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Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

#15 of 114 things to do in Paphos Features Animals
Akamas, Paphos, Cyprus
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Akamas, Paphos, Cyprus
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What you see here will depend on the time of year - turtle nesting happens between June and August, but the females lay at night and the babies don't hatch until later in the season. So you may well only see the basket like structures...More

Thank FearfulFlyer2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are coming here to see turtles you may be disappointed as it's a natural beach so they aren't available on command. There are information huts which are interesting and sometimes have tanks with any turtles in them (only the ones that need to...More

Thank antelopeBucks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic views and what a great job they do to save the turtles definitely well worth a visit see we're they nest and how they protect the nests also if you go at the correct time you can see the baby turtles coming from the...More

Thank oaklodgefarm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steep steps down to beach,information about the project at the bottom.Best for turtle sightings later in the year.

Thank Rates13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, not turtles seen but nesting sites were there but protected. Some naked sunbathers.

Thank Traaaacy
Reviewed 23 May 2017

As part of our tour of the Acamas Peninsular we visited the turtle Conservation Station. It was incredibly interesting and my only wish is that the Cypriot Government would take proactive action to ensure that this beautiful area is protected long term.

1  Thank Jugs56
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The beach was not so nice. Sand was not so white and most disappointing is there were no turtles to be found!?!

Thank Amandynese
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We visited the station which is on the turtle beach, north side of the Lara peninsular more by accident than design. The information and photos were interesting but the building had clearly been battered by the weather and the timbers had been damaged and were...More

Thank KANDDEngland
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

The road was rocky and bumpy, but we managed to get there slowly but surely. We visited in April and didn't get to see any turtles, but it was quite a nice beach and we took a swim and sunbathed. Probably you should lookup if...More

Thank Emzan88
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We went as part of a b oat trip on a dull day. The beach is rather shingly and grey but would be better in the sun I'm sure.

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Hi, I'm coming to paphos in august. what is the best time to see baby turtles :) thank you
12 December 2016|
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Response from Stephen H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The title season is June to mid September and you will be able to see them at the turtle bay conservation centre. The. Each will have all the nests marked out Best regards Steve
Tammy E
are we likely to see the turtles in February?
4 December 2016|
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Response from Graham R | Reviewed this property |
No sorry, hatching in August and September. Laying eggs on beaches in June/July .
Smadar I
Hi, Is it possible to see turtles at the end of October? Thanks.
14 October 2016|
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Response from Graham R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not likely, but you might be lucky. The dates are usually on the cages over the nest showing when hatching is expected, if you contact the turtle project they may be able to help. No one is allowed on these beaches at... More