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Dolphinaris Barcelo

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Federal Highway Chetumal _ Puerto Juarez Km. 266.3 | At Barcelo Maya Beach, Puerto Aventuras 77750, Mexico
+52 998 881 3030
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Fun time with the Dolphins

We had done the half-day with the dolphins at their bigger facility about 30 minutes away from the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
dekan60
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San Antonio, Texas
via mobile
Fantastic experience

The Dolphinaris was well organized, and the dolphins seemed well kept and loved even though the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
margheritacontri
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Houston, Texas
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Dolphinaris at Barcelo combines the best features of our dolphins, with beautiful tropical surroundings.The facilities feature the innovative concept of traditional platforms that provide shallow, beach-style access to conduct interaction programs safely for any visitor. For the convenience of swimmers and observers, we have located various service areas within our facilities.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Federal Highway Chetumal _ Puerto Juarez Km. 266.3 | At Barcelo Maya Beach, Puerto Aventuras 77750, Mexico
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+52 998 881 3030
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had done the half-day with the dolphins at their bigger facility about 30 minutes away from the resort last year so I was hesitant about spending the money to do it again . My daughter had enjoyed so much the last time I decided...More

Thank dekan60
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Dolphinaris was well organized, and the dolphins seemed well kept and loved even though the pool was small. Special mention for the dolphin trainer Eddie (I don't know if that's the correct spelling); he was very caring with the dolphins and very knowledgeable. He...More

Thank margheritacontri
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great experience I’ve swam with the dolphins before but not like this. Lots of interaction buy the tickets online so much cheaper

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pool is so small these poor dolphins looked so miserable whenever we walked by. I hope they rotate the animals out because that is a miserable life! I can’t speak to swimming with them because once I saw the conditions I refused to give...More

Thank Gronshe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter had a great day swimming with the dolphins. This activity is completely separate from the resort and provided our daughter a nice opportunity to enjoy her day. Would recommend the day long trainer for the day for anyone who loves animals. It is...More

Thank David D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very nice experience for our child who wanted to swim with dolphins for very long time. We chose a trainer for a day program for her and she loved every second of it. However, I must agree with other reviewers that the...More

Thank Irene G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our trip to the Barcelo our 2 kids swam with the Dolphins and it was an experience that they will never forget !!! they loved it and wanted to do it again. It was also nice to to walk by in the mornings and...More

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

yes the pools are small, but the dolphins appear to be well taken care of. we paid for the experience but would not do it again.

Thank bzzznitchsocal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Husband, kids, and I had a great time swimming and riding w the dolphin, Alex and his trainer/vet Eddie! We got to kiss, belly ride the dolphin, and pet Alex many times. Kids loved it! They will remember the experience forever! They take photos and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dolphinaris is inside the Barcelo property so it was very easy to schedule a time and date, it was also at walking distance from my room. I scheduled at the tours office by the front desk and they were able to offer me a discount...More

Thank IsabelAlbl
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Victoriaaimee19912
June 27, 2018|
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Response from VenturaEntertainment | Property representative |
Hey Victoria, when you book your swimming program with us, you will get the oportunity to book your transportation as well. And yes, you can see the presentation! Warm regards.
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June 10, 2018|
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Response from Marycarmen C | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry to hear that. In their website they have the option to chat and have a direct (Mexico) number 9988813030. Im not sure if it is the best way to contact them but worth the try. Good luck.
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bzznitchsocal
June 6, 2017|
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Response from Adrian D | Reviewed this property |
We used a telephoto lens and got great pictures and videos while standing outside the enclosure
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