Turtle season in Riviera Nayarit
by Manuel Calderón de la Barca
At Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, as part of the activities destined to care for the environment at the Kids Club, the little ones get to name their turtle and release them, setting them off towards the great Pacific Ocean.
From July until November, when the olive ridley sea turtle, also known as the Pacific ridley, has their nesting period, the Activities staff at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit organizes a beautiful ceremony for the liberation of baby turtles, for thechildren that stay at the Kids Club.
The Pacific ridley visits the beaches of the Nayarit coastline, amongst them, Grand Velas´ beach, certified as a Clean Beach by Semarnat, in order to lay their eggs.
Thechildren, formed up making a line, get to name their little turtle, and one by one, release them, setting them off to the great Pacific Ocean, thus, helping preserve the life of one of the most emblematic species of this destination, known as the Treasure of the Mexican Pacific.