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Santuario del Manati

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Closed on Sundays.

Hard to give a rating as it was closed on the day (Sunday) we went. Pleasant area about 20 to 30... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
Calgary, Canada
Danny where you at though?

I heard rumours of Danny's majestic flippers in Tulum, so I knew I had to visit Chetumal. Danny... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2017
Luc W
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good13%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
Jan 9, 2019
“great thing, but nothing to see”
Feb 18, 2018
“Closed on Sundays.”
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Bahia de Chetumal, Chetumal, Mexico
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

it's definitely a great thing to have the Manati protected and the whole bay of Chetumal considered a sanctuary for this rare animal. but dont expect to see one here. this is not a zoo, just a large bay.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Hard to give a rating as it was closed on the day (Sunday) we went. Pleasant area about 20 to 30 minutes north of Chetumal. Will try again next time we visit the area.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank RickG_Calgary
Reviewed October 20, 2017

If you love these animals you will be amazed by this place wich is a sanctuary for the manathes. They come and go all the time because it is their natural enviroment. I were really pleased to see that local people living there take good...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank rakso771
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

I heard rumours of Danny's majestic flippers in Tulum, so I knew I had to visit Chetumal. Danny didn't show up, but I saw a signpost with a photo of Danny, so I took it as a success. Good luck Danny, may your three thick...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Luc W
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Nice place to go and to improve your knolege, But for me that it, almost the same of another that i went a few years before

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 575richardm575
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Much better places to watch Manatees and also some other better attractions in Chetumal. It is at the end of the Malecon, but you have to walk some distance with out any interesting to see.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank TrotAndo_Mx
Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

We drove more than 30 km from downtown Chetumal to see Daniel, and the place was closed, the person there told us that he came to eat at 9 am but didnt showed up for lunch at 12 pm, and the place is closed because...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Margarita M
Reviewed February 22, 2016

Awesome experience. We got lucky and a university professor that has been working with Danny since he was a baby happened to be there when we arrived. He explained to us all about Danny's story and about both manatee's in the local area and around...More

Date of experience: May 2015
4  Thank Jay C
Reviewed March 31, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit here. Daniel was found alone as a newborn manatee with his umbical cord still attached. We have been told that he was bottle-fed and raised by humans and now comes into the sanctuary during the day and leaves in the...More

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank brookecjjd
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....More

Date of experience: March 2014
2  Thank Dawn F
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