Whenever you visit a beach destination you may feel curious about the wonders of coastal ecosystems or, even more, be anxious to explore the depths of the sea. Luckily, you don’t need to hire an expedition by boat or a costly underwater guide to do so, since many coastal cities like Cancun have local aquariums you can check out.
In addition to knowing and learning more about marine species, at these facilities you can also enjoy a day of wholesome entertainment, with educational activities and special attractions to make you feel a part of nature and care more about the planet.
Besides, most aquariums have an in-house body of researchers, responsible for studying and preserving the specimens on display.
For all these reasons, the next time you go to Cancun you cannot miss the Interactive Aquarium, a must visit if you are passionate about the mysteries of the sea and its creatures.
Location and recommendations
At the 12.5 kilometer mark in the main avenue of the Hotel Zone, La Isla Shopping Village is easy to reach and accessible to everyone and is also home of the Interactive Aquarium of Cancun.
We recommend you to arrive early to make the rounds calmly and see everything this place has to offer, so you can have a truly enjoyable experience.
At the end of your visit you can hit the shops, boutiques, and restaurants, and marvel with the spectacular sunset views at the pier, next to the shopping center.
Species on display
Among the more than 140 species that the Aquarium houses—in environments typical of their ecosystems—, you’ll be able to appreciate some aquatic animals like:
• Clownfish (like Nemo!)
• Lionfish (invasive species of the Caribbean)
• Sea Wolf
• Nurse sharks
• And of course, dolphins!
And you’ll be glad to know that it’s possible for you to touch some of these species… and you can even swim with dolphins!
With this optional feature, you’ll not only be able to embrace the dolphins but also to go underwater with them… surely, your mind will be blown by watching up close these extraordinary mammals of the sea.
To ensure that all visitors enjoy a truly interactive experience, the space is divided into 3 main areas:
- Fish tanks area. You can see up close many species of fish and marine corals.
- Contact area. You can touch and feed rays, or hold a starfish in your hands. Doesn’t it sound awesome?
- Dolphin area. Here you will have the opportunity to interact and appreciate the magnificence of one of the most intelligent mammals on the planet. There are several types of swims, according to the number of people with whom you are going to share the experience.
And to end your visit with a bang, you’ll be able to see a free show with dolphins and sea lions.
As you see, an aquarium is a great place both for children and adults to live a unique marine experience. Next to that, you can opt for a swim with dolphins so you can wrap up a lovely day with everlasting memories. Don’t miss out! Plan your visit to the Interactive Aquarium of Cancun.