Came here twice. First time adopted a turtle for my niece. The second time we came, they had so many hatchlings they decided to do a night time tour releasing turtle's on the beach..
This was amazing, there were over 120 baby turtles and around 10 of us signed up to do the release.. I absolutely loved it, best experience EVER!! I carried a bucket of baby turtles, which by the way are so bloody adorable!, to the quieter part of the beach after sunset. We released the little babies onto the shoreline my partners second Turtle was stolen by a ghost crab, but don't worry Neal soon rescued the little one. And was safely swimming out to sea.
This group of lucky people get to do this as a job every day. am a bit jealous.
As the hotels around the beach have built up, this causes the babies to follow the hotel lights rather than the light of the sun/moon to take them to sea.. Turtle SOS group rescue nests which are endangered, and keep them in the hatchery close to the riu hotels, and when they hatch, take them to the shoreline to ensure the development on sal doesn't distract the turtles from their path to the sea.
Absolutely amazing experience.. Loved it. Best time to go is October.
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