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Xcaret, Playa del Carmen: 13 reviews and 20 photos

This is not so much a "theme park" I would say as it is a nature preserve. Lots of bizarre animals in natural settings, not caged, but contained. Creatively.

For $80US in 1999 I swam with dolphins. This is not Hawaii where you have goggles and you tell them to do tricks and watch underwater, this is 3 dolphins to every human, 20 minutes just hanging out in the pool with them, surrounded ! Touching them, kissing them, talking to them, whatever you like. Plus!!! You line up and they all jump over you...AND at the end of your little visit, you lay on your stomach with your arms in the air and all of the sudden, there are 2 noses tickling the arches of your feet. Then, off you go, at dolphin speed, flying through the air (well, half air, half water) like Superman! A fabulous end to a fabulous visit with some fabulous creatures.

They have GREAT "froofy" drinks at the cabana bar and surprisingly bountiful snorkeling as well.

There are hammocks along the ocean to relax in when you need a break, and..... well, I could keep going, but you wouldn't have any surprises, so, go. Enjoy.

Address: Near the town of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 20, 2004
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