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“lack luster”
Review of Acuario Mazatlan

Acuario Mazatlan
Ranked #9 of 101 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“lack luster”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

not much to offer. It is small. There is a nice garden with different zoo type exhibits. It costs about $9.00

Visited April 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Waterloo, Canada
Level Contributor
81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Small enclosures, variety of species”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

The kids thought this aquarium was okay. I liked seeing the different types of fish, and we attended the seal show, which was typical for an aquarium. There was one pen with two raccoons which I thought was odd, and the raccoon was pacing back and forth - sad. The enclosures were quite small, but note that I'm not a fan of zoos in general.

Visited April 2013
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fairmont hotsprings
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71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good for the kids”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice way to get close to the animals. It was not a full day, but a good way to spend a couple of hours. The shows were good, but all in Spanish. To bad the time share people were all over the place! We worth the price of admission, and don't miss the seal show!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank lexywil
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Eugene, Oregon
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“All in all, a disappointment.”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

While visiting Mazatlan we went to this attraction, but were quite disappointed. They are eager enough to have visitors from the US and have a ticket-window person who can speak English, but once inside, no translations were provided. That means all the shows were narrated in Spanish only so the best we could do was just watch. I just wish they would have told us that; Mazatlan has many tourists and lots of other place provide a translation. The bird show was cute but the seal show only included one seal and lasted maybe 12-15 minutes. Many of the fish and reptile tank were somewhat cloudy so the fish inside were difficult to find. All in all quite a disappointment.

Visited March 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Better Then Expected”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Aquarium is worth the 90 peso per person (7.50 usd), all the shows were sequenced giving you 10 minutes to move to the next venue. It starts off with a diver going into the tank with the nurse sharks and waking them up to display to the crowd. The seal show was entertaining, do not seat directly opposite the stage upon entrance (wet), the parrot show was the best of the lot, we didn’t stay for the bird of prey show though. The display tanks were interesting seeing fish of many varieties, the static displays were also interesting especially the whale skeleton.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank rocktunes
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