August 2010

Helping sea turtles

Four species of sea turtles nest on the secluded beaches of El Remanso. All of them are in danger of extinction. By visiting at the right time of year, you may be lucky enough to see the beautiful hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), the green turtle (Chelonia mydas), the olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) and maybe even the rarest of them all: the soft-shelled leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)!