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Local North Akumal Gals Make Steps to Protect the Turtles


May through October is sea turtle nesting season along much of the Riviera Maya coastline.

By late summer it is no surprise to see hatchings making their way out to sea, while the last of the female turtles come into nest on our shores.   Akumal, known as the place of Turtles is always one of the prime spots locals and tourists alike come to see turtles.   Two women in North Akumal Rocio Cue and Marti Johnson have started a grass roots project in North Akumal to protect the turtles.  With the help of Mexico Conservacion and Loco Gringo, Marti and Rocio created refrigerator magnets with turtle tips for visitors to reference in regards to sea turtle nesting.

These caring women will hand out magnets to be put in the condominiums and vacation rentals on Half Moon Bay in North Akumal.  As the success of this project grows the women have plans to expand the distribution of their magnets throughout the community of Akumal.


Congratulations to Rocio and Marti for their efforts!


Paulina is a crazy animal lover who has been living in the Riviera Maya for over 9 years. Her expertise is designing unique vacations for travelers and visitors. This comes from her desire to share her area knowledge, local restaurant secrets, and cool cultural experiences that have been a large part of her life on the coast. Paulina never sits still on her day off as she feels there is always something to see, a new beach to check out or a new restaurant to try. She loves answering questions and helping you plan your next vacation. [email protected]

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