Acuario de Veracruz, Veracruz

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Must see · Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
Discover the underwater treasures of Mexico at Acuario de Veracruz, renowned for its use of modern technology. Stroll the halls of the aquarium and observe numerous aquatic species up close. Pay a visit to the freshwater gallery, where you can admire numerous fish species, as well as local jungle animals and plants, such as toucans, crocodiles, turtles, orchids, and a boa constrictor. Witness vibrant fish swimming in the reef tank, where octopuses and moray eels coexist with lobster, shrimp, and seahorses. Later, you can admire the sharks and manatees in their respective tanks, as well as visit the outdoor pool filled with sea turtles. Use our Veracruz day trip planner to visit Acuario de Veracruz on your trip to Veracruz, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We had the opportunity to take the penguin experience and the swimming with the sharks, the girl that gave us the explanation about the penguins was wonderful and the shark swimming was awesome. They....  more »
  • Many animals and good sized aquarium. Crowded but also not so expensive so it’s ok. This place can be seen in 1.5 or 2 hours  more »
  • Nice attraction in Veracruz. Interesting and educational. Liked that there are medium size sharks and dolphins. I didn't like that it is a very small place for many people at the same time. I recommend purchasing the tickets online to avoid the long wait lines.
  • I spent a great time with my husband and our 1 year old son. The line to get tickets was huge (it was a Sunday)! but it was worth it. I have visited this place since I was a little girl, so it's a family tradition and I was eager to take my son there. It doesn't matter how many times you visit this place, there's something new every time.
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