The next stop in our exploration of Isla Mujeres was the tortugranja (turtle farm). There is a small entrance fee to support the work of the farm, which relies mostly from private donation fundings.
There is an indoor and outdoor pool area for turtles. Three kinds of turtles call Isla Mujeres home. Naturally I cannot remember what they are, even though I have jotted down the name somewhere, isn't that always the case when blogging about something that happened several months ago?
Inside there are two huge square pools in the middle of the room, both filled with baby turtles.
It's pretty tempting, but don't touch!
Aquariums line both side walls with pretty interesting creatures.
The indoor viewing area is quite small and it got crowded pretty quickly. Needing some fresh air, we went out back without knowing before hand that there were still turtles to be seen there.
Almost uninteresting sky, it was sunny, hot and humid.
Out back there are three vats, one for each type of turtle.
Here's one of the paddler in one of the vats.
Also out back is a fenced in area which looks like a cemetery for turtles.
As we went around the building we found a little pool out front with yet more baby turtles.
While we waited for the taxi driver to pick us up (this is a ways off the dock so you need to take a taxi), my husband treated to me to an ice cream cone.
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