Dolphin Discovery

Make your vacation of a lifetime even more special by adding some dolphins into the mix. Dolphin Discovery offers a number of possibilities, most ending with guests swimming with the dolphins.

Get ready to be up close and personal with some friendly sea animals. Dolphin Discovery offers four main programs that are sure to be remembered. They host the traditional dolphin swim, where you get to swim along side dolphins, or for a more intimate encounter you can opt for the Royal Swim, where the dolphin will push you through the water. Unlike many of the dolphin swims in Mexico, Dolphin Discovery also has a swim program that lets you swim not only with dolphins, but also sea lions and manatees, in a truly unique attraction. Then, for those not ready to be in the water with these animals, Dolphin Discovery also has a submerged platform that you step onto, bringing water to your knees. from here you can get a little closer to the dolphins without being in the water completely.


Dolphin Discovery is found in Puerto Aventuras, a neighborhood in the vicinity of La Gloria; it's to the northeast of Xpu Ha.

Nearby Restaurants

Visitors to this attraction will have no problem finding a meal, since you'll discover an exceptionally large selection of local dining spots in this general area. Richard's Pizzaria, which dishes out Italian meals, is also the closest restaurant to the zoo. It's only about less than a hundred yards away from Dolphin Discovery, so check it out and enjoy a meal. Art Cafe Crepe and Mediterraneo are some more food and drink options near Dolphin Discovery. At Mediterraneo you should be sure to test out Caribbean meals and experience the flavors of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of local attractions include Cedam Museum, which is about a hundred yards away Puerto Aventuras. Also consider heading over to Jardin Del Eden Cenote, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Zoos are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Dolphin Discovery
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Cedam Museum Museum 0.1 mi. (4.6 km) W Puerto Aventuras
Jardin Del Eden Cenote GeoFeature 1.5 mi. (2.5 km) WSW The vicinity of La Gloria
Cristalino Maya Cenote GeoFeature 1.5 mi. (2.5 km) WSW The vicinity of La Gloria
Kantun Chi Eco Park -- 1.6 mi. (2.4 km) WSW The vicinity of La Gloria
Tajmahal Cenote -- 3.1 mi. (1.9 km) WSW 1.2 mi. Northwest of Xpu Ha
Aktun Chen Cave System GeoFeature 11.1 mi. (9.9 km) W 6.2 mi. Northwest of Akumal
Puetra del Cielo Historic Site 11.8 mi. (3.6 km) NE 2.2 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen
Xcaret Maya Ruins Historic Site 12.6 mi. (2.3 km) NE 1.4 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen

More Information


The first swims begin around 9:00 a.m. and the last ones begin around 3:00 p.m.


There are four programs , each with their own price. The submerged platform costs $79(USD) for adults and $69(USD) for children. The regular swimming with dolphins costs $99(USD) while the dolphin push costs $139(USD). Finally, the swim with dolphin, manatees, and sea lions costs $179(USD).



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