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Sea turtle release

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Sea turtle release

$MXN800 per person

Join Our Fun Turtle Release Tour in Puerto Escondido

Welcome to an amazing adventure in Puerto Escondido that you’ll never forget! Join us for our Baby Sea Turtle Release Experience, where you can help save these incredible creatures while enjoying a beautiful secret beach at sunset. 🐢🌊



Why Turtle Release Matters

A Lifesaving Mission

When you join our Turtle Release Experience, you play a vital role in saving baby turtles. In Puerto Escondido, hundreds of thousands of turtles come to lay their eggs each year, but only a few survive without help. By helping local organizations release these baby turtles into the ocean, you make a big difference in their chances of survival. 🐢


Environmental Impact

Each year, millions of baby turtles are born on Oaxacan beaches thanks to the efforts of turtle protection centers. These centers protect the turtles and gather important information about marine life. By participating in our Turtle Release Experience, you help increase the birth rate of endangered species and support scientists in collecting valuable data. 🌊

Baby turtle on the beach

What to Expect on the Turtle Release Tour

Pick Up and Beach Arrival

We’ll start your adventure by picking you up from any location in Puerto Escondido. After a short 30-minute ride, you’ll arrive at the beautiful beach where the turtle release will take place. 🏝️


Learn About the Turtles

Before releasing the turtles, our friendly guides will share interesting facts about the turtles of the Oaxacan coast, their environment, and the importance of following certain rules to keep them safe. 🐢


Releasing the Turtles

The most exciting part of the tour! You’ll get the chance to hold one or more baby turtles (depending on availability) in a special container. Watch these tiny creatures instinctively head towards the ocean, and take amazing photos to remember this moment. 📸


Return Journey

After an unforgettable experience, it’s time to head back. We’ll provide you with a comfortable ride back to your chosen location in Puerto Escondido. 🚐

People releasing turtles on the beach

Booking Your Turtle Release Experience 🐢

Affordable Adventure

Our Turtle Release Experience is priced at just $800 MXN. Book now to secure your spot and help a great cause while having a fantastic time.


Convenient Departure Times

We offer departure times at 5 PM, so you can enjoy the beautiful sunset at our secret beach. The tour lasts about 2 hours, giving you plenty of time to take it all in. 🚐


What’s Included and What’s Not

Included in the package are a personal guide and transportation. Please note that drinks, meals, and other personal items are not included.

Educational and Eye-Opening

I had no idea how crucial turtle conservation was until I joined this tour. The guides' passion for these creatures was infectious, and I left with a deeper appreciation for marine life. I'm grateful for the experience.

David Smith,

Sydney - Australia

A Bucket List Experience

Releasing those baby turtles was on my bucket list, and I couldn't have asked for a better way to do it. The guides were friendly, the beach was pristine, and watching the turtles head for the ocean was a moment I'll never forget.

Emily Lewis,

Toronto, Canada

Perfect for Families

We brought our kids on this tour, and it was a fantastic family experience. The guides were patient and informative, making it fun for the little ones while teaching them about marine conservation. We'll cherish the memories forever.

Lisa and Mark Thompson,

Austin - Texas

A Must-Do Activity in Puerto Escondido

If you're visiting Puerto Escondido, the Turtle Release Experience is an absolute must-do. It's not only an educational and heartwarming experience, but it also supports a great cause. The sunset on the secret beach was the cherry on top!

Carlos Rodriguez,

Mexico City - Mexico

Unforgettable and Meaningful Experience

Participating in the Turtle Release Experience was a truly magical and meaningful adventure. Being able to release baby turtles into the ocean was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that left me with a sense of wonder and joy. I can't thank the team enough for this incredible experience!

Sarah Johnson,

Los Angeles - California

What Kinds of Turtles Live in Puerto Escondido?

Puerto Escondido is home to several different types of turtles, but the main ones you’ll see here are the Olive Ridley Turtle, the Brown Turtle, the Hawksbill Sea Turtle, and the Leatherback Sea Turtle. 🐢


1. Olive Ridley Turtle (The Small Olive One)

The Olive Ridley Turtle, also known as the green turtle, is the littlest sea turtle and needs our help because it’s endangered. These guys can grow up to 70 centimeters long and weigh about 40 kilograms. They’re called “Olive Ridley” because they have an olive-colored shell.

