Wow. I just had an amazing time as a dolphin trainer for a day at Dolphinaris Riviera Maya. It was a truly magical experience. We got to spend a lot of time with these marvelous dolphins. I’m going to take you through my day, from start to finish. You’ll get detailed play-by-play in a moment.
But first, let’s talk about how to get to Dolphinaris Riviera Maya.
The Riviera Maya is so much more than just Cancun. Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Puerto Aventuras and Tulum offer a wealth of distinct opportunities for world travelers. There are so many different activities, all at great prices. But when you want a surefire memory of a lifetime, you come to Dolphinaris.
Dolphinaris offers free shuttle from main hotels in the Riviera Maya, each with different conditions, for example: Pick up in the lobby, in motor lobby, hotel on the avenue or if the is smaller hotel is suggested make the pick up in a neighboring hotel. For more information by phone +52 998 8813030 or chat live into the website www.dolphinaris.com
Some hotels examples: Prince Bay, Barcelo, Playacar Zone, among others; but if you’re located in Playa del Carmen we have two pick up points:
If you prefer to take matters into your own hands, here are some more specific directions.
head south on the main (and only) highway. About 20-25 minutes later (about 15 miles) you should see Dolphinaris on the right-hand side. Pull in, park, and get ready for an enchanting day of memories.
Even shorter. Except this time, you’ll be heading north for about 15 minutes (12 miles) and you should see on your left-hand side. Again, there is only one highway, so that should simplify things.
Same as Akumal, except a bit longer. Head north for about 45 minutes (25 miles) and it will be on your left.
You’re in luck. You’re practically there. Hop in a car and head north for a couple of miles. Look for it on your left.
Swimming with dolphins in the Riviera Maya is unlike anything you’ve experienced before. You get to spend time with a sea mammal whose intelligence is second only to ours. The latest studies have detected the presence of “Von Economo neurons” in dolphin brains. Those specialized neurons are associated with emotions, social cognition and even “theory of mind—the ability to sense what others are thinking”.
When you encounter a dolphin, face to face, you understand something special is taking place. Something you’ve never experienced before. To share that unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience with your partner, children or friends only makes an incredible memory that much more amazing.
We hope our guide helps you with the question “how to get to Dolphinaris Riviera Maya”. If all else fails, there’s always Dolphinaris via Google maps.
Stay tuned for our next article, where I detail my time as “dolphin trainer for a day” at Dolphinaris Riviera Maya.