Turtle Release

From May to September of every year, thousands of sea turtles come to lay their eggs on the beaches of Bahia de Banderas. As part of Puerto Vallarta’s Sea Turtle Release Program, every night throughout turtle season, staff members from various hotels located along the beach gather the turtle eggs from the shore and take them for incubation still in their nests to best preserve natural conditions. Once the hatchlings are born and are ready to be released into their natural habitat, the various hotels invite their guests to aid in the release of the newborn hatchlings on the beaches so they find their way into the water.

Sea Turtles and baby sea turtle releases are a major attraction to visitors in Riviera Nayarit as thousands of Olive Ridley Turtles who were born on the region’s beaches return every year to build nests and lay their eggs to perpetuate their cycle of life.