Casa Dorada Celebrates 5 Years 0f Successful Sea Turtle Conservation Efforts
This week we are celebrating a milestone in Casa Dorada’s sea turtle conservation efforts. On August 26th, 2008 we received and successfully safeguarded our first sea turtle nest. Now, five years later, the Casa Dorada Sanctuary Project is stronger than ever, playing an active role in helping to protect turtles coming to nest on Los Cabos beaches.
Every year, during summer and early fall, our guests are among the lucky ones to witness one of nature’s greatest spectacles, sea turtles laying their eggs on the beach at night and weeks later the baby turtles emerging from the nests to scuttle down the beach towards the sea. It’s such an exciting time! If you’re planning your summer vacation in Cabo, you can’t miss it!
To date, the Casa Dorada Sanctuary Project has protected more than 100,000 turtle eggs and released more than 90,000 offspring into the sea. These efforts have made the Cabo San Lucas Bay and Los Cabos a safe and vitally important nesting area for the olive ridley sea turtle. In 2009 Casa Dorada safeguarded the first leatherback turtle egg ever in the history of the Bay! So far, 390 leatherback eggs have been protected joining the global effort to help this world’s largest living sea turtle.
Even though the olive ridley will nest sporadically throughout the year, for those looking to observe this majestic creature, its regular nesting period is from July to October with the release of baby turtles usually taking place in September and October, following a 60-day incubation period.
Join us for this spectacular experience starting early next month!