Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

Oaxaca Sights

Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga

Fodor's Review

The Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga is at Playa Mazunte. The local economy was based on catching the golfina (olive ridley) turtle until the government put a ban on turtle hunting in 1990. Poachers aside, Mazunte is now devoted to protecting the species. Four of the world's eight species of marine turtles come to lay their eggs on Oaxaca's shores. July through September is peak nesting season. A dozen aquariums are filled with the turtles that flourish here: green

turtles, hawksbills, leatherbacks, and olive ridleys. Tour guides give explanations in English and other languages.

Read More

Sight Information


Carretera Puerto Ángel–San Antonio Mazunte, Km 10, Zipolite, Oaxaca, 70902, Mexico



Sight Details:

  • $2
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–4:30, Sun. 10–2:30


What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss