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Projeto Hippocampus

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Address: Rua da Esperanca, 700, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(81) 3552-2191
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Description: Tue-Sat 9am-5pm

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It's better to vitit the project in the city

The house on Esperança streat with the exposing is more interesting and cheap than the "jangada" tour on Maracaipe point. it is very illustrative and helpfull, there is a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Luara M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The house on Esperança streat with the exposing is more interesting and cheap than the "jangada" tour on Maracaipe point. it is very illustrative and helpfull, there is a lot of info about the seahorses (lovely air conditioned), and beautiful little partners, it was amazing to know about their behavior. I don't know if it is possible a bilingual tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Very cheap to get in to and very interesting. Well worth the visit. It's close enough to town to walk and entry is cheap.

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Porto de Galinhas, PE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

You can see sea horse in different colors, orange, yellow, black etc.. you can see nemo and his friend. They want to preserve this crazy animal, show you his fragility. The price is very tchip and you make a good experience.

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Although the project is a great iniciative, I thought visiting would be quite boring. For my great surprise it turned out to be very relaxing and interesting experience. The place was beautiful and my 1 year old daughter was amazed with the seahorses.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

It is a little house with many aquariums there you can see all corallfish from the ocean, even seahorses and some watersnakes, its ost 5 real for adoults and free for kids

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Small sea aquarium, with some fish species and, mostly, seahorses. Nothing much. It costs R$ 4,00 to get in and it's basically an average room, with 3 rows of tanks. You can do this in less than 20 minutes, really.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Great so see a project where they are working on survival of the seahorse. Outside of the village in the river delta are a couple of places where they still live in the wild. The displays are a 30 some old aquariums (at least that’s how they look) with many of them containing seahorses. Not a lot of English around... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Projeto Hippocampus is a small research and viewing center in Porto de Galinhas, geared towards the study and preservation of Brazilian seahorses. This was actually part of our dune buggy tour of the area, stopping here for about 45 minutes to check out the dozens of aquariums filled with many different seahorse and other marine species. I wouldn't say that... More 

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