Best time to travel to Goa

Turtle Nesting Season

Witness sea turtles laying eggs and little hatchlings heading to the sea

Turtle Nesting Season in Goa 2019 - Best Time
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Caulier Gilles

Once a year, Goa's coastline welcomes Olive Ridley Turtles which head to the shore for nesting between November and April. Each of them lays hundreds of eggs. The incubation period takes about 40-50 days, and after that, the hatchlings return back to the sea. As the mating season of these turtles lasts simultaneously with the tourist season it can become a great chance for tourists to spot them, though possibly a danger for the turtles. Ecotourism is highly promoted in Goa, but only so long as nature is protected too. There are lots of rules to be taken into account while checking out the nesting beaches. The authorities and community of Goa carefully protect nesting places and overlook the whole process so that the turtles are no disturbed.

In some villages local people create special ecohuts, where tourists can watch this natural phenomenon from a distance. Some of the best places to witness all this includes Morjim, Galgibag, and Agonda beaches.

Agonda Beach 2019
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Agonda Beach