What’s cool is that they lay their eggs in big groups, and thanks to some awesome people working hard to protect them, there are quite a few of them here in Puerto Escondido. 🥚


2. The Brown Turtle (The Algae Eater)

The Brown Turtle is also known as the “parlama turtle,” “torita turtle,” “sack turtle,” or simply the “black or brown turtle.” These turtles are a bit bigger than the Olive Ridley ones, weighing more than 120 kilograms and measuring about 1.2 meters long. They get their greenish color from munching on algae. 🌿

Just like all sea turtles, they play a big role in keeping our oceans healthy by taking care of reefs and other cool underwater homes. 🌊


3. The Hawksbill Sea Turtle (The Patterned Beauty)

The Hawksbill Sea Turtle is a pretty common sea turtle. They’re not too big, usually measuring between 60 and 90 centimeters, but they can get pretty heavy, over 120 kilograms. You can find them in tropical waters worldwide, including Puerto Escondido. 🏝️

These turtles get their name from their beaks, which kinda look like a hawk’s beak. People used to hunt them for their beautiful patterned shells, but now we have turtle camps to protect them. 🌟


4. The Leatherback Sea Turtle (The Giant Softie)

The Leatherback Sea Turtle is the biggest of them all, reaching over 2 meters in length and weighing more than 600 kilograms. They’re called “leatherbacks” because their shells are much softer than other sea turtles. 📏

These turtles are like super travelers. They can swim thousands of kilometers between their homes and where they find food, even in cold and rough seas. They have a super-efficient design! 🌍

baby turtle release Puerto Escondido

Is it Ethical to Release Sea Turtles?

Global Concerns for Sea Turtles

Let’s talk about releasing sea turtles – it’s quite a topic of discussion not only here in Puerto Escondido but all around the world. The sea turtles are facing some big challenges because of rising temperatures and poachers. Sadly, only a teeny-tiny percentage (just 1%) of baby turtles actually grow up to be big turtles.


A Glimpse into Conservation Efforts

The turtle release centers we work with gather turtle eggs at night, then put those eggs in special, shady places to keep them at just the right temperature. It’s like a cozy turtle nursery!


Supporting a Worthy Cause

Now, you might wonder where the money from those turtle release experiences goes. Well, it’s a good thing! Most of that money goes back to these groups to help them do their important work, which means more baby turtles get a better chance at growing up big and strong. So, when you join a turtle release adventure, you’re not just having fun, you’re helping these awesome organizations too! 🐢🌊

Join Us

Creating lifetime memories

Join us on an amazing journey to help preserve the precious turtles of Puerto Escondido. Our Turtle Release Experience is a fun and meaningful adventure that makes your vacation even better and helps protect these beautiful creatures. Book now and be part of something special! 🐢🌊


Have Questions?

If you have any questions or need more info about our Turtle Release Experience, feel free to contact us through WhatsApp. We’re here to help! 😊

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the Turtle Release Experience?

Our Turtle Release Experience is a special adventure in Puerto Escondido where you get to release baby turtles into their natural environment while enjoying a beautiful sunset on a secret beach. 🐢


Why is turtle release important?

Turtles come to Puerto Escondido to give birth, but many baby turtles need our help to survive. By joining the Turtle Release Experience, you help protect and preserve these endangered species. 🌊


Where do we meet for the tour?

We offer pick-up services from any location in Puerto Escondido. Just tell us where you are, and we’ll pick you up. 📍


How long is the Turtle Release Experience?

The tour lasts about 2 hours. You’ll learn about the turtles, release them, and enjoy a stunning sunset on the beach. 🌅


Can I hold and release more than one turtle?

Depending on availability, you might get the chance to hold and release one or even multiple baby turtles, making the experience even more exciting. ✨


Do I need any special equipment or clothing for the tour?

No special equipment or clothing is needed. We suggest wearing comfortable beach attire and sunscreen. Don’t forget your camera to capture these unforgettable moments! 📸


Are drinks and meals included in the tour price?

Drinks and meals are not included in the tour price. Feel free to bring your own refreshments or enjoy local food after the tour. 🍹


Is this tour suitable for children and families?

Yes, our Turtle Release Experience is perfect for children and families. It’s an educational and fun activity for everyone. 🐢


Can I book the tour in advance?

Yes, you can book the Turtle Release Experience in advance. We recommend booking ahead of time, especially during busy tourist seasons. 📅


How can I contact you for more information or to book the tour?

For any questions or to book the tour, contact us through WhatsApp. We’re here to help you and ensure you have an amazing time with us. 📲


Is there a minimum group size for the tour?

There is no minimum group size for our Turtle Release Experience. Whether you’re alone or with a group, we’ll make sure you have a fantastic time.


Are there any restrictions or rules to follow during the tour?

