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Recinto Maya Kay

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Chantepec (El Chante), Mexico
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About Recinto Maya Kay
The only Marine Mammal Center in Jocotepec, Jalisco , with over 25 years experience in management, research, conservation and reproduction of marine species (bottlenose dolphins); we have interactive programs such as recreational swimming with dolphins, prenatal stimulation, dolphin assisted therapy, introduction of species for educational purposes..
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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KellyHayesRaitt wrote a review Oct 2019
Ajijic, Mexico23 contributions20 helpful votes
My 2 friends and I had a blast! This is very affordable experience, but they get you with the price of the photos (which are optional, and very high-quality). You actually get in the pool with the dolphins and go through a series of photo-op activities (e.g., hugging them, kissing them, feeding them, riding them). Even so, it was an absolutely fabulous experience! The pools were clean. The dolphins (who were born in captivity) seemed unstressed and well cared for. We learned a lot about dolphins. I would do this again in a heartbeat. Tips: Leave your jewelry behind. Rings and bracelets are not allowed. There are lockers, but they aren't secured. Bring hand soap for your after-pool shower. Bring your laptop or iPad to transfer your photos. Or bring a USB drive. Book during the week when fewer people are there. We 3 were the only ones in our time slot, but they book up to 12 people per slot (which would have been too crowded). Be sure to leave plenty of time to browse the photos. More than 300 were taken of us!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Flyer725785 wrote a review May 2019
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The dolphin trainer speaks English and makes this an excellent experience under his care. The photographer snapped fantastic photos and makes memories forever. My grandson said this was the best day of his life. It is also unbelievably affordable.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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BackPacker718968 wrote a review Apr 2019
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This was above and beyond what I thought it would be, and I had high expectations! It was a truly magical experience, that I will never forget. Juan Pablo and Oscar were so wonderful. Thank you, guys, for this fabulous day! I highly recommend this!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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jademipayge wrote a review Oct 2018
Peoria, Arizona1 contribution
This Place is Amazing! I recommend it for anybody who wants to swim with happy dolphins for a cheap price. I went with my daughter and friend. For all three of us it was only like $100 bucks! Nicolas and Tammy, the dolphins, were so happy and ready to please. We had an amazing time and through it all my daughter could not stop smiling.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Karen484848 wrote a review Jun 2018
Ajijic, Mexico22 contributions6 helpful votes
This is a new facility, still under development. It is easy enough to find the turnoff from the highway but after that, no signs. If you go to the end of the road, you went too far. It's behind some blue doors and not well signed. There are three pools for two dolphins who were born in Mexico in captivity. You can make an appointment to ride the dolphins or have them do some tricks for you. I stopped with my granddaughters, expecting something else, but we were able to see them do a little jumping. There is really nothing else here to see although they were once a part of a facility in Guadalajara that had other animals. Here, only a few parrots and the two dolphins. There are some viewing chairs for their once-a-week exhibition (Sunday). Not understanding any of this, we stopped by on a Saturday. I knew the minute we parked that I would feel sorry for the dolphins, and I did. The pools are not huge, they are lined with plastic and while they looked clean, it did not look big enough for a good life for a dolphin, born in captivity or not. The people working there were polite, helpful and informative. Maybe as it continues to develop, it will be more inviting.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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