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.


Located in Puerto Aventuras, Dolphin Discovery always welcomes vacationers rooming in this neighborhood or nearby. However, even if you aren't staying very close, you should feel free to stop by to check it out. From this location, Xpu Ha is to the south west.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be chowing down on food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this wildlife attraction. Richard's Pizzaria, which serves up Italian fare, is also the most convenient dining option from the zoo. Richard's Pizzaria is just around less than a hundred yards away from this wildlife attraction, so stop in and peruse the menu. Art Cafe Crepe and Mediterraneo are some of the other dining possibilities in close to this natural attraction. At Mediterraneo you and your group can sample Caribbean food and enjoy the Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean scene.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of nearby activities include Cedam Museum, which is about a hundred yards away Puerto Aventuras. Also, you might consider heading over to Jardin Del Eden Cenote, which is another attraction not far away.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this location are found in the following table.

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

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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).

Location: Puerto Aventuras, Mexico



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