Oceanario, Cartagena

3.8
#2 of 6 in Parks in Cartagena
National Park Zoo / Aquarium
Meet the native marine animals of the Caribbean at Oceanario. Take a boat trip to the small island and see the animals in their fenced enclosures situated within open ocean water. You can observe the feeding of the sharks or swim with dolphins. At the salt water aquarium, you can see all kinds of colorful fish, as well as different species of sharks, sea turtles, and other marine life. A couple of times a day the staff puts on a show with the dolphins and tiger sharks to demonstrate their training. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Cartagena holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Oceanario and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This place is great for cheep money. Sea Turtles and baby sharks everywhere to touch. There a tour every 1hr that shows the pools with different animals but it is all in Spanish. however stay with the...  more »
  • We booked a private tour with the dolphins in the afternoon, as soon as we arrived, the trainers welcomed us, leading us to them, teaching us how to feed them and train them. Nice experience  more »
  • Some parts were a bit dirty given that it is a national park, but the parts that were clean and well maintained was gorgeous  more »

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Where to stay in Cartagena

Despite its status as a major tourist hub, Cartagena offers a good choice of affordable places to stay. If you're looking to splurge, consider staying at one of the town's restored colonial-era buildings, which now house boutique hotels packed with modern amenities. Alternatively, several old monasteries in Cartagena's walled colonial district offer outstanding facilities at very high prices. Budget-conscious travelers can explore the many mid-range hotels and low-cost hostels clustered in Getsemani, an up-and-coming neighborhood and center of the backpacker scene.
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