In the year 1990 champagne corks burst into the air as environmentalists all over the world celebrate the birth of a new era forbidding the further extinction of turtles in Mexico, while in the little village of Mazunte with its population of 544 inhabitants a whole world is falling apart. The livelihood of 90 percent of its people after a 30 year period is forced to an end leaving them unemployed and facing a bleak future.
Thankfully their critical position soon awakened the attention of national and international developing aid organizations aimed at not only helping them back on their feet but to develop an awareness towards the protection and preservation of their local environment. As a result the project Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga developed along with a small factory that produces natural cosmetics, the Cosméticos Naturales de Mazunte, created for the most part from natural materials in the surroundings.
Anyone wishing to acquire some of these natural products or other typical handicrafts of the region may take part on a little tour.