Turtle Friendly Hotel

Welcome Turtles!

From May to October, the sea turtles come onto our shores to lay their eggs. We are committed to the conservation of these nests and place signs and fences around them. We kindly ask you to respect this. Please do not disturb or destroy these nests, do not harass the turtles while on the beach or laying eggs. During hatching period, please do not direct any white light towards the baby turtles, otherwise they will get blind.

There are seven species of Sea Turtles in the world and all are at risk due to five major human-caused threats: 1) Fisheries Impacts; 2) Direct Take; 3) Coastal Development; 4) Pollution and Disease; and 5) Climate Change, according to the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group.  Many factors are contributing to a decline in the Sea Turtle population, including turtle hunting, collection of eggs for food and trade, illegal fishing, unsustainable fishing methods, civil conflict and weak law enforcement.

The Solution: Engaging Tourists & The Hospitality Sector As Partners In Conservation

The protection of turtles in Tulum National Park began in 1987 with the Quintana Roo Research Center (CIQROO). Currently carried out under the responsibility of the Flora Fauna and Culture of Mexico Civil Association, under the name of Tortuguero Tankah Camp. In coordination with them, the young people of the Mayan community of Tulum known as the Aak Community Group work.

On the beaches of the National Park three species of sea turtles lay their eggs: caguama (Caretta caretta), white (Chelonia mydas) and carey (Eretmochelys imbricata). This fact turns Tulum Beach into one of the four most important beaches in the state of Quintana Roo. From April to November of each year this stage of life of sea turtles is carried out.