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PUERTO, ŅURO, LOS ORGANOS, PERU, TORTUGAS / TURTLES

Puerto Ņuro, los Organos, Peru, Tortugas / Turtles

Puerto Ņuro, a small fishing harbor in Los Organos district has carved itself out a reputation for the constant presence of hundreds of marine turtles, that feed off the remains of fish and by-catch. It does not seem like anybody is purposely feeding the turtles, but the villagers collaborate in totally protecting the turtles.

 

The Pier is a true and real fishing pier, where fishermen bring in their catch, clean and sort it and bring it to waiting truck that feed the fish lovers in the 20 million population of Lima or nearerby urban centers.

 

While fish is unavoidably a bit smelly, the catch comes straight from the boats and it is fun to watch the busy women and men going about their business, while nobody is bothered by the presence of tourists. In fact, tourism has become a main part of the income of the town, as visitors have to pay an entrance fee to get to the pier, while special facilities are operated by an experiences team to help visitors swim and snorkel with the turtles.

 

So this is a win-win situation:

  1. The tortugas / turtles at Puerto Ņuro, los Organos, Peru get fed and are protected;

  2. the village and fishermen/women get extra income; and

  3. the tourist enjoy a wonderful, non-faked experience of a small fishing harbor while swimming with the turtles.

 

PUERTO ŅURO, ORGANOS, PERU, TORTUGAS / TURTLES: Fishing harbor.PUERTO ŅURO, ORGANOS, PERU, TORTUGAS / TURTLES: Fishing pier.

The fishing pier from the nearby hill-top.

The entrance to the fishing pier.

 

PUERTO ŅURO, ORGANOS, PERU, TORTUGAS / TURTLES: Ņuro, fresh catch.PUERTO ŅURO, ORGANOS, PERU, TORTUGAS / TURTLES: Turtle watching escursion.

Women sorting the day's catch.

Visitors enjoying a boat ride to see the turtles from nearby.

 

PUERTO ŅURO, ORGANOS, PERU, TORTUGAS / TURTLES: Catch of the day.PUERTO ŅURO, ORGANOS, PERU, TORTUGAS / TURTLES: Fishermen.

Fishermen unloading their boat.

The fresh catch of the night just being brought in.

 

PUERTO ŅURO, ORGANOS, PERU, TORTUGAS / TURTLES: Swimming with the turtles.PUERTO ŅURO, ORGANOS, PERU, TORTUGAS / TURTLES: visitors having a great time with the turtles.

The marked off area where people can safely swim with the turtles.

Visitors having a great time with the turtles.

 

PUERTO ŅURO, ORGANOS, PERU, TORTUGAS / TURTLES: Green Turtle.PUERTO ŅURO, ORGANOS, PERU, TORTUGAS / TURTLES: Snorkling among the turtles.

Turtles popping up their heads everywhere to breath.

Snorkeling with the turtles with an experienced instructor.

 

This is a great way to enjoy the tortugas / turtles in Puerto Ņuro, los Organos, Peru.

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