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Mexico vacation, sea turtles, and you

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By Whit Honea

The Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa has something more to offer than what you’ll find on the typical sun-filled, beach-bumming, margarita-sipping Mexico vacation. Visit the CasaMagna from June through early December and you’ll get a chance to participate in the unforgettable “Secretos del Mar” Sea Turtle Rescue Program.

Baby sea turtle on its way to the sea. Credit: Franco Pecchio.

Baby sea turtle on its way to the sea. Credit: Franco Pecchio.

Overseen by the National Institute of Fisheries and the Fishing and Marine Biology Station of the University of Guadalajara, the Sea Turtle Rescue Program offers guests a unique opportunity to participate in the entire process of hatching and releasing baby sea turtles. Guests can help comb the beach to provide a groomed surface where the turtles can lay their eggs (enjoy this with a margarita in hand). When the sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs and let nature take its course, they face a tiny obstacle: nature has a big resort sitting on it. Problem solved when the resort staff transports the eggs to a nursery for incubation. Once the eggs hatch  — after about 45 days — the baby sea turtles are ready to enter the wild. And every evening on the Marriot CasaMagna beach, guests can help release these baby sea turtles to the sea.

Marriot CasaMagna Puerta Vallarta Resort & Spa

Marriot CasaMagna Puerta Vallarta Resort & Spa

It’s a fun tradition — children name their baby sea turtles and wish them luck before sending them on their way into the dark, waiting water. That sounds like a vacation moment they’ll never forget, but let’s not forgot all the delights of a Mexico vacation that come with staying at 4-star resort like the Marriott CasaMagna.

Situated on a private beach, the CasaMagna is just two miles from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport and a ten-minute trip from a thriving downtown scene. From beach snorkeling and pool swim-up bars to four world-class restaurants and the Ohtli Spa — the largest full-service spa in Puerto Vallarta –guest at the CasaMagna will enjoy the best of Mexico vacations, and then some.

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Whit Honea is a travel writer living in Seattle with his wife and two children. He packs light and travels often to far-away places, exotic lands and more than a few theme parks.

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Mexico Vacations for You and the Sea Turtles

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The Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa has something more to offer than the usual beaches, sunshine, and margaritas of the typical Mexico vacation. From June through early December guests can participate in the unforgettable “Secretos del Mar” Sea Turtle Rescue Program.

Overseen by the National Institute of Fisheries and the Fishing and Marine Biology Station of the University of Guadalajara, giving a helping hand to wildlife may not sound like an activity for a traditional Mexico vacation. But trust me, you’ll love it.

Guests have the opportunity to comb the beach to provide a groomed surface for the turtles to lay their eggs on. Margaritas are optional. After the sea turtles come ashore (for their own Mexico vacations?) they lay their eggs and let nature do the rest — except that nature has a big resort sitting on it. Not a problem. The resort staff transports the eggs to a nursery for incubation. Once the eggs hatch, after about 45 days, the baby sea turtles are ready to enter the wild. Resort guests release the baby sea turtles into the sea every evening on the Marriot CasaMagna beach.

It’s a fun tradition — children name their baby sea turtles and wish them luck before sending them on their way into the dark, waiting water. That sounds like a Mexico vacation moment they’ll never forget.

The Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa sits on a private beach, just two miles from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport and only a ten-minute trip from a thriving downtown scene. In case you were wondering what else you would be doing on your Mexico vacation, the resort hosts four world-class restaurants and the Ohtli Spa, the largest full-service spa in Puerto Vallarta.

Beaches, sunshine, and margaritas are waiting for you on your Mexico vacation, and so are the sea turtles.

Whit Honea is a travel writer living in Seattle with his wife and two children. He packs light and travels often to far-away places, exotic lands and more than a few theme parks.

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Orbitz, Press Release: http://www.prlog.org/10119275-more-kids-growing-up-green-baby-sea-turtles-rescued-at-casamagna-marriott-puerto-vallarta.html

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