Every year sea turtles come to the beaches of Cancun and the Riviera Maya to carry out a beautiful process to conserve their species, spawning their eggs is the main idea of this natural process.
Six of the seven species of sea turtles in the world are in danger of extinctionor threats are found due to human carelessness. The Mexican Caribbean is one of the main places where the conservation of sea turtles is sought in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Support and protection is sought in all possible ways, since the turtles lay their eggs on the beach in large groups of groups. Concerned about the life of the sea turtles in Cancun, they cooperate so that the process comes to a happy end.
Sea turtles in Canún and Riviera Maya
Mexico is one of the preferred homes of the six species of sea turtles, it is a really important area for the habitability of sea turtles in Cancun, in the Riviera Maya and in Yucatan. All this thanks to the fact that its beaches offer safe nesting areas as well as nutritious food for the growth of small sea turtles. The most common species are green sea turtles and the famous loggerhead turtle and their nesting season runs from June to June. August, if you travel to the Caribbean Sea soon you may be lucky and see the sea turtles in Cancun or in the Riviera maya.
What about the turtles?
A sea turtle lays about 100 eggs, but only 1% actually make their way into the ocean and survive. In order to spawn the female turtle usually returns to the exact same location in which it was born, is it really amazing, don’t you think? This incredible species digs a hole in the sand until it can lay its eggs, covering the hole with sand and then retreating. confident that they will remain there for approximately 60 days. After 60 days the small sea turtles dig mainly at night to get out of the hole and walk into the ocean to start living.
We help take care of the turtles
If at any time you find yourself walking on the beach and see a sea turtle laying eggs, you can be a spectator in the distance, avoid interfering in the process. At no time do you intend to touch the sea turtle or take pictures, if this species feels released it will not finish its process, or if at any moment you see a small sea turtle trying to reach the ocean, let it continue its path without interrupting or touching them. . Appreciate this event of nature from afar. Let’s help the conservation of sea turtles!
If this species seems formidable to you, you can practice a little snorkeling with the turtles in Akumal, Aquaworld has this excellent Tour so that you know a little about them.