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January 04, 2017

From AR to Swimming with Dolphins: Top 5 Best Aquariums in Mexico

Marine life is one of the most spectacular wonders of Nature. Unfortunately, seeing it up close is a bit complicated, especially if you want to see those species that live way under the sea.

Aquariums, however, can solve this problem, since they give us the opportunity to get closer to these creatures and their environment in a safer way. If you’d like to be so close to a shark that you could count its teeth, discover unique fish species in Mexico, or swim with dolphins in Cancun, you’re in the right place.

This is a list where you’ll find the best 5 aquariums in Mexico, including Cancun Aquarium. Discover them!

1. Inbursa Aquarium, Mexico City

You’ve probably heard about Inbursa Aquarium. It opened its doors in 2014 and is the biggest of its kind in Mexico, with an area of 3,500 square meters, 48 exhibition rooms, 230 species and more than 5,000 aquatic animals. Besides, did you know that is the only underground aquarium in Latin America?

What can you find?

Sharks are one of the biggest attractions of this center, since you can find many different varieties of this specie. However, you can also find jellyfish, turtles, corals, starfish and stingrays.

Unique features

Through an augmented reality app, RA Infinitum, you will be able to scan images and explanations in third dimension on your Tablet or Smartphone.

2. Interactive Aquarium Cancun

The Great Mayan Reef, located in the Caribbean, is the second biggest reef in the world and it houses a diversity of marine life that can’t often be see but that you can find in this marine life center placed inside La Isla, a mall in the hotel area of Cancun.

What can you find?

In this aquarium, you’ll find turtles, rays, starfish, seahorses, clown fish, dolphins, sea wolves and 142 other species. If this is not enough for you, you’ll be able to see other wonderful creatures through an incredible activity named Delphinus Trek. This trek is special because you will walk and breathe naturally under water to observe the wonders of the sea. And no need to worry, this activity is way easier than snorkeling.

Unique features

If dolphins are your favorite animal, the Cancun Aquarium is one of the places you must visit in Mexico. In this center, you’ll find several interactive activities and different types of swims with dolphins, ideal for couples, families and groups of friends.

Swim with dolphins at the INTERACTIVE AQUARIUM CANCUN

3. Veracruz Aquarium

Veracruz Aquarium is one of the most famous centers for marine life in the country and it has the biggest tanks in Latin America. It opened in 1991, its main purpose is to show the typical species of the area and it quickly became one of the most interesting sights in the city.

What can you find?

It isn’t possible to swim with dolphins here but you can enjoy the designated areas for sharks, manatees, dolphins and penguins. You’ll also see jellyfish, blindfish and the classic “pejelagarto”.

Unique features

Besides the aquatic area, this center has a terrestrial ecosystem recreation, which looks like a jungle. In this area, you’ll find several birds flying free and many reptiles.

4. Guadalajara Aquarium

Measuring over 2,800 square meters, this enclosure is one of two aquariums in this list that is not located in a coastal city. However, even if Guadalajara is not a beach destination, it has one of the best aquariums in Mexico inside its Zoo.

What can you find?

During your visit, you’ll see 15 panoramic tanks: 7 of fresh water, 6 of saltwater and 2 mangroves. Here you’ll see marine animals from all over the world.

Unique features

One of the most attractive features is a transparent tunnel of 8 meters long, through which you’ll walk and appreciate the most authentic marine life behavior.

Mazatlan Aquarium

Did you know that Mazatlan Aquarium is the only of its kind with a program for turtle preservation? It also has a Sea Museum and other educational institutions where you can learn more about marine life.

What can you find?

Inaugurated in 1980, the aquarium has 52 tanks with rays, snappers and lemon sharks. You’ll also see sea wolves in a magnificent show.

Unique features

The Oceanic Fish Tank is the jewel in the crown. Here, you’ll find species from the California Gulf, considered as the aquarium of the world.

Indeed, sea life is a miracle you can’t miss. During your next vacation to the Riviera Maya, be part of it and enjoy the types of swims with dolphins in Cancun that only Delphinus can offer you.