AZULIK Tulum becomes a sea turtle sanctuary

In the coming weeks, we are expecting roughly 5 thousand more hatchlings.

By Alejandro Ruelas

Aug 12, 2019

The beach of AZULIK Tulum has been transformed into a sanctuary for wildlife. For the past few weeks, sea turtles have arrived in amazing numbers to lay their eggs, and our staff is working tirelessly around the clock to ensure they are protected.

So far this season -which began in May and will continue till the end of September-, 44 nests with around 110 eggs each have been found, classified and safeguarded along our coastline. And some of them are already hatching! Tens of newborn turtles have already left their nests, and in the coming weeks, we are expecting roughly 5 thousand more hatchlings.

Our whole beach operation has been adapted to make sure the nests are protected. Every night, sunbeds, tables, and other items are removed to clear the space for the arriving turtles. We have also got rid of all lighting that can potentially disorient them and we are constantly working to remove the excess sargassum to make their journey easier.

Sea turtles are some of the most amazing creatures of the Caribbean. Out of the seven known sea turtles species, four call this beautiful stretch of the Mexican coast their home. Each year, they travel back to the beaches where they were born to lay their own eggs. Once they hatch, their young will head back to sea and battle unbelievable odds to survive in the open ocean.

We are guests of an amazing ecosystem, privileged to be among such natural beauty. It is our responsibility to protect it, to transmit the importance of doing so to all visitors, and to play our role in the conservation of these animals.

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