Aquaventuras Park, Nuevo Vallarta

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Take a memorable trip to Aquaventuras Park, where you can swim and interact with the park's dolphins. The water park also houses sea lions, which you can interact with and feed. Choose from ten different water slides, lounge by the pool, and float on the lazy river. Other attractions here include a children's wading pool, wall climbing, ziplines, and an obstacle course. Work out when and for how long to visit Aquaventuras Park and other Nuevo Vallarta attractions using our handy Nuevo Vallarta itinerary planner .
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  • My Husband & I enjoyed the water park. It was small, but has everything you need. With just the park admission you are able to have a small locker for you personals to be stored.  more »
  • Aquaventuras was great! It was small enough that there are none of the pesky lineups that we're used to here in Toronto, and large enough that my kids and I were well entertained for 3 hours by the sl...  more »
  • We weren't sure if our children would swim with the dolphins so we went to the park and paid at the gate. Of the bat we saved $20usd each. The pool dolphins and trainers were awesome and the kids love...  more »
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  • The park was wonderful! Clean, organized, and staff/lifeguards everywhere. This was especially nice considering we have two small kids. The water slides are fabulous! Several different ones to choose from and well watered so you don’t get stuck halfway down. The dolphin encounter was the highlight of the trip. Actually bring in the tank with the dolphins and interacting through the trainer was really cool. We even got to let our 3 y/o get in with us. Again, there was a ton of supervision so we weren’t that worried. Areas of improvement: they need more signage. It was difficult finding where we needed to be for certain events because of signage. We both speak fluent Spanish and they didn’t even have Spanish signage. Finally, price... we got our tickets from a vendor on the boardwalk in Vallarta. Cost for two adults and two kids was about $160US. That got us entry and the dolphin encounter. They take pictures during the dolphin encounter and forbid cameras. This effectively forces you to buy their photos. The cheapest package which included 5 prints and a download of the other pictures they took for about $165. Total cost: $325 roughy. A little expensive but how often do you get to swim with a dolphin?
  • Great experience at a great value, had a great time with the family in the dolphin pool. Kudos to two people at the park who helped make our experience very friendly with great service:. Naomi the dolphin trainer and Jesse the photographer (The Handsome Guy).
  • We did the Dolphin Royal Swim and absolutely loved it. The trainer Richie was amazing and made our session memorable.
  • The slides were fun. The sea animal tours were awesome. But my only concern is that there are dead bugs in the water.
  • The prices here are amazing. A lot of activities for kids and adults. We bought tickets for the dolphin experience for 4 people. It cost us the price of 1 adult at a similar dolphin exhibit at Sea World and we were in the water for much longer than Sea World. Staff was friendly and most spoke English fluently.

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Where to stay in Nuevo Vallarta

Planned and built as a tourist-focused destination to complement nearby Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta offers a range of accommodations along its west-facing coast. Several extravagant resorts boasting swimming pools and high-class restaurants vie for the best sunset views, although you can find a few more affordable alternatives--such as private rentals or small "posadas" (inns)--in between the resorts. Look to the southern fringes for the most sought-after options, which line the town's best strip of beach.
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