Sea turtles

Witness some of the oldest creatures in the world engage in an incredible ritual. Matapalo is nesting grounds sea turtles. Loggerhead turtles start nesting  in May and continue through November. After 5 weeks of incubation they will return to the sea. 

Matapalo has a turtle project and volunteer program. The program has a hatchery and collect eggs on the beach to incubate them in a safe environment. Natural and man made threats have devastated their populations. The project releases thousands of baby turtles each year. Turtles are released at dawn and dusk frequently during the nesting season.