C. Díaz-Chuquisengo 2014

Las Baulas National Park protects a diversity of habitats, including tropical dry forest and mangroves. The park is home to 153 species of birds, including the endangered roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) and yellow fronted parrot (Amazona ochrocephala), as well as 32 species of amphibians and 12 reptiles, such as the black spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura similis) and American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus). There are also 34 species of mammals, including 10 species of bats. Northern tamandua (Tamandua mexicana), mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliate), nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) are common, in the more densely forested regions.

C. Díaz-Chuquisengo 2014

Park Rules

  • No pets
  • No flash photography
  • No fishing
  • No fires
  • No camping
  • No motor vehicles
  • No littering
  • Do not take shells, flora, fauna or turtle eggs
  • Respect the turtles
  • Stay below the high tide line
  • Only visit with a guide at night
  • Turn off all lights
  • Leave no trace

If you see a turtle…

  • Keep at least 10 meters away
  • Remain silent or speak softly
  • Stay out of the turtle’s field of vision