Mujeres has been home to the giant sea turtles, which lay their
eggs on its soft sand, from May to September. During many years,
sea turtles were killed for their meat, shell and eggs, but now
Mexican Federal Laws protect them. Eggs are deposited in protected
areas to keep them safe from predators. After they are born, the
turtles are transferred to ponds and then taken to the sea by
the local school children and tourists who help them return to
their natural habitat.
hundreds of sea turtles that survive thanks to the care and love
of the islanders is a unique experience and an example for the
rest of the world.
Mujeres´ turtle farm is located on the southern part of
the island, and supported by Mexican government and private funds.
It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Teléfono: 52 (998) 877 0595