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Mother Nature’s call is always punctual, leaving all those who are witness under the moonligh stunned; As the turtles emerge from the sea and the courageous mom turtles year after year come to the beaches of Cancun and the Riviera Maya to lay their eggs.

The season

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Photo: glamzocalo.com

The approximate season is from May 1 to October 30, covering the period of arrival, nesting, and hatching. If you are on vacation during this time and staying at the Sunset Royal Beach Resort you can run with the other lucky people to admire this spectacle of nature. Imagine the 7 species of turtles that arrive in the world, 4 reach the coast of Cancun and the Riviera Maya: the white turtle, leatherback, hawksbill and loggerhead.

 

The Turtle Farm at Sunset Royal Beach Resort

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Photo: imagenpoblana.com

At the Sunset Royal Beach Resort we have received training from the Department of Municipal Ecology on how to properly run our turtle farm, a place where we help collect eggs, and protect them. When these cute baby turtles break through the shell and it’s time to go home, we invite our guests, family, and friends to help us to release them into the sea.

How to behave during spawning?

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Photo: mexiconewsnetwork.com

Usually, sea turtles arrive calmly at night on the beach to avoid be hunted during the daylight by predators. We ask that you please respect this natural process and remain silent and refrain from taking pictures with flash or emit artificial light. If any of the hotel staff require assistance, they will let you know, otherwise just enjoy, marvel, and bare to witness to this new life that just needs time to mature and eventually hatch.

Adopt a Turtle

Photo: scoopnest.com

Photo: scoopnest.com

There is not a more moving experience than having held, even for a brief moment,  a small and restless sea turtle that heeds the call of the sea. Before releasing, think of a name and burn it in your mind so that in the future you never want to harm, directly or indirectly, these endangered turtles. Hopefully this experience in Cancun filled your heart with joy and delight.