Whilst tootling around the west side of Isla Mujeres on our hired golf cart, we noticed some signposts bearing illustrations of turtles, leading to a small island-size sea life centre tucked away from the main drag. A cheap 30 pesos (£1.50) allowed us to feed the turtles, learn the names of different varieties, and hold a range of sea creatures in the indoor aquarium section.
Although there was limited information about the work they do here, with further research we found that the eggs are collected and turtles raised in the farm until they are bigger, then release them into the ocean to give them a better chance at survival.
We got very up close and personal with the turtles and crabs (perhaps a little too close!), going from tank to tank to view the sea horses, fish and urchins!
Charlotte & Sarah x
Turtles are cool creatures. I like ’em. It was always very difficult when I was living in China, and they would plonk a turtle on my plate, cooked and whole, to eat.
By the way, taking inspiration from you two girls, I decided to add a street food category on my travel blog!
Oh no, we could never imagine having to eat one of these cuties! That’s really great to hear, so glad you’ve seen a feature on a blog that has inspired yours! Can’t wait to see the pictures – we love food! Thanks, C&S x
Love it! I would love to visit this place. Great blog!
Thank you! The turtles are SO incredibly cute. One of the many animals we have fallen in love with on this trip! C&S x