Shark Beach

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USMC_Recon_2003
United States189 contributions
Couples
I am a salt water aquarist and keep exotic salt water fish in HUGE wall sized aquariums back home. The nurse sharks here are in MORE than adequate sized pens for their comfort. They also are NOT preyed upon here either, as people do in the wild. They are very docile sharks and in the wild hunted for their jaws and meat. They are safe here and the locals can support themselves as well. These sharks are well fed, looked after and loved by their keepers and those who visit to see them.
Written June 20, 2015
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mey82017
Bloomington, IL9 contributions
Family
I can't get over the cruelty of the shark being held in the pen and being forced out of the water for selfies. Travel with compassion, use your dollars for good.
Written August 9, 2017
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Andrea M
Vicenza, Italy77 contributions
Family
Overall it's a good location, decent food and nice beach (not the best in the island). what's a real shame it's the conditions of the shark, treated just like a photo-pet. I think they even removed all of its' teeth. Do not support this type of businesses!
Written February 17, 2015
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Isla111213
Virginia Beach, VA6 contributions
Family
They include the tip and don’t tell you. They just circle the total with their illegal tip added in & hope you don’t notice. Very shady. We went there several days in a row, and I only noticed the last day we were there. We had tipped very generously the two days before, and now I realize that I had tipped generously on top of their added tip. Live and learn they won’t be getting any more my pesos 👍 The waiter, who I thought was my amigo, seem shocked when I called him out.
Written April 3, 2022
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Frana Fox
2 contributions
Family
JUST DONT GO THERE!!!!
The worst place I have ever been there and the worst experience we have ever had. Their stuffs are sooo rude and the manager worst than them. 2000 lira for a very bad pavilion and also they took us 300 lira for just 30 minutes laying on sunbeds.
Written May 22, 2022
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Henry B
Medford, OR762 contributions
Family
I will talk about the food. We saw they had a buffet with lots of options but we did not go for it as it was too much food for us. We decided to go for the local fish for 4 people.

We wait longer that we wanted to wait. I asked how the food was coming and I was told, “ jus ta few minutes” I decided to be patient.

At the right time we had a huge tray with salad, spaghetti, tortillas, lime salsas, and two big fishes. I must say, the wait was worth it. This has been one of the best delicious fish I have ever taste.

There are more merchants around this place. It is ok to say, “no thank you”

Overall, the good was excellent
Written October 8, 2021
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Cajunrob70560
New Iberia, LA1 contribution
Tourist trap. After all that was said and done lunch was 75..00. Not worth it at all.Margarita.was good. Nachos, squid, hamburger margarita and lemonade. If you decide to go bring Pesos or they will take advantage of you again.
Written July 14, 2022
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Shiraker
35 contributions
This shark is really being held under poor and shameful conditions. Please don't support this kind of cruelty to animals.
Written November 8, 2014
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Fay98107
Seattle51 contributions
Friends
We went here to eat but couldn't enjoy our meal after seeing the poor shark in the tiny pen whose teeth had been removed :-( Tourists show up, jump in to the tiny dirty pen and have their photo taken. What a sad and pitiful affair. I wish Isla would ban having animals in capacity and I wish tourists would support more worthwhile courses. If you want see a shark, please go and see one in the wild.
Written October 8, 2014
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J C
Niwot, CO36 contributions
Family
This place is an avoidable mess. The nurse shark is held captive so that you can pet it and have your photo snapped. Please don't support these types of operations!
Written August 4, 2014
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