Varadero is a resort town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, and one of the largest resort areas in the Caribbean.
The Dolphinarium was founded on 1984 and today 13 dolphins live here and with the help of experts and the trainers offer us a spectacular on-line show to all the visitors that want to tell a great experiencet. The center of the place is an enormous swimming pool surrounded by trees and plants, a place where dolphins live calm and well-kept.
This Dolphinarium is located in a natural the mangrove lagoon near the Chapelin Marina. There are usually 2 dolphin shows (about 35-40 minutes each) daily, at 11:00 am and 3:30 pm. After the show you can get your pictures taken with a dolphin (on a platform, not in the water) for an extra 5 CUC. Visitors can also swim and interact with the dolphins (approximately 20 minutes) and get to perform different tricks with these graceful animals.
You can go by yourself and pay at the entrance (prices below), or you can book the Swim with Dolphins Excursion (including transportation) from a tour operator representative at your hotel or downtown.
- Show only: 20 CUC
- Swim with dolphins: 60 CUC
- Photo with a dolphin: 5 CUC
- Parking fee: 2 CUC
- Camera fee: 5 CUC if you want to use your own camera or camcorder.
An optional photo service is offered at extra cost during the "swim with dolphins" interaction.
When swimming with dolphins :
- Wear as little jewellery as possible as it may hurt the dolphins' skin.
- Do not have sun tan lotion recently applied as it may affect the dolphins' sight.
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Coming from Habana, first you need take the White Via until arrive to Matanzas province, it will take you only 1 hour. Then you have to continue to Varadero city, take the Southern highway until 30 Street and turn left.See on map