Tortugatón, protecting sea turtles in Cancun

Tortugatón 2013

The miracle of the sea turtle

Did you know a sea turtle deposits 50 to 200 eggs? 20% of the eggs do not hatch. Only 50% survive the journey to the sea. Of these, only 50% survive and reach maturity.  Less than 10% of the 200 survive…  at least those were the figures before human intervention.

Today, the survival rate of sea turtles is 1%.

A turtle that survives is a long shot, the exception … a miracle.

Social Media Campaign

It’s Time to Help

Xel-Há Park has been committed to ensuring that the turtles that come to its beach are protected because of this commitment, in 1996, Xel-Há joined forces with the Sea Turtle Conservation Program organized by Flora, Fauna and Culture of Mexico, AC, the company’s social and environmental arm.

From 1996 to 2012, Xel-Há has protected:

6295 loggerhead and white turtle nests in just 16 years

532.116 tortoises have been liberated from both species


Let them go home!

This year, it’s your turn

The program is extending its efforts by reaching out to its social networks. The Tortugatón is a social media campaign to raise money for the conservation of the sea turtle.

Xel-Há will donate $1 peso MXN to sea turtle conservation.

Last year we reached $ 17.388 pesos.

This year’s goal is $ 50,000 pesos. As of October 3rd, we have received $49,324 pesos for sea turtle conservation.

We’re almost there!


How can you help?

Each Tweet with HT #Tortugaton

Each new “Fan” on Facebook

Each new follower on Instagram

Each Check-In on Foursquare


$1 peso for the conservation of the sea turtle

Each of your actions brings us closer to the goal



Mark the difference. Talk about the Tortugatón.