Nothing defines Cuixmala more than its abundance of wildlife. Guests are able to participate in the successful TURTLE PROTECTION PROGRAM. The giant sea turtles return each year to lay their eggs on Playa Cuixmala where the eggs are gathered by staff to protect them from predators and poachers. Once the baby turtles hatch they are returned to the sea. Guests are able to assist the biologists in this meaningful activity. There is also an exhibit at Casa Rio with interesting information about sea turtles and the history of the program.
Cuixmala is also home to over 270 types of birds including exotic Roseate spoonbill. Evenings bring thousands of birds to roost around the lagoons and an electric boat tour of the lagoon allows guests to experience the bird’s evening return. During the day flocks of Great brown pelicans, glide along Cuixmala’s beaches. The vast natural environment is also home to Green parrots and other rare and colorful tropical birds. The Cuixmala habitat hosts wild boar, coati mundi, deer, foxes, crocodiles and the endangered jaguar.
To add the exotic flavor, there are herds of zebra, eland and blackbuck.