Maison de la Reserve Natural l'Amana

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Amerindian settlements and thick clouds of mosquitoes populate Awala-Yalimopo and Plage Les Hattes, one of the world's most spectacular nesting sites for giant leatherback turtles. The reserve has a small museum, offers information about turtle biology and has two nature trails leading from its premises.

Nesting occurs from April to July and the eggs hatch between July and September. The number of turtles that come ashore is so high that one biologist likened the scene to a tank battle. You simply must visit this place during turtle egg-laying season.