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“A hidden gem”
Review of Acuario Mazatlan

Acuario Mazatlan
Ranked #10 of 103 things to do in Mazatlan
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Owner description: This aquarium holds over 250 species of fish, a marine museum, Gulf of Mexico Oceanic Fish Tank, walk-through aviary and crocodile and frog area. There are also three shows: a sea lion show, bird show and diving exhibition. For those who dare to, there is a swimming with sharks activity available!Located meters from the Malecon at the sea lion sculpture intersection.We are an educational and recreational institution that supports the conservation and protection of the environment. We take pride in offering the highest quality of service, which is reflected in our exhibitions, shows and educational programs, and this is all due to a professional and interdisciplinary team.
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

This is a great place to take kids and adults for that matter. The amount of species you get to see and the sea lion show are amazing There are lots of birds, turtles, alligators, fish, sea lions etc. Definitely worth the price of admission. Make sure you leave yourself a few hours to see it all.

Visited July 2012
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“loved it!”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Compared to mega places in US it is small, but the guide book rates this Aquarium as the best in Mexico. We (two adults) just loved it! (Even though only one of us understands Spanish) We spent about half a day and went to see three shows. Sea lions show is just wonderful (seat higher unless you want to get wet or be kissed by the animal). The parrot/bird show was nice too, but the swimming with sharks is a little bit scary (the guy was also feeding them too!) There are some other animals too and a museum with bones and such. No proper restaurant, but kiosks with snacks are available. The place is close to Sabado Centro bus stop, about 10 min ride from golden zone.

Visited June 2012
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Portland, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“Nice place for a short trip”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

The sea lion and bird shows were great. The other fish tanks were small but nice to see. They had a great variety of animals- more ofa zoo almost. It was a good excursion for us.

Visited June 2012
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Great lakes
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great for kids”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Its a great afternoon for kids. With its display of marine and animal life. It has a great bird show thats sure to entertain. I has a new tank for marine life and a show with divers swiming in a tank with sharks.

Visited July 2011
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Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A Good Side Trip!!”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

The Acuario Mazatlan is a small aquarium, which includes a sea lion show, bird show, aviary, and several other mammals and birds. The aquarium itself is small and has several displays with local fish, turtles, and sharks, there is also a small museum type area. The sea lion show is a lot of fun and you get to get a kiss from them and take a picture as well. The same goes for the bird show. Its a great little side attraction fun for all ages. Don't go in with the expectation of world class aquarium such as the Seattle, Atlanta, Baltimore, Newport Aquariums, keep in mind it is Mexico and I'm sure the funding is a bit low.

Visited May 2012
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