- From July 25-27, event goers will enjoy a turtle release; painting, drawing and photography contests; plus other sports, cultural and artistic activities, as well as an Environmental Tourism Fair.
Turtle nesting and release season has begun on the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit and with it comes the 2nd Sea Turtle Festival at Playa Platanitos, in the municipality of Compostela, from July 25-27.
Taking place against the background of summertime vacation, this festival offers the tourist a varied and productive series of sports, cultural, artistic and, most especially, environmental activities in order to promote values, knowledge and practices that favor Mother Nature.
The Playa Platanitos Ecológico association has worked very hard along with the local population to put together a festival that’s well worth the visit. Last year there were approximately 5,000 attendees. The president of the non-profit, Lourdes Santana, considers it another “Holy Week.”