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In September 1991, in response to the dwindling numbers and near extinction of many turtle species, the Mexican government banned the trade of sea turtles and created the Mexican Turtle Center, or Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga.

The 10-acre center, located in the town of Mazunte near Zipolite, is home to various varieties of sea turtles, fresh water turtles and even some land turtles. Some of the species of sea turtle you can find at the center include green turtles, hawksbill, leatherbacks and olive ridley turtles.

The center is located nearby to what used to be the Mazunte region’s turtle slaughterhouse, making reuse of the area in a constructive manner. The main exhibition contains 13 aquariums showcasing sea turtles through various stages of their development, and other aquariums feature the six freshwater species and two land-based species.

There is also a botanical garden on site featuring local cacti. The garden is dedicated to Dra. Helia Bravo Hollis, in honor of her 62 years of researching the cacti. The center also has a multi-purpose room and a cafeteria and gift shop.

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Tues-Sat 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Carretera Puerto Angel- San Antonio Kilometro 10, Col. Sta. Maria Tonameca, Oaxaca, Mexico
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What are Mexican Turtle Center (Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga) hours of operation?
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Mexican Turtle Center (Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga) hours of operation: Tues-Sat 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Mexican Turtle Center (Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Mexican Turtle Center (Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Mexican Turtle Center (Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga) costs USD 32.00. Guided Mexican Turtle Center (Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga) tours start around USD 32.00 per person. See all 3 Mexican Turtle Center (Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga) tickets and tours on Viator.
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