I was having breakfast at Girasol Bistro when I noticed a very interesting poster on the wall (see picture). There are a fair number of environmentalists, both Mexicans and Expat gringos, in this small community of ‘Paraiso Secreto’. Earthwatch and other environmental organizations routinely conduct classes and organize field trips to the nearby mangrove swamps for oversea college students and volunteers. There is definitely a concerted effort to protect the environment, wildlife and natural beauty of the area, an area that is currently being threatened by greedy developers. A little further down the coast, there is a beach where olive ridley turtles come to nest. Traditionally, some of the locals believe that eating turtle eggs is a natural aphrodisiac and will give a man extra virility and staying power (Hey, guys just get some Viagra).
The poster addresses the issue of men poaching turtle eggs. Translating into English, It says - Are you a real man? Do not eat turtle eggs. Turtle eggs are not aphrodisiacs. RIGHT ON!