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Playa del Carmen: Dolphin Encounter with Traditional Meals

Make the best of your Playa del Carmen holiday and head to Dolphin Discovery, where you can experience a dolphin encounter! Get nose to bottlenose, shake hands, kiss, hug and play with these playful sea creatures as you make memories to last a lifetime.


  • Experience swimming with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery in Playa del Carmen
  • Learn about dolphin habits, behaviors and their incredible communication abilities
  • Interact with the dolphins, play with them, try a handshake, and kiss and hug them
  • Your ticket also includes a delicious traditional meal at the Cocotales restaurant


  • Entry into Dolphin Discovery
  • 5 min of orientation
  • 30 min with the dolphins
  • Food (5 options to choose from)
  • Amenities: lounge chairs, showers, lockers, beach access


  • Drinks
  • Photos of your experience with dolphins
  • Other activities in Playa del Carmen or Maroma
  