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Santuario del Manati

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Visisted Danny the Manatee

We saw "Danny" the sole manatee who still lives in the sanctuary's pens. It was not clear why the... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2014
Dawn F
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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
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  • Average21%
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  • Terrible9%
Feb 18, 2018
“Closed on Sundays.”
Oct 20, 2017
“Amazing! But watch it, it's not a zoo!!”
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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.

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

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

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

Thank richard m
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.

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

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

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

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

2  Thank Dawn F
Reviewed September 9, 2013

How lucky- we got there on 7th of September - the National Manatee day! We didn't know one existed! So there was music and dances. Daniel, the manatee was happy and friendly. The staff were very informative - told us all kind of inetersting facts...More

4  Thank RackMarianna
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