Yes, we have specific rules to keep the turtles and their environment safe. Our guides will give you all the information and guidelines before releasing the turtles. ⚠️

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any more questions or need further assistance. We look forward to welcoming you on our Turtle Release Experience in Puerto Escondido! 🌟

  • Departure
    Pick up at the location of your choice
  • Departure Time
  • Return Time
  • Included
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included
    GoPro Videos
    One funny gift
    Photo shooting
Pick up
We pick you up anywhere in Puerto Escondido. Count around 30 minutes to reach the beach where you'll release the turtles.
A bit of culture !
Get a quick explanation about the turtles of the oaxacan coast, their environment, and the rules to follow.
Releasing the turtles
We'll give you one or multiple turtles (depending on the availabilities for the day) in a recipient that you will deliver in front of the ocean ! Watch the babies run by instinct to the ocean ! Amazing photos guaranteed !
Getting back
It's time to get back ! We'll give you a ride back to the location of your choice in Puerto Escondido !


  • Jess

    May 5, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    Such a nice experience!! I would only try to inform a little bit more about the impacts of turtles so people can really appreciate all the work that is been done to protect them

  • Gloria

    August 1, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Super experience !! Pierre our french guide was super nice. He brought us to a beach with very few people. We had 2 turtles each and the sunset was incredible ! thanks Pedro !!!

  • Sergio

    August 1, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Loved it !! transport with A/C and good music ! The beach we went was amazing 😉

  • Lucy

    February 17, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    Everything was perfect!!! Totally in love with baby turtles 😍

  • Leslie Grey

    February 26, 2022 at 11:06 am

    So good to be part of such a magical moment of nature 🥰


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Checkout our Google Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

