As you plan your upcoming travel stories, we’d like to invite you to explore the natural treasures of Los Cabos, Mexico, in particular, one of our world’s most ancient and endangered creatures, the sea turtle.

Just minutes away from Cabo San Lucas’s bustling resort areas, approximately 15 minutes north, lies a long stretch of environmentally protected beaches called Rancho Punta San Cristobal, where visitors can enjoy a morning or afternoon interacting with these endangered species, while doing their part to save the environment.

ASUPMATOMA, the Association for the Protection of the Environment and the Marine Turtle in Southern Baja (ASUPMATOMA), is one local non-profit group there that offers ecological programs, tours and activities for the public, designed to raise awareness and appreciation for the endangered sea turtles and natural environment of Baja California Sur.

ASUPMATOMA’s programs and activities include tours of its sea turtle nursery and research facilities; summer camp for children; environmental education; and “Adopt a Sea Turtle,” a program where visitors can actually adopt their own baby sea turtle and release it safely to the sea.

Please let us know how we can assist you with your upcoming travel stories. Or, if you are planning a trip to Los Cabos, we are currently hosting on-site tours of ASUPMATOMA’s sea turtle nurseries and environmental preserves, and would be happy to arrange for you to tour the grounds with the organization’s founder, René Pinal, and local biologists.