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Sea Turtle Hatchery

#3 of 9 things to do in Cayo Largo Features Animals
Villas Iguana, Cayo Largo 27900, Cuba
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Magical experience!!

Fulfilled a dream to release baby turtles. Guide from the turtle hatchery let us help collect the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth T
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Worth shelling out for

Don't worry, the hatchery is better than my puns! We visited out of hatching season, so there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Villas Iguana, Cayo Largo 27900, Cuba
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fulfilled a dream to release baby turtles. Guide from the turtle hatchery let us help collect the eggs for incubation. These guys are doing an amazing job trying to protect and save turtles. The hotels need to do more - e.g. keep tourists off the...More

1  Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't worry, the hatchery is better than my puns! We visited out of hatching season, so there wasn't a great deal going on but whenever you visit it is still worth a couple of CUCs for the visit. There are a number of tanks with...More

1  Thank robbiefaulds
Reviewed 10 July 2017

With the turtles and Gonzalo who is SO generous of his time and informative. Participated in the Turtle Release that night too. A must!

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Fun and interesting, but quite small. We've got to visit and see a few species of turtle and the hatchery. A small backstory is provided by the caregiver. This attraction is mostly only in spanish.

1  Thank Jérémie R
Reviewed 27 June 2017

The Sea Turtle Sanctuary is right next to the dive shop. For 2 cucs, you can see the work that two government employees are doing to help save turtles. I have seen turtle sanctuaries in other places, and this one, by far, is the best...More

4  Thank Farley1942
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I loved the hatchery! Seeing he sea turtles through the stages and getting to get up close to them was super cool! The gentleman (sorry in my excitement I forgot to remember his name) that was working there was very helpful, he answered all of...More

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 30 April 2017

A pleasant experience for our 11 hyear old daughter. It was very kind of the young man who took us on a tour before the regular lad came back

Thank Crista B
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Go here, you must! Best experience of my life. Thanks to Leonardo and the other gentleman who's name I can't remember. Such a beautiful thing they do, and being able to see and touch the sea turtles was beyond any experience I've ever had. It...More

2  Thank Cubanito79
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Stop and see these beautiful sea creatures and the people that are taking the time to try to increase the turtle population. Take some turtle food that can be purchased in Canada, the operators will appreciate it because it is not available there and it...More

2  Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I came here on a tour to Cayo Largo with 2 friends. I was a little reluctant to pick up the turtles at first especially the big ones but at the end I wanted to touch them. Even though I didn't understand the man talking...More

1  Thank Melissa H
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Amelie C
19 July 2017|
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Response from Gus T | Reviewed this property |
we were there in Feb. & it was only 2 or 3 cucs to go in but I'm not sure how far it is from your hotel, it's near the marina!
23 April 2017|
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Response from Andrew F | Reviewed this property |
Cayo Largo is on the Caribbean Sea !! It is on the south coast of Cuba. It is an Island separate from the Cuban Mainland. Cayo Santa Maria is on the north coast of the Cuban mainland and faces the Atlantic. Its less than an... More
2 September 2016|
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Response from Marc J | Reviewed this property |
It s a 45min flight with Cubanair value at 199$ cu. pesos Good fligh & lunch transport to hatchery &return flight Good excursions enjoy your vacation marc