Turtle Farm in Isla mujeres

Turtle Farm in Isla mujeres

The turtle farm is one of Isla Mujeres´ main attractions, and the island has been a nesting ground for enormous sea turtles for a very long time. Every year, from May to September, turtles hide their eggs in the soft sand until they hatch. The federal government now protects these beautiful animals, for they used to be slaughtered, eaten and their shells sold as souvenirs to tourists. At the Turtle Farm (or Tortugranja, as locals call it) their eggs are kept away from natural predators and hunters, and little turtles are set free only when they´re strong enough to survive in the wild.