At Gran Pacifica Resort, we enjoy working hard while having fun. This past December, the corporate social responsibility team invited local students to participate in a beach clean-up and turtle education program.
Helio Alfaro from the Santa Rita School and his students, and Mario Rodriguez from the California School and his group came together at Azuchillo Beach for a day of learning, doing, and of course, swimming.
Many of the students had never seen baby turtles before and were extremely excited to see the babies hatching at the Turtle Sanctuary. They were about the size of a quarter. Osman Picado and Alejandro Mendoza, with Tranquilo Travel and Tours, explained the life cycle of these sea turtles to the group. Alejandro gently removed some sand from the hatching turtles’ nest so then they could be placed in some wet sand and sea water. Osman explained to the group that the turtles can live up to 100 years.
Next, the group was divided in half to begin the beach clean-up. Most of the trash was found in weeds, such as plastic bottles, shoes, tires, and containers.
After cleaning the beach, the group gathered together for a group picture and then enjoyed a delicious lunch at the SeaSalt Restaurante. The day was polished off with a wonderful swim at Azuchillo beach and soccer in the sand. Ah, beach time!
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