Delphinus Punta Cancún

#9 in Best Things To Do in Cancun
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Key Info

Punta Cancun Blvd. km. 5

Price & Hours

Prices vary by experience
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily

Details

Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools, Zoos and Aquariums Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.6scorecard
  • 2.5Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Operating out of the Hyatt Ziva in the Hotel Zone, Delphinus Punta Cancún allows visitors to swim with dolphins. The facility offers multiple programs, each focused on a different type of interaction with the dolphins. For example, the "Dolphin Ride" program allows visitors to swim with the dolphins, while "The One" allows swimmers to get to know one specific dolphin over the course of 45 minutes. 

Recent visitors raved about their experience and said it's particularly well suited to children 5 years and older. Along with the interaction with the animals, visitors are also given a short presentation on the animals and their environment. The only complaint among past visitors pertained to the prices (especially for photos), which some described as "ridiculous." 

Delphinus is based in the Hyatt Ziva. Schedules and prices vary depending on which program you choose: For example, "The One" costs $424.15 if booked online and $499 if booked on-site, while the "Dolphin Ride" costs $92.65 if booked online and $109 if booked on-site. Transportation from other properties within the Hotel Zone is available for an additional fee. The attraction welcomes visitors daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit Delphinus' website.

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Chichén Itzá is a large Mayan archaeological site and one of the most notable and recognized landmarks on the Yucatán. The site itself was originally a main hub of Mayan civilization and has since been named a UNESCO World Heritage site. The focal point of the ruins is the pyramid-like El Castillo that was once used by Mayans as a temple to the god Kukulkan. 

Unfortunately, because of its fame, Chichén Itzá is crawling with tourists trying to snap a picture of one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Nevertheless, the spectacular ruins are well worth it, even for the jaded traveler. You can avoid crowds by visiting the site in the early morning before the throngs of tour buses arrive. Recent visitors also advised bringing water and bug repellent and wearing appropriate footwear and a hat. 

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