Information About the Sea Turtle Tour in Isla Mujeres

A science site on Isla Mujeres, managed by the Mexican government with private funding, works to conserve the endangered sea turtles. You can see hatchlings in three large pools or watch more giant turtles in the sea pens. There is also a tiny enclosure with seahorses, crabs, and other marine life.

At Tortugranja, as the turtle farm is called in Spanish, visitors pass through the indoor and outdoor turtle pool areas, where green, white, and tree turtles paddle around them.

The turtles are separated by age, from hatching to one year old. Baby turtles are released into the sea in August and September, and visitors are invited to participate in the event.