When Sunset World Group opened its first hotel in Cancun, they realized that not only was it located on a beautiful beach, but that this particular beach was where many sea turtles came to spawn each year between May and November. Since then, females have been protected when they arrive to lay their eggs, and then their eggs and young are protected as well.
However, it was not until 2009 that the Benito Juárez City Council and the Cancun Hotel Association created the Sea Turtle Protection Program based on NOM-059-SEMARNAT- 2010 standards. This program includes meticulous training for hotel personnel that are directly responsible for monitoring the visiting female turtles, collecting eggs, creating pens and releasing the young.
Sunset World Group has actively participated in this program since its inception by training the Sunset Royal security staff, who recently updated its 2020 statistics and program data. The season began on June 1 with the arrival of a female Green Sea Turtle that spawned 90 eggs. There have been a total of 14,144 eggs in the pens. The first 78 hatched on July 25 and were released on July 26. To date, 222 turtles, all Green Sea Turtles, have been released. Turtles continue to arrive and eggs continue to hatch.
“Turtle releases were so popular with visitors that in some places they got out of control,” said Enrique Caldas, Sunset World Group Corporate Prevention Manager, “That is why at Sunset Royal releases have been done exclusively by our security staff from boats far from the beach since 2018,” he added.
Resting on the shores of a beautiful white sand beach in Mexico’s Caribbean with charming views of the turquoise blue sea, Sunset Royal offers fine entertainment and activities for the whole family, all throughout the day and well into the evening. Sunset Royal’s outstanding location provides convenient access to the best in travel entertainment, nightclubs, restaurants, as well as shopping. The All Inclusive plan gives you the opportunity to enjoy exquisite international gastronomy, premium beverages and activities at both Sunset Royal and Sunset Marina resorts. Ground transportation between our Cancún resorts and hotels, as well as water transportation to and from Sunset Marina, is also provided.
Sunset World Group is a family-owned Mexican company and a leader in the hospitality industry, offering authentic and unforgettable vacation experiences in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. It was founded more than 30 years ago and has grown to offer six resorts, world-class travel services, amenities and a diverse network of operational and marketing solutions that focus on providing the best vacation experiences for its Members and guests. From cultural excursions to water sports, the Members of Sunset World are never far from their next great adventure.