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Petit Futé's opinion on PARK MARINO LAS BAULAS

Plate millesim 2022

Leatherback turtles (baulas or laúd) are the largest turtles on the planet (they measure up to 2 m long and weigh nearly 500 kg in adulthood). Their particularity is not to have a shell like their congeners, but a thick cartilaginous skin resembling leather (hence its English name, leatherback). For thousands of years, they have gathered from December to March on the beaches of the Marino Las Baulas National Park, which includes the entire area around Playa Grande, freely accessible during the day and with a guide in the evening. The first settlers used their meat and eggs for food, but this had no real impact on the turtle population. Now threatened, and even critically endangered in some regions, they are victims of poaching (including the theft of their eggs), pollution, industrial fishing and tourism. Indeed, even if visits are limited, the presence of visitors, and in particular white lights on the shore blinds and disorients turtles. Since the 1990s, the park has been fighting on a daily basis for the conservation of these sea giants and has converted many poachers into tourist guides, and egg harvesting is no longer tolerated, but the number of turtles continues to decrease... the cause of this ecological disaster is at sea: caught and captured by fishing nets or poisoned by pollution (turtles confuse plastic bags with the jellyfish they eat), turtles are suffering the full impact of man's environment. Be sure to choose a responsible visit and do not hesitate to ask your guide to help you become more aware of the protection of these magnificent creatures.

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Opening time and information on PARK MARINO LAS BAULAS

Entrance to the park: 25 US$, with guide required. Book a week in advance. The national park is open to the public every day of the year from 6am to 6pm, except for the turtle nesting season (October-February), the beach closes at 5pm.

Members' reviews on PARK MARINO LAS BAULAS

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Visited in february 2016
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Un coin de paradis. Je l'ai fait uniquement de nuit avec un guide pour voir la ponte des tortues. C'est incroyable de marcher dans le noir sur la plage et d'apercevoir les tortues pondrent leurs oeufs. Les guides sont respectueux de l'environnement. Il est pas rare de voir des associations de sauvegarde des tortues en train d'oeuvrer sur place

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