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Playa Mermejita, Oaxaca

to the west
Playa Ventanilla
Puerto Escondido
Punta Cometa
to the north
Oaxaca, Oaxaca
Tonameca, Oaxaca
to the east
Mazunte, Oaxaca
Playa San Agustinillo
Puerto Angel, Oaxaca
Zipolite, Oaxaca
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Playa Mermejita is in Mazunte and is one of only two Oaxacan nesting locations for the rare leatherback turtle. The nearby Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga researches, breeds, and displays numerous varieties of live turtles and fish and is working to bring this turtle back from the brink of extinction. The leatherback can live for 80 years and grow to a length of 9 feet.

Nearby accommodations include:

Photo from David Flynn

Playa Mermejita on the west side of Punta Cometa. See more Aerial Photos.

A closer look at Playa Mermejita

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