Acuario Mundo Marino, Santa Marta

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#9 of 14 in Zoos & Aquariums in Colombia
Zoo / Aquarium
Head to Acuario Mundo Marino to see over 276 species of marine wildlife. Seahorses, sea turtles, tarpons, octopuses, rays, sharks, and starfish all make an appearance at this educational, nonprofit aquarium. Guided tours last around 45 minutes and take in the entirety of the center's 24 aquariums and two large saltwater tanks. Get up close for an unprecedented opportunity to feed sharks and stingrays in safe, supervised sessions. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Santa Marta holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Acuario Mundo Marino and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Where to stay in Santa Marta

No matter where you stay in Santa Marta's historical center, you'll never be more than a few minutes' walk from the beach. The old town offers countless accommodations, ranging from energetic youth hostels to cozy, family-run inns. Look to the seafront just outside of the historical center for luxury hotels and beach resorts. For a quieter experience, stay in the nearby beach town of Taganga, just north of Santa Marta.
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  • It is a nice small aquarium, nothing big or exciting but a good visit with little kids. For the kids it's nice to feed the fish and in the afternoon one can feed and touch sharks and stingrays  more »
  • Guided tour is nice. Our guide was well informed, AND patient when we wanted to take more time. AC is a plus too.  more »
  • That was a nice experience of local fishes and reefs. A little guide tour was required for to understand well about turtles.  more »
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  • For those of us from Europe or USA this is a pretty average tourist attraction at best. It's WAY to expensive for what they provide - and it's pretty run down as well The shark feeding was a big disappointment - didn't see very much of the sharks, and they didn't feed them! Avoid thi place, and go and see some of the natural beauty around Santa Marta
  • Nice place to visit with children, great dolphins show and plenty marine animals.
  • Good aquarium
  • I loved the sharks. I went with my family, we have a young child, apparently it is not designed for children of such a young age, but we adapt and we had a great. Care for you students of the U.Tadeo, which sometimes are a little careless with information both on the deal, but it is a very important aid for them. If you have questions on the tour always there is a pilo student that you can ask something. It is a relaxed plan, if you're demanding you will not like.
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  • Great way to know life marine, wide Aquarium full of very large fish, including sharks. Variety of living species. Interaction with the public and the possibility of playing a shark into catatonic state... It is worth to know him.
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