Located south of Isla Mujeres we will find the Turtle Farm better known as "Tortugranja" which is a project funded by the government and donors, with the aim of protecting giant sea turtles. Turtles for many years have come to the soft sand of the island to lay their eggs and because they are clumsy in their walk on the sand, they were easy victims for hunters who captured them for their meat, shells and eggs.
In the Tortugranja there are hundreds of sea turtles that have survived thanks to the love and commitment of the people involved in this project and the inhabitants of Isla Mujeres, such as the Hawksbill Turtle, the Green Turtle and the Cahuama Turtle. Thanks to this program, the existence of these species has been ensured, preserving future generations.
During your visit you will be able to feed the small species that are in piles placed in the central part of the aquarium, in addition to the fact that around you you will be able to admire other species such as: fish, seahorses, snails, urchins, among others.
On the outside there is an area where there are other slightly larger piles where you will see larger turtles, and in the back you will discover that there is an area where they keep the rescued eggs and that they are waiting. of its hatching.
When you leave you will also notice that there is a dock that is closed on its right side, this is because they maintain some adult species that due to some circumstances cannot be released, but they are not alone there are a couple of cat sharks and a manta ray. If you want to visit the Tortugranja and observe the turtles you can do it at the following hours from 9:00 to 5:00, the entrance has a cost of $ 30 pesos.