Riviera Maya, Mexico, (March 20, 2012) –– Grupo Vidanta, Mexico’s leading developer of luxury resorts, golf courses and real estate, today announced its participation in an event designed to aid in the conservation of endangered sea turtle species. The event, sponsored by Grupo Vidanta through the Sea Turtle Conservancy, will take place from June 21st through June 24th, 2012, at Riviera Maya, Mexico.
A team from the Sea Turtle Conservancy will arrive at Riviera Maya during this time of year when the mature turtles are laying eggs. A marine biologist from the Conservancy will attach a tracking device to a mature turtle in an effort to track the turtle’s movements. The turtle then participates in the Tour de Turtles. Started in 2008, the Tour de Turtles is an educational event designed to follow the migration of 15 different species of sea turtles, over the course of approximately 3 months, from their nesting beaches to their foraging grounds. The “winning” turtle is the one that travels the most miles during the three-month period.
Guests from all Grupo Vidanta resorts —including Grand Luxxe, the Grand Mayan, Mayan Palace and The Bliss —are invited to be spectators at this fun, educational event, all of which helps advance the work of the Sea Turtle Conservancy.
Learn more about Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya at http://grand-luxxe-riviera-maya.com.
About Grupo Vidanta
Grupo Vidanta was founded in 1974 and has evolved for more than 35 years into one of Mexico’s leading developers of hotels and resorts, golf courses, vacation ownership, and tourism infrastructure, including Mexico’s first privately built and owned international airport at Puerto Penasco. For American travelers, Grupo Vidanta offers a choice of full-service luxury beach resorts in Mexico’s finest beaches under the brands of Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, Mayan Palace, The Grand Mayan, Ocean Breeze and Sea Garden. Grupo Vidanta’s Mayan Island has built and sold over 2,000 second homes. For further information, see www.grupovidanta.com.
SOURCE: Grupo Vidanta