Dolphin Discovery, Playa del Carmen

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#57 of 213 in Outdoors in Playa del Carmen
Tick another item off your bucket list at Dolphin Discovery, a center that lets you swim with friendly dolphins. Under the guidance of the trained staff members, you can swim and play with the personable, intelligent marine mammals, either by yourself or in a group. Learn from the staff about the behavior of dolphins in the wild, and the challenges currently facing them in their natural habitat. You'll also gain an understanding of what the center does to conserve the dolphin population in the area. Plan to see Dolphin Discovery and other attractions that appeal to you using our Playa del Carmen trip planner.
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  • My son (age 7) and I did the Royal Swim. I would highly recommend this option since the other groups seemed much larger and ours was limited to just a few people, while everyone else enjoyed the compa...  more »
  • Great experience! I would go again. We were on vacation with our two boys ages 12 & 14. They have photographers there that take lots of candid pics that turned out great!  more »
  • We visited the Dolphin experience on Monday , we did the Royal swim as we were told we would have an hour with the dolphins (in reality it was more like a total of 15 mins ) I have to say the animals ...  more »

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Look no farther than the shorefront if you're after a luxury hotel or resort with a swimming pool--some of the largest and most lavish options lie a few minutes from the town center, offering spacious settings and impeccable views over the water. The town center--especially the main street, Quinta Avenida--brims with smaller and more budget-friendly accommodations, a bit farther from the beach but just a stone's throw from a wide range of eateries and night spots.
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