The remote village of Playa Ventanilla, set 45 minutes from the resort area of Huatulco, receives thousands of sea turtles that come each year to lay their eggs. Hosting both the turtles and the turtle release events that follow gives this village the opportunity to help sea turtles and the ecosystem while providing an incredible experience for those who participate.
Amstar Huatulco, together with certified guide Alberto España, operates an exclusive tour called Turtle Release. Part of the income from this tour is goes toward protecting the ecosystem and the projects that the town of Ventanilla has in conjunction with a turtle protection program in the area.
This memorable excursion is operated only when there are baby turtles to be released into the ocean. It provides an awesome chance to release a baby sea turtle into the open Pacific Ocean while helping preserve its future home. It will be an experience you will never forget!
After the turtle release program, you will even have a chance to take a canoe ride through the lagoon channels in Ventanilla, where you will discover hundreds of species of tropical birds and wild crocs swimming around leisurely.
If you want to know if this tour will be available at the time of your visit, contact us! The more, the merrier!
Fifteen years ago, Playa Ventanilla was nothing more than a coconut plantation with three families living there. After Hurricane Pauline in 1997, more families moved into the area to build a small, close-knit community. In December 1999, the town finally got electricity. This peaceful village is as close to paradise as one can get, especially for travelers seeking a tranquil getaway and getting in touch with nature.
Featured photo by USFWS-Southeast.