El Tortugario Ecological Center

What started as an initiative to protect the region’s sea turtles has expanded to include the management of other species, including crocodiles, iguanas and even the estuary and mangroves they all call home. Since the center’s founding in 1992, its staff and volunteering visitors have helped more than 2 million baby turtles make their journey from land to water. Learn more about their work and the creatures they protect during a visit to the center.

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