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Where and what months is it good to see them laying their eggs? Thanks

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Someone was advertising for a soon-to-be-had trip to south of Manzanillo to the turtle refuge.  Try the travelagency in Montaña center.  So it must be soon.

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Unless those tours do after midnight tours of the beach, you're never going to see turtles laying eggs because that's when it usually happens.

Nobody does "turtles" better than Turtle Frank in San Pancho. He and his volunteers have released 1,000's of baby turtles on the beach at sunset for over 20 years now. I still get their newsletter and both my granddaughters have been given the tour of the "nursery". Been to many "releases" and even have a photo of the day a HUGE Leatherback came ashore. It was hoped that her eggs would be viable but, given her estimated age at 80, no one was surprised that they weren't fertile.

In San Pancho, the whole turtle project is an ongoing adventure of love. Last link is the "official one".

http://www.juanluisphotography.com/turtle-release-san-pancho-nayarit/

http://www.rivieranayaritfun.com/san-pancho-mexico-turtle-project

http://casamelissa.com/turtle-rescue-and-nursery-in-san-pancho/

http://www.project-tortuga.org/

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On 10/8/2017 at 5:59 PM, hensley said:

Where and what months is it good to see them laying their eggs? Thanks

While the lay eggs most frequently now through October the Cuyutlan Turtle Sanctuary, el tortugario, is were they can bee seen and you can assist with releasing the little ones into the sea.    The tortugario staff can be found patrolling the beaches at nite, the time the turtles come onto the beach to lay eggs, collecting the eggs to prevent poachers.  They bring them back to the facility, which you can visit, and hatch them out.   You can also hire a boat at the Tortugario to take you onto the lagoon and through the mangrove swamp.   Enjoy a sunset at one of the many beach restaurants.   Hotels in Cuyutlan, are not meant for the gringo palette but for a nite should be fine.  At most a 3 hour drive from Ajijic.

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I have been on the Lydias Tours trip for the last two years to see the turtles in Michoacán at Ixtapilla beach. It's an amazing sight. Hundreds of turtles on the beach laying eggs and hundreds coming into the beach.  And no, this was not at midnight, it was around 3 in the afternoon.  Of course this is nature and you can only try your best when planning the timing.

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