Seeing Sea Turtles – Akumal Bay, Mexico

In summer, visitors to Akumal, Mexico have the opportunity to observe the complete life cycle of sea turtles from hatching to nesting. During a recent trip, we stayed one night (August 1, 2014) at a beachfront hotel in Akumal’s south bay. We were reminded at check in that it was peak nesting season and that more than 1400 nests had been constructed already this summer. Both green and loggerhead sea turtles nest in the area. Overnight, six green sea turtles built nests close to our hotel. We weren’t lucky enough to see the process this trip, but we’ll certainly be back.

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Nesting locations being monitored by eco-bahia.
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Eco-bahia marks nests to minimize impact of beach visitors.
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Sea turtle tracks – Akumal, Mexico.
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