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Pueblo Bonito Turtle Protection and Release Program
Pueblo Bonito Turtle Protection and Release Program: Join Us for the Turtle Release Season!
It's that time of year again-the turtles are on the move! As many of our Pueblo Bonito guests may know, the beaches of Cabo San Lucas are important nesting grounds for four endangered species of sea turtles: Loggerhead, Black, Leatherback and Olive Ridley. Year after year, these species of turtles return to Los Cabos in June and July to lay their eggs on the beaches along the Sea of Cortez. Unfortunately, the eggs and hatchlings are easy prey for natural predators and humans, and these gentle reptiles need all the assistance they can get to start on their journey to adulthood, or their numbers will continue to decrease. Pueblo Bonito Resorts has made it an important part of the company's mission to take part in ecological conservation efforts, and one of these efforts has turned into in our Turtle Protection and Release program. Every year, our team observes the adult female turtles as they arrive on the beaches of the Cabo nesting grounds. The locations of nests are recorded and then protected once the adult turtles return to sea. Fences and structures are erected to protect the nests from birds, animals and humans alike. The turtles usually hatch from late September through mid-December and once the eggs hatch, the members of the conservation team prepare for the turtle release. Pueblo Bonito believes in educating its guests and neighbors about the importance of conservation, and what better way to do that than to get our guests involved with the Turtle Release program? For guests visiting during the September-December season, Pueblo Bonito offers the opportunity to assist in the activities when the hatchlings are released to make their way to the sea. Guests enjoy hands-on participation and the satisfaction of aiding an endangered species, while creating wonderful memories and great photo ops too! If you will be visiting Cabo during this time and would like to participate, please check with the Concierge Desk or the Activities Desk at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa or Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa for details. Because there is no way to know exactly when the turtles will hatch there is no set schedule for the releases. When it is time for a release, the director of the ecological program notifies the resorts and the event is organized for the guests that will be participating. The turtles are then released on the beach on front of our Pacifica resort, a little before sunset that same day. Don't miss your chance to participate! Guests at any of our Cabo San Lucas resorts are welcome.