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Dolphinaris Barcelo, Puerto Aventuras

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Swim with dolphins at Dolphinaris 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 Barcelo on your trip to Puerto Aventuras, use our Puerto Aventuras trip itinerary maker.
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  • I payed for a direct experience with the dolphins for me and me wife, and was one of the best experiences I have ever had with animals. Everything was done properly, and I had a direct contact experie...  more »
  • The trainers were so fun and nice, the trainer for a day experience was well worth the money, we had a lot of fun learning from the trainers and the dolphins!  more »
  • Having the Dolphineria on site is great you dont have to pay for a bust trip to see them and they do a live show every morning and if you want you can pay to swim with them about $89 to interact or ab...  more »
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  • Very neat and entertaining. My kid said he had so much fun watching watching the dolphins do tricks.
  • I had a medical congress there in 2014. I stayed at the hotel but never went to the dolphinarium. I will never stay again in a hotel that keeps dolphins in captivity. Dolphins belong to the ocean. They should never be kept in pools and, even though, it can be fascinating to see what they can do, going to a dolphin show or participating to a program that proposes to swim with dolphins is encouraging a cruel industry. Pledge not to buy a ticket to a dolphin show if you respect those super intelligent and social creatures. What happens in Taiji is an exemple of how they catch those dolphins to send them all over the world. Without information, you won't know the distress behind the "dolphin's smile". Be informed. Don't go to a dolphin show.
  • They don't have much for public show. It might be good for those who pay for interaction with dolphins in the water. Facility is small.
  • The resort looks nice, but it's off my list because it would be horrible to see these animals in such a confined space every day. This seems extremely inhumane.
  • 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.