Trip Start Aug 03, 2010
152Trip End Feb 01, 2012
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We chose Cuyutlan because they have a turtle sanctuary (el tortugario). They collect sea turtle eggs from the beaches, keep them in a safe place until they hatch, then release the little turtles, about the size of my palm into the ocean. There are 3 species of sea turtles that nest on the beaches here.
We saw some large turtles in pools, recovering from injuries and were lucky to be there when a group of kids had the privilege of releasing about a hundred little hatchlings. They sprinted for a while, then rested, usually going straight for the water, good instincts. Sometimes a wave would wash them back up the beach and they’d have to try again from where they started, it took about 45 minutes for them all to find the water.
We took a walk on the boardwalk in town, there were dozens of restaurants and hotels readying for their peak tourist season (the month of December), but they were all empty on the Thursday afternoon we were there, I hope business picked up for them.
We sat on the beach and watched the fish jump until the sun set.