Baby Sea Turtle Release 

Enjoy the #1 baby sea turtle release tour in Puerto Escondido!


Daily: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

800 MXN/Person

Free transportation included as long as you are in Puerto Escondido

Group Size: Max 12 people

Includes: Local guide, Entrance fees, Hotel pick up, Water

Excludes: Guide gratuities

Please Note: This tour regularly sells out... We highly recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

“Don’t miss out on visiting the national sea turtle sanctuary in Mexico and taking part in the best sea turtle release experience.”

Baby Sea Turtle  Tour Overview

Dive into a heartwarming journey where the golden hues of the setting sun paint a mesmerizing canvas, perfect for releasing baby sea turtles into their first wave. Feel the soft sand embrace beneath your feet at the serene Sanctuary of Escobilla, while the salty breeze carries tales from our local guides about these tiny wonders and their incredible journey ahead. Taste the fresh, ocean-kissed air as you’re wrapped in awe, witnessing the magic of life beginning both in the nest and at sea. Let your heart swell with pride and joy as you become a tiny part of these turtles’ vast journey. With us, it’s not just a tour; it’s a collection of goosebump-giving moments you’ll hold close forever.


  • Heartwarming Adventure Awaits: “Ever dreamt of a hands-on experience with nature? Get ready to release a baby sea turtle into its first wave. Pure magic!
  • Untouched Beauty: “Step onto the sands of Sanctuary of Escobilla, a hidden gem in Oaxaca. Here, the world-renowned Olive Ridley sea turtles call home.
  • Learn from the Best: “Join our passionate local guides who are bursting with fascinating stories and fun turtle facts. You won’t find a better crew to explore with!
  • Nature’s Cinema: “Picture this: Tiny turtles hatching and making their debut journey into the vast ocean. It’s a front-row seat to one of nature’s most awe-inspiring shows.
What You Should Bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water shoes or sandals
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is transportation included with this tour? Yes, we pick you up from your place of stay free of charge if it is located within Puerto Escondido. We can provide transportation for outside city limits for additional charge. 
  • When will I get picked-up for my tour? Pick-up times for this tour start at about 5:00 pm with the last pick-up at about 5:30 pm.
  • Are all fees covered with the cost of the tour? Yes, there are no additional costs for this tour.
  • What safety measured should I know about before starting the tour? The baby sea turtles cannot be held in your hands for both your wellbeing and the wellbeing of the sea turtle.
Cancellation Policy
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will be considered on an individual basis, depending on the circumstances.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

About The Sanctuary 

The Sanctuary of Escobilla is a protected area located on the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is one of the largest nesting sites for the Olive Ridley sea turtle in the world. Every year, hundreds of thousands of sea turtles come to the beaches of Escobilla to lay their eggs.

The sanctuary is managed by the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) and is dedicated to the conservation of the sea turtles and their habitat. Visitors to the sanctuary can observe the turtles nesting and hatching, and learn about the conservation efforts to protect these endangered animals.

What is the baby sea turtle release about?

Seven of the eight species of sea turtles that exist in the world reach Mexican coasts to lay their eggs. This phenomenon occurs both in the Pacific and in certain parts of the Gulf and the Caribbean. The female turtles look for a good place to make a nest, which they create by digging a hole about 40 to 50 centimeters deep. Once the nest is made, they deposit their fertilized eggs in it and cover them with sand. About two months later, the baby turtles hatch and begin pushing sand to the surface.

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