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Santuario del Manati

Bahia de Chetumal, Chetumal, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Chetumal
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We saw "Danny" the sole manatee who still lives in the sanctuary's pens. It was not clear why the manatees were released. Danny and various fish choose to hang around the sanctuary for the free lunch. The taxi ride was 150 pesos from downtown chetumal. The sanctuary was locked when we arrived. A couple of children unlocked the gate and... More 

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Belize City, Belize
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

How lucky- we got there on 7th of September - the National Manatee day! We didn't know one existed! So there was music and dances. Daniel, the manatee was happy and friendly. The staff were very informative - told us all kind of inetersting facts about manatees, their habitat. Daniel is a free manatee who chooses to come and feed... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We were in chetumal and decided to go visit the santuario del Manati. It was fairly easy to find a taxi to take us there and the cost was ok. When we arrived we discovered that it is closed on mondays but the taxi driver found the care taker and we were able to enter any way. Facinating creatures and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I'm lucky too be there! to find the Manatee sanctuary all over the coast, prohibited take pix but you need to be there! to have a view of them, seen them at many places just close to there beautiful Bay of Chetumal.

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Chetumal Quintana Roo
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2007

You have the posibility of feed a real manatee, and know different protected species in this area, located near the Chetumal City. The tour operator Uchben Kah Tours has a guided tour, you can visit the web site for more information.

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