Turtle Farm

The turtle farm can be found on Sac Bajo, the peninsula of the island.

Giant sea turtles that lay their eggs in the soft sand of the beaches of Isla Mujeres from May through September. The eggs are intentionally collected to keep them safe and placed in labeled pens at the Turtle Farm.

Depending on the time of year of your visit, you can see multitudes of baby turtles in the turtle farm aquarium tanks.

For years, from August to October they were released into the by the children of the island (as well as many tourists). The ones that are not released back in to the ocean are living their life at the Turtle Farm and have a rare disease that makes them albino and unable to withstand any time in the sun. Others are receiving care until they can go back to the sea. Signs in the turtle farm ask visitors not to touch the turtles, even though they will swim up to you as if they are greeting you to the island.

The small aquarium houses a variety of sea life. Tropical fish, sea horses, crabs, lobsters, and even a few baby manta rays. You may also want to visit the small shop that sells t-shirts, souvenirs, and snacks.

Every year, hundreds of sea turtles survive thanks to the care and love of the islanders. Your small admission fee helps support the Turtle Farm. Though small and somewhat quaint, it is worth a visit!

Located on Sac Bajo and open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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Lonely Planet

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