Cancun Dolphin Swims
Cancun offers 4 different swim with the dolphin locations within the Hotel Zone, and a further option at the nearby island of Isla Mujeres.
Whether it's a scenic and tranquil dolphin swim or a quick and convenient one, a full day out or a couple of hours of your precious vacation time, the different facilities available mean that there is something to suit all tastes and abilities, and chances are it's not going to be too far away from your Cancun hotel.
If you're staying further South in Playa del Carmen or elsewhere in the Riviera Maya then you should use this page to start your research on the different dolphin swim options available nearby including Xcaret and Xel Ha.
Here's a quick rundown of the different venues available in Cancun.
Several different programs are available which allow different levels of interactivity and amounts of time with the dolphins. There is more detail, including program itineraries and prices, for each venue specific page which you can access by following the links provided below.
Dreams Hotel Dolphin Swims:
Dreams hotel is the newest swim with dolphins facility in Cancun. Opened in 2007 there are a range of dolphin programs to choose from conveniently located within a few minutes of all the major hotels in Cancun. Although the dolphinarium is man made rather than a natural enclosure in the open sea it does provide the full range of dolphin activities and may be more suitable for younger children or those who dont like an open ocean environment.
More on Dreams Hotel Dolphin Swims here.
Isla Mujeres Dolphin Swims:
Isla Mujeres offers dolphin swims in perhaps the most beautiful setting in Cancun. A natural open water location the island is reached via a 30 minute ferry ride from one of several terminals that serve the island, but when you book a dolphin swim on Isla Mujeres your transportation is included. A trip to Isla Mujeres is a full day out and there are a ton of things to see and do whilst there in addition to your dolphin swim.
More on Isla Mujeres Dolphin Swims here.
La Isla Dolphin Swims:
La Isla, the biggest shopping mall in the Cancun Hotel Zone, provides the opportunity to swim with the dolphins in a large dolphinarium. While many prefer a more natural surrounding, the facilities at La Isla ensure that those who perhaps lack the confidence of swimming in an open ocean environment are also catered for. With hundreds of shops offering everything from top designer brands to vacation souvenirs, and scores of restaurants, La Isla is the ideal venue for those who don't want the dolphin swim to take up the majority of their day.
More on La Isla Dolphin Swims here.
Dolphinaris Dolphin Swims:
Dolphinaris is another of the open water dolphin swim settings, similar to the one at La Isla. In addition to the dolphin swim facility Wet and Wild is a large water fun park, so it's ideal for kids. With all the dolphin swims we have listed, entrance to the water park is included. Dolphinaris lies at the very end of the Cancun Hotel Zone but is no more than a 30 minute bus ride away.
More on Dolphinaris Dolphin Swims here.
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