Here’s our latest update on the Royal Resorts 2018 turtle season. Royal Resorts security personnel, our turtle guardians, have already released the first 3,822 baby turtles of the season so that they can scuttle down the beach and disappear into the waves to begin life at sea. We hope that in 12 to 15 years time the females born this year will return to the same beaches in Cancun to lay their own eggs.
There are currently 158 nests in the corrals at The Royal Sands, The Royal Caribbean and The Royal Islander with 18,987 eggs.
Staff at Grand Residences to the south of Puerto Morelos are watching over 22 nests in the resort corral. Fifteen of the nests contain eggs laid by green turtles and seven by loggerhead turtles. To date, 432 baby turtles have been released.
It has been a slow Royal Resorts 2018 turtle season with fewer nests this summer. Turtle nesting is cyclical with a good year always followed by a slow season like this year. The 2017 Royal Resorts turtle nesting season was record-breaking with 1,063 nests and 111,226 baby turtles. We hope that next year the turtles will return to the beaches of the Mexican Caribbean in larger numbers to lay their eggs.
Royal Resorts has been protecting turtles since 1985. Since 1998 when official record keeping began, it has protected 8,153 nests and released 744,864 baby turtles, with thousands more still to hatch this season.
We would like to share information from the Quintana Roo State Government about a new Visitor Tax or Tourism Use Fee which comes into effect on April 1, 2021. The fee will be charged to all international visitors to the Mexican Caribbean over the age of 15 and is approximately US$10 per person, depending on […]
Are you due for a visit to The Royal Haciendas for some Riviera Maya fun with your family? The little ones will love the new Aqua Park in the children’s pool in Phase 1 of the resort. With a grand opening on March 2, the slides, tunnels and waterfalls promise hours of watery fun for […]