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. The Turtles for many years have come to the soft sand of the island to lay their eggs and because they are clumsy in their walking on the sand, they were easy victims for hunters who captured them to obtain their meat, shell and eggs.
In the Turtle Farm 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 Loggerhead turtle. Thanks to this program, it has been possible to ensure the existence of these species, preserving future generations.
During your visit you will be able to feed the small species that are found in batteries 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, sea urchins, among others. p>
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 found waiting for its hatching.
When you leave, you will also notice that there is a pier that is closed on the right side, this is because they keep 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 so during the following hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., the entrance fee is $30 pesos.