Playa Las Tortugas Turtle Release


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We always plan one family vacation every year to relax and slow things down.  In January we went back to one of our favorite spots – Playa Las Tortugas.  We love going back here because you rent your own villa where a staff comes in to cook meals for you and you get to enjoy miles of beach away from the resorts and crowds of people.

This year we planned our trip around the turtle releases they offer.  At Playa Las Tortugas there is a turtle sanctuary that collects eggs when they are laid in the sand and protects them from animal and human predators.  Once they hatch they collect them in a cooler and allow the public to release them for a small fee – about $5 US/person.

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Playa Las Tortugas Turtle Release

June through August the beautiful Olive Ridley sea turtles return to the same beach they were born on to carry out their centuries-old ritual of laying their eggs.  These Momma turtles can weigh up to 100 pounds and span up to two feet in length.  In large self-made nests along the secluded shoreline, they lay up to 100 eggs, to be later harvested by volunteers and incubated until they hatch.


The baby turtles are then released into the water by volunteers or guests from November through February.  The times may change depending on the number of nests saved and incubation period.

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We participated in the turtle release three times on our visit and had the experience all to ourselves twice.  I took photos the first time because capturing that moment for the kids was important to me.  I was pleasantly surprised with how the photos turned out and ordered a few on canvas for us and as a gift.

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IMG 0171My favorite size – Premium 16”x20”

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  • Photo Blankets
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The canvases are lightweight and ready to hang when they arrive.  I’m always amazed at the detail of the photos printed on canvas and have ordered from Canvas On Demand a few times.  They offer great sales throughout the year like saving up to 90% off! Code: LBNWDKAFF

I love our canvas prints because they’re an easy way to display memories you can enjoy every day, they also make great gifts for Grandparents!


What photo will you get on Canvas first?


  1. The turtle release would be an amazing opportunity to experience, I will have to look into this a bit more.

  2. The turtle release would be a wonderful experience. It was so nice that you captured the moment and put your photo on canvas.

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