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“Sad.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Delfinario de Cayo Largo

Delfinario de Cayo Largo
Bahia Sirena, Cayo Largo, Cuba
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Ranked #5 of 5 attractions in Cayo Largo
Type: Water sports
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Burlington, ON
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This is just plain sad. Uninformed, apathetic tourists swimming with animals that are caged right next to their home in the open ocean. Don't support this kind of abuse.

Visited April 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Can't avoid if going to Sirena”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Normally I would not have checked this out, because I would expect it to be pathetic and/or inhumane. Unfortunately, my expectations were met and then some.

Arriving at Playa Sirena by water shuttle, you can't avoid seeing this so-called attraction, and you especially can't avoid it while waiting for the boat to leave.

It consists of one sad dolphin living alone in a small, shallow pen. He does some tricks at feeding time, and spends most of the rest of his time lolling quietly in the shallows, looking at the tourists.

For 70 CUC, you can swim with him.

It's a very sad life for a wild animal that should be part of a pod, swimming in the open sea. And before someone tells me he was rescued from certain death... well, which would you prefer? Solitary confinement in a broom closet, or certain death?

Visited March 2013
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