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Dolphinaris at Barcelo, Puerto Aventuras
(3.1/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Swim with dolphins at Dolphinaris at Barcelo, a luxury dolphinarium located within a beach resort. Surrounded by the scenery of the Mexican Caribbean, take a dip with the personable creatures, taking the time to get to know them and observe their interaction with humans and each other. Talk to the trainers about the dolphin's behavior and natural habitat, and the challenges currently facing them in the wild. You'll have a training session before heading into the pools; lifeguards on duty make the experience suitable for visitors of all ages and swimming abilities. To visit Dolphinaris at Barcelo on your trip to Puerto Aventuras, use our Puerto Aventuras trip itinerary maker.
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  • Wonderful show that is included in your stay at Barcelo. You would have to go off site to Dolphineas or Xel-Ha and pay to see and encounter a dolphin experience. Daily show at 11:30 between the Coloni...  more »
  • Great 1 hour with the dolphins! Soo close the the ocean and the trainers are funny and well-trained! 
  • We have seen the spectacle of these beautiful mammals 5 extraordinary specimens, good trainers needed only a gesture with your hands to ensure that performed pirouettes and jumps every day at 11.40 time zone held a show is a lucky audience member will kiss from one of the dolphins today it was my wife who was enthusiastic about the experience. The show deserves and then is free for the guests of the village barcelò. To see recommended.
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  • I wonder if that place even looks at the awful reviews they have here to finally do something about the small space they keep the dolphins in. I mean, it is clearly disturbing for people and I am sure for children who visit this place.
  • The Dolphinaris is in a small area by the beach that seems awfully small and shallow to be holding five dolphins. The viewing area is has a number of long benches for the shows, but people end up standing along the rail despite being the announcement to sit before the show. Standing on the ledges by the fence might actually give you a better view and is closer to the pool's edge. Coming from Chicago with it's Shedd Aquarium and the largest indoor Oceanarium in the world, it's a bit unsettling to see how small this facility which holds dolphins is...
  • The 3 dolphins that were in there at the time had a pool smaller than the kids pool at the Barcy park. It in no way is big enough for the poor animals. The Dolphins were super cute though and kept trying to splash the onlookers, probably for their own entertainment. Still felt horrible for them.
  • Got a bigger fish tank at home.. made me upset just walking past seeing the poor dolphins..
  • Very entertaining place for kids and right in a middle of resort