Sea turtles have inhabited the land for more than 100 million years, in their long stay on the planet, they have managed to survive various climatic changes such as glaciations. Despite having overcome all these, today by actions caused by the same man, they are in danger of disappearing.
It is assumed that of every 1000 turtles that are born only one will reach a mature age, this process depending on the species can last between 10 and 15 years. The Green Turtle is found in all oceans. It plays an important ecological role in seagrass areas. It can weigh up to 230 kg.
The females loaded with eggs complete their journey and arrive at the beach at night, curiously 30 years later, when they reach their maturity stage, to the same beach where they were born, and this is precisely one of nature’s great mysteries. Males never return to the beach, but stay in the immediate vicinity of it. The females can return 3 to 6 times to the beach to spawn during the mating season, and each time they make a new nest in which they lay between 90 and 150 eggs.
We can help you organize a night walk while staying at one of the most beautiful lodges of the area with direct access to the beach. Green turtle season in Tortuguero: July to October approximately.