La Ventanilla Ecotourism Services offers a unique experience for travelers interested in exploring the natural beauty of Oaxaca. Located in a lush forest reserve, visitors can participate in activities such as sea turtle conservation, crocodile monitoring, and environmental education.
La Ventanilla offers tours of the lagoon in traditional cayucos and the opportunity to observe crocodiles in natural habitat and white-tailed deer rescued. With a commitment to community involvement, La Ventanilla is a local group dedicated to the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems.
A visit to La Ventanilla is not only a chance to enjoy Oaxaca’s stunning natural scenery, but also an opportunity to contribute to meaningful conservation efforts.
TOURS IN LA VENTANILLA
You can’t miss in your journey La Ventanilla community, supporting the conservation of sea turtles, crocodiles, deers and mangroves thanks to your visit.
Servicios Ecoturísticos La Ventanilla has a wildlife protection area called UMA, where they protect deers that the environmental police rescued.
As a part of the experience, you will have the opportunity to participate in different activities depending on the season in La Ventanilla, Oaxaca:
- Walking on the beach at night to protect sea turtles and their eggs from hunters
- Releasing baby turtles at sunset or early in the morning, as well as cleaning hatching nests in the hatchery
- Carrying out environmental education activities with the environmental brigade: Los Manglares Ventanilla.
- Monitoring crocodiles in Ventanilla lagoon by boat at night
- Supporting the crocodile breeding, assisting in feeding and maintaining the crocodiles
- Supporting the feeding and maintenance of White-tailed Deer, protected from the great persecution of the species throughout the coast.
Pricing tours of La Ventanilla
TOUR BY BOAT
DURATION: 2 HOURS
A guide will drive you between the mangroves showing you crocodiles, birds, iguanas, nature… You will stop in an island, where they care a deers population rescued.
RELEASE OF BABY TURTLES
DURATION: 40 MIN
You will start in the hatchery where they protect the nests of the turtles. They will explain you their work and you will release the baby turtles that hatched that day.
Servicios Ecoturísticos La Ventanilla team
Initially, the group was mainly engaged in fishing and farming. After contemplating that the resources were effectively decreasing more and more, they decided to work for the conservation of Nature. They concentrated their efforts on caring for the crocodile population of the lagoon and deers, two species over-exploited for their meat and skin.
Nowadays, they are a group of 17 people that, depending on the season, can employ up to 30 people from the community, making Ventanilla one of the few communities that 100% of the people are working for ecotourism, living from nature without exploiting natural resources.
Servicios Ecoturísticos La Ventanilla admits visitors all year round.
OPEN EVERY DAY
Monday to sunday: 09:00 – 16:00