Riviera Maya

WILDLIFE AND TURTLE RELEASE

Of the eight species of turtles in the world, seven of them arrive to Mexican beaches to nest, and four of these nests are located in Quintana Roo.

  • Every year, El Cid helps in the nesting and hatching of proximally 550 sea turtles.
  • More than 112 turtles were born and released at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort through our personal Turtle Release Program.

Endangered animals that El Cid preserves:

  • Black Spiny-tailed Iguana
  • Morolet’s Crocodile
  • American Crocodile
  • Bare-throated tiger heron
  • Loggerhead sea turtle
  • Green sea turtle

PLANT NURSERY AND COMPOSTING

Endangered plants that El Cid preserves:

  • Beaucarnea Pliabilis
  • Caribbean Palm (Pseudophoenix sargentii)
  • Royal Palm (Roystonea regia)
  • Thrinax radiata
  • Button mangrove (Conocarpus erectus)
  • White mangrove (Laguncularia racemose)
  • Red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle)
  • Black mangrove (Avicennia germinans)

El Cid started a compost project in which all waste produced by the resort is used to grow plants and fertilize gardens.