Tortugranja (Turtle Farm), Isla Mujeres

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#1 of 52 in Zoos & Aquariums in Mexico
Meet young turtles preparing to embark on their oceanic journey at Tortugranja (Turtle Farm). The center dedicates itself to providing a protective environment for the majestic creatures, who will eventually mature and be released safely into the sea. Learn about the life cycle of these fascinating creatures on a short guided tour of the centre, and observe them at close quarters in pools. You’ll see various species, at various stages in their life, and you'll also have the opportunity to buy food to feed them by hand, an experience children will love. Plan your Tortugranja (Turtle Farm) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Isla Mujeres using our Isla Mujeres itinerary builder.
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  • August 16, 2017
    This was our second visit and this time they had babies. We also witnessed the medics working with a rescued dolphin. Fun feeding the turtles  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The turtle farm was a great way to spend about an hour or so while on the island. It was only 30 pesos (about $2 at the time) for the admission,and the same for a small bag of turtle food, so it was d...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Great place to visit in Isla. Cheap as chips 30 peso. Loads of turtle either getting ready for release or being cared for. Must visit.  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    I really enjoyed this place. I have never been so close to sea turtles. I took some great photos.
  • May 16, 2017
    We visited in April 2017. They charge $50 pesos to enter or $3usd. It's not a very large area, includes small indoor aquarium with a couple fish and some younger turtles in small pools. Outside they have larger pools with some bigger turtles and then an enclosed beach section with a few large turtles. I recommend NOT buying any food for the turtles, it's an additional cost and turtles didn't even like it, probably because tons of people feed them throughout the day. We ended up only spending about 30 min here and wasn't the best experience.
  • May 27, 2017
    These turtles are not injured, they are not being rehabilitated, they are simply trapped. The dolphin they have has a scarred nose from trying to get out. No one is watching the tourists and keeping them from picking up the turtles, which happened several times while i was there. It was very sad to watch, there are no educated people spreading awareness or conservation efforts. This is a tourist trap at the expense of the animals.
  • June 14, 2017
    Great turtle farm to explore! 3$ to get in and self exploration, Beautiful scenery and supporting the release of turtles!
  • February 7, 2017
    The attendants were very nice, and although it was great to see the turtles and see some albino tortoises it needed bigger tanks for the turtles to swim. This is a rehabilitation place for the turtles from what I understood but still could use a larger tank. I did enjoy seeing them up close though because I do not snorkel.

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