Riviera Maya Dolphin Swims

The Riviera Maya offers 4 different swim with the dolphins locations and a further option over at the island of Cozumel.

All of the Riviera Maya dolphin swim locations take place in an open water environment, no artificial dolphinariums here.

Two of the dolphin swim locations take place within the famous eco parks of Xcaret and Xel Ha, so to enjoy swims here you'll also have to pay the price of your entrance ticket to the park in addition to your swim.


But if you don't want to visit the parks then there are also further options at Delphinus and Puerto Aventuras.

If you're in Cancun then you should use this page to start your research on the different dolphin swim options available nearby.

There is more detail, including program itineraries and prices, for each venue specific page which you can access by following the links provided below.

Here's a quick rundown of the different venues available in the Riviera Maya.


Delphinus Dolphin Swims:

Delphinus is located very close to Xcaret and it's dolphin swims are suitable for those who don't want to spend (and pay extra for) a full day at one of the eco parks. Delphinus is the only location that offers the underwater trek where you can interact with and observe the dolphins under the water.

More on Delphinus Dolphin Swims here.


Xel Ha Dolphin Swims:

Xel Ha is another eco park about 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. Like Xcaret, Xel Ha offers a full day out with plenty to see and do besides you're dolphin swim. Fantastic snorkeling is available in in this natural aquarium built by Mother Nature. The dolphin swims take place in a penned area of the warm Caribbean Sea.

More on Xel Ha Dolphin Swims here.


Xcaret Dolphin Swims:

Xcaret is a beautiful eco park located a little south of Playa del Carmen, about an hour from Cancun. In addition to the dolphin swim, there are an incredible amount of things to do and see here. Float down the underground river, see monkeys, jaguars, turtles and butterflies or take a dive or snorkel trip. The fantastic 2 hour Xcaret night show features music, dancing and lots of surprises. Xcaret is a great day out for all the family.

More on Xcaret Dolphin Swims here.


Puerto Aventuras Dolphin Swims:

Puerto Aventuras is 2 hours south of Cancun and an hour south of Playa del Carmen, this makes it a convenient place to swim with dolphins if you're staying in the Tulum area. The setting is built on a tropical island in the middle of a lagoon.

More on Puerto Aventuras Dolphin Swims here.




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