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Whale Watching and Sea Turtle Adventures in Coastal Mexico

If you are a nature lover, a Mexico vacation villa is the perfect place to enjoy an eco-friendly trip without sacrificing comfort or luxury. Along the western coast of Mexico, where the seaside fishing town of Troncones is located, it is common to have both whale sightings and regular sea turtle releases. These sights can be enjoyed either from your private beach villa at Casa de la Sirena or as part of one of the tours or nature preservation organizations that make their home here.

Sea Turtles in Troncones

The journey of newly hatched sea turtles to the ocean is one that has gained much publicity in recent years. The treacherous path these turtles take is fraught with natural predators and dangers, and few babies make it on their own.

Because this part of Mexico is a natural habitat for sea turtles, the locals and preservation groups have put a lot of effort into saving sea turtles and helping them to avoid extinction. In fact, just a few miles along the stretch of beach outside Casa de la Sirena, you’ll find pens where sea turtle eggs have been buried. The pens are put up to help protect the eggs from predators, and also help mark where visitors can look to watch the miraculous hatching of the eggs.

Most sea turtle babies are hatched in the morning, so you have to be an early riser to get the best show. You’ll find all sorts of species, from the green turtle and the leatherback to the olive ridley. The most common hatching activity takes place during the summer months.

Whale Watching in Troncones

There aren’t any professional whale watching tours stationed here, but that doesn’t mean you can’t catch a good show. In fact, if what you’re after is a private and incredible whale watching experience, you can’t do any better than Troncones.

Throughout the winter months (December through March is the peak whale watching season), thousands of California gray whales migrate from the northern seas to the central Pacific coast. There are also common sightings of humpback and blue whales during this time, and scientists report the existence of up to 23 species of whales and dolphins in all.

The whales’ activities during this time are many, and you can not only watch as they feed and frolic in the crystal blue waters, but you can also catch a glimpse of their newborn calves. Many of our guests report sightings from their private Mexico beach villas, although you can also charter a boat to get closer to the action.

Enjoy Nature on Your Terms

If you’re planning a Mexico beach vacation, be sure and set aside some time for nature watching. It doesn’t matter if you spend a morning sipping coffee and watching whales from your private terrace, or if you make the journey to watch the incredible sea turtles as they start their lives—these are the kinds of things you can only experience in Mexico.

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