03:12 25 May 23
We did the horseback riding tour and were absolutely amazed. It was very well organized and Pierre was a great guide. The best part was the beach ride 😍
MJ SerratoMJ Serrato
20:52 12 May 23
I recently went on two tours with this tour agency in Puerto Escondido and had an amazing time! First, I went on a dolphin watching tour and saw so many playful dolphins swimming in the waves. It was an unforgettable experience and I felt so lucky to be able to witness these majestic creatures up close.Next, I went on a whale watching tour and was blown away by the size and beauty of the whales. We even got to see a mother and her calf swimming together! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of interesting information about the whales and their behavior.Overall, I highly recommend this tour agency for anyone visiting Puerto Escondido. The tours are well-organized and the guides are friendly and professional. Plus, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking! I can't wait to come back and take another tour with them.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars all the way!
Beth L.Beth L.
16:08 06 May 23
Amazing tour and guide to ensure everything goes smoothly! Plus he is multi lingual and speaks French, English and Spanish. Everything was great from pickup to drop off and the beautiful horse back riding experience on the beach. We were able to catch sunset and ride back in the twilight and under the stars. Don’t miss the opportunity! Thanks again for a wonderful experience!
Erica LeppErica Lepp
21:27 19 Mar 23
We were in such good luck! We had a tour agency not show up and we found this company last minute. Everything about the tour was perfect. We did the Horse back riding with Hot Spring. Arrived on time, cold water in car, friendly guide and a perfect riding time. This was a highlight of our trip and would not hesitate to recommend this tour company. Friendly and professional and you can see he had a great relationship with the locals who care for the horses.
daleen reynadaleen reyna
18:57 29 Jan 23
Pierre was AMAZING, kind and sincere. He was so welcoming and made my family and I all feel like long lost friends. The tour was definitely the best experience of my life. I've never seen so much beauty in one place. My parents are in their 50s and they absolutely loved it. The level of activity isn't super high, so it's suitable for older folks as well. I'd also like to mention Nacho, the owner of the horses, he was the sweetest and kindest soul, it was like talking to an uncle. He's very knowledgeable and his beautiful horses (Coral, Rebelde, Titanic and Canelo) are so well trained and calm, and they listen to his voice at his command. We never felt scared of them, and they're very used to people. I'm definitely telling all my friends to book a your with Pierre and Nacho. They definitely make an awesome team!
Coco UkingerCoco Ukinger
06:41 05 Jan 23
We had the tour on New Years Eve - and it was amazing. Only few people, everything well organized and a lot of fun. The horses are well educated and the nature including the beach and the lagoon overwhelming. It‘s worth every peso. Thanks to Pierre and Nico.
Meike ValkMeike Valk
07:07 16 Nov 22
The horseback riding tour was in one word amazing! The tour has different phases like crossing a river, running with the horses on the beach, stunning sunset views and finally seeing hundreds of fireflies on the way back. Pierre is a really friendly guide with a good sense of humor:) Worth your money I can say!
victor guyonvictor guyon
17:29 09 Aug 22
An once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thank you for your time, Pierre Nicolas and the Team, for our first holiday since the Covid outbreak! 🐬🐢🐎
17:05 09 Aug 22
We went on a horseback riding trip on the beach for sunset. It was fantastic. Thanks Pierre 😉
Guillaume MorgatGuillaume Morgat
16:51 09 Aug 22
Great tour and great guide! We had so much fun with Pierre 😎. I really recommend!
Adrien IcardiAdrien Icardi
15:32 09 Aug 22
Great experience in Puerto to see turtles, and discover puerto with style ! Horse riding is so fun ! Thanks for the ride
Ramiz IbrahimovicRamiz Ibrahimovic
03:18 31 Jul 22
Awesome guide, horses, experience and everything! Best one in Puerto Escondido
Josie DartJosie Dart
21:06 15 Jun 22
Most amazing experience from start to finish.Pedro & Nicolas we’re both so much fun & made us feel very safe.The horses were fantastic and scenery unbelievable. Couldn’t recommend this more, an unforgettable day in Puerto EscondidoThank you both!
Gregorio FGregorio F
23:36 13 Jun 22
Pier is a funny dude, the service is excellent and we even had beers while riding the horse!
Lucy WardLucy Ward
13:46 10 May 22
Had a great time on the tour, our guide was lovely, super friendly and helpful. The scenery was breathtaking. Would definitely recommend.
Daniela MarquezDaniela Marquez
19:33 08 May 22
Would 100% recommend and this tour. The horseback riding had amazing views, great recommendations and the timing was perfect. What makes special this tour is how personalized it is. Got lots of photos and even a video taken by the guide. He speaks English and we felt so safe the entire time.
merle bartholomevismerle bartholomevis
19:29 08 May 22
This was an unforgettable experience! 👌🏼We enjoyed every second of it: the horseback riding, crossing the river in a boat, chilling on the beach, eating a coconut and seeing the sunset.Great great thanks to Pierre who organized it very well.Must do when you're in PE.
Loïc StibLoïc Stib
17:34 23 Apr 22
I had a great time riding horse the tour is beautiful, I highly recommend Pierre as guide he showed us great time
Chris HodgeChris Hodge
18:05 10 Apr 22
Booking was easy and communication was excellent. We scheduled the turtles one day and then the bioluminece the for the second day. The shuttles were on time and the tours were great for our family. Highly recommend!
rosie southwellrosie southwell
20:47 18 Mar 22
Pierre was an amazing tour guide and we had a brilliant time on the horse ride
Sidsel RasmussenSidsel Rasmussen
14:50 20 Dec 21
The price itself was cheap for the experience of seeing countless baby turtels up close. And with the beautiful sunset in the background, it was the perfect evening. Our guides were amazing and it was releave to see how well protected the turtels and their area were.
Anouk RocourAnouk Rocour
14:07 22 Nov 21
So much fun! Beautiful sunset, sweet horses and fun guides!
Natalie StasiakNatalie Stasiak
19:38 02 Nov 21
We had great communication with Pierre from start to finish, he was responsive and professional! The horseback riding tour was incredible, him and Nicholas made it an experience of a lifetime. Thank you Pierre!
Luca MoscaLuca Mosca
23:57 22 Oct 21
We had a great experience with the bioluminescence tour - really an astonishing phenomenon. The pick up and drop off service was great and Pierre is an amazing guy who also gave us plenty of tips for PE and more in general for Central America! Highly recommended.
Juan Pedro LópezJuan Pedro López
16:25 22 Oct 21
We went to watch the turtles give birth in Playa Escobilla with Pierre and it was breathtaking !! So glad being able to watch this rare phenomenon ! After that we released baby turtles in front of the ocean. What an amazing experience 😍 Everything went super well ! The time / transport / explanations ... 100% recommend 👍👍
Jim BJim B
19:31 17 Jul 21
Simply the best in town!
Pierre MeynieuxPierre Meynieux
17:41 10 Jul 21
We opted for the baby turtle release experience, the transport was REALLY COOL and the guy very funny, the turtles were soooo tiny and so cute !!! Recommend 100%
Puerto Escondido mx handled everything perfectly !! Thanks guys !
19:39 29 Jun 21
The horseriding tour was just amazing!!! Everything went perfectly, Pier are funny and was well prepared for the tour.
Psaumes de David 150Psaumes de David 150
15:39 29 Jun 21
Wonderfull tour with extra food and drinks !!
Floriane BrdFloriane Brd
14:46 29 Jun 21
Very professional & friendly people! I had an amazing time. I recommend it ! :)

Our Cancelation Policy 👀

At Puerto Escondido Tours & Travel Agency, we totally get that sometimes plans need to change. That’s why you can cancel your booking up to 24 hours before your tour begins and get a full refund – no fuss, no stress! 🎉

We're proud to offer one of the friendliest cancellation policies out there because we care about your experience and your peace of mind. So, book your next journey with us and rest easy knowing you can change your plans if you need to. 🌟

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