Delfinario, Varadero

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#1 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Cuba
At Delfinario, see dolphins juggling basketballs, flying through hoops, and shooting goals in a large pool surrounded by lush vegetation. Catch one of the four daily shows between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. After each show, you can swim with the intelligent mammals, rub their bellies, and take pictures with them. Let the dolphins take you for a ride, flip you into the air, and kiss you. Other residents you can spot roaming freely including pelicans, seagulls, and iguanas. Note that the dolphins here are kept here in captivity; if that upsets you, you may want to avoid the dolphinarium. To visit Delfinario on your holiday in Varadero, and find out what else Varadero has to offer, use our Varadero trip tool .
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  • When you're around ten years old, swimming with dolphins seems like one of the coolest things in the world. It is not: In the wild, dolphins swim up to 100 miles a day in a straight line. Here they don't have space! They are not happy while performing tricks and swimming with humans!! THEY ARE NOT HERE TO ENTERTAIN AND EDUCATE!!!! Keeping another animal in captivity for our own needs is not acceptable in our modern society. Please, don't visit places with animals in captivity! Empty the parks, empty the tanks!!!
  • The Delfinario is located in a natural 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 plateform, 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.
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