Tuesday, September 06, 2011 5:58 AM
Oct. 13 - 16 2011 - 9th Annual Marine Turtle Festival in Tulum
The 9th annual Marine Turtle Festival is scheduled for October 13 - 16 2011 in Tulum. For eight years, the Festival de la Tortuga Marina has been a tradition in Quintana Roo. This event, much anticipated by residents and visitors alike will feature events on the beaches of Tulum and Xcacel-Xcacelito as well as la Casa de Cultura and the Center for the Interpretation of Nature and Maya Culture.
The activities and events have been designed to raise awareness about the protection of the various species of marine turtles that are at risk. The activities include artistic, environmental and cultural disciplines. Information will also be available about the many organizations working to preserve the sea turtles and how you can contribute. This is a wonderful family event that should not be missed if you are in the area.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13
Academic Meeting 8:00am to 1:00pm at the Center for the Interpretation of Nature and Maya Culture. Road to the archaeological site of Tulum
2:30pm to 6:30pm sand sculpture contest, design competitions shells and carapaces Xcacel Marathon - Xcacelito Sea Turtle Sanctuary.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 14
Academic Meeting 8:00am to 1:00pm at the Center for the Interpretation of Nature and Maya Culture.
4:00pm to 7:00pm Opening of the 9th Festival de la Tortuga Marina at Casa de la Cultura de Tulum.
Ak Chelonian pictorial exhibition, children's drawing contest, fair, results of the nesting season.
Inauguration of Stained glass bottles made to reflect the protection of sea turtles.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15
2:00pm to 6:00pm sand sculpture contest, kite contest, contests and sports competitions, cultural events at Playa Pescadores.
6:00pm to 7:00pm Clean beaches (Playa Punta Piedra and Playa Pescadores).
SUNDAY OCTOBER 16
See the flyer below for the full line-up of closing day events.
More information and updates can be found on the festival Facebook page.