Dolphinaris Riviera Maya Park, Playa del Carmen

(3.9/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
Make friends with hyper-intelligent sea creatures at Dolphinaris Riviera Maya Park, a facility in the Mexican Caribbean adorned with palm and palapas trees. After an hour-long dolphin experience, refresh in the restaurant, snack bar, and available VIP lounge, or simply relax on the sundeck. As is usually the case, be prepared to pay quite a bit for photographs, which are taken professionally by the park's staff. Use our Playa del Carmen tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Dolphinaris Riviera Maya Park and other attractions in Playa del Carmen.
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  • The area seems small for the dolphins! We did the 45 min package because our child was only 7 and we didn't want to spend all day there. The interaction seemed rushed and very robotic but we enjoyed t...  more »
  • It was very nice the experience of interacting with dolphins as well as be able to swim with them. The only problem is that if you want to you 1, 2 or 3 photos of remembrance is impossible, if or if you want to sell the CD with minimum 80 photos.
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  • Great to caress, evolve with dolphins... This is still a sacred well oiled business... Timing greenhouse, photo, film...
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  • I loved my experience here. I was able to swim with the dolphins. The price is a little steep. They will not let you have any kind of sunblock or lotions on so you will probably get sunburn. Also lockers are $7 dollars which is a little steep. You can not wear any kind of jewelry into the pool. Dolphins are fun and cute. Pictures are SUPER expensive. 2 people for pictures alone is $160 USD. Those are the reasons why I gave it a 3 star.
  • I went there with my two teenagers in the first week of May 2016 and had a mostly good and educational experience. The dolphins were amazing and very well trained. The trainers were very good as well. I heartily enjoyed the "Foot Push" and "Belly Swim" - these are really unique experiences. There was a photographer and videographer capturing much of the experience. Unfortunately, I left greatly disappointed and a bad taste in my mouth. I was counting purchasing the picture package because they don't allow you to bring your own camera. BUT they wanted over $200 for the picture package. (about 3 times what the picture package is worth.) I CANNOT recommend this place until they stop with this scam.
  • We had a great time with this dolphin experience. It was awesome to spend some time with these incredible animals. The people were great to work with and ensured the experience was memorable. Don't buy the pictures after the excursion at full price. They will lower it to something more reasonable then the $500 they start you out at. Honestly, it would be a lot better if the pictures were more affordable since they don't let you take your personal camera in with the dolphins. Great experience all around though.
  • My daughter (6 years old) and I did the half day dolphin experience. It was amazing. We got to do so many different activities with the dolphins. The people were so nice. It was a day we will never forget. So, glad we choose Dolphinaris. My recommendation would be to purchase it and the pictures before your trip. It's a great value.
  • That place is beautiful ..people very nice