When summer arrives to Riviera Nayarit’s so do the Olive Ridley sea turtles and other breeds. There are a variety of sea turtles in Riviera Nayarit that return to their original birthplace on the beaches of Banderas Bay. It is needed for the sea turtles to return, because it is the cycle of life that promotes their survival. July starts the first return of the sea turtles season and it runs through December. Hundreds upon hundreds of sea turtles return to the beaches of Riviera Nayarit. There are protective programs that have been created around the beaches. The protective programs allows tourists and locals to get up front and personal with Mother Nature with the sea turtles along with preserving their lives and existence.