Meaning of arribada in English:


Pronunciation /ˌarɪˈbɑːdə/


  • A synchronized, mass nesting of ridley turtles, during which thousands of turtles gather and come ashore to lay eggs.

    The term arribada originally referred to the nesting of the Atlantic ridley turtle at Rancho Nuevo, Mexico but is now used to refer to such nestings in general, which also take place on beaches elsewhere in Mexico and in Central America and India.


1960s. FromMexican Spanish arribada, specific sense development of Spanish arribada arrival from arribar + -ada.