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Releasing Sea Turtles in Puerto Vallarta

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The mystery of witnessing an adult sea turtle can be a life changing experience, and during the summers in Puerto Vallarta, you can watch 6 out of the 8 sea turtles in the world.

Summer in PVR is a very special time of the year. Besides being the perfect season for vacations, it is possible to witness an amazing natural event: the spawning of 6 of the 8 species of sea turtles in the world.

The cycle begins when females retrun to the beach to spawn near 100 eggs in approximately 3 hours. After 45 days approximately the eggs hatch, and the offspring heads to the sea. Someday, as an adult, these same females will return to the exact same beach where they were born to begin a new cycle.

PVR has several programs created to sustain the sea turtle's environment and ecology. They highlight the importance of preserving these species besides inviting locals and tourists to witness their path to the sea. The experience of observing how the offspring has its first contact with the ocean is the most magical, moving and unmissable spectacle.

Read more about Puerto Vallarta's Sea Turtle Protection.

Source: Visit Puerto Vallarta