In Los Cabos, Mexico, the Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort and the Westin Resort & Spa are currently participating in Los Cabos’ sea turtle conservation program. Guests are offered a rare opportunity to interact with the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles, which are named for their olive-green color and heart-shaped shell.
“By teaching as many of our guests as possible about the turtles, we hope that they will participate in our conservation efforts so that Olive Ridleys continue to return to lay their eggs here in the future,” said Renato Mendonca, general manager of the Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort.
Through the program, eggs are collected and transferred to a nursery where they are held for the 45-day incubation period. Visitors to the two Los Cabos resorts can observe the hatchlings when they are released and return to their nesting area. This year’s hatchlings started arriving last month and will continue to hatch through November.
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