Specifically designed for groups, the “Secretos del Mar” Sea Turtle Rescue Program at the 404-room CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta was developed by the University of Guadalajara.
From June through December, turtles come ashore here to lay their eggs in the sand. A busy tourist beach is not exactly ideal for this, so attendees have the option to assist resident biologists and resort staff collect eggs and place them in a protected sea turtle nursery.
Typically, when baby turtles pop out of the sand 45 days later, their odds of survival are slimmest during the slow walk to sea. Attendees can again help staff with the nightly release event occuring every night at 7:30 pm when it’s safer for the little fellas under the cover of darkness.
Planners can also arrange fun educational sessions on-property about ocean sustainability.
Groups who book the “Mexico in Motion” package at CasaMagna are invited to participate. Valid for a minimum 50 cumulative room nights booked by Dec. 23, 2012, the package includes a bevy of incentives: comp’d welcome reception, 35% allowable attrition, freebie room for every 35 booked, suite upgrades, double Marriott Reward points, room/F&B rebates and more.
Total meeting space is 8,000 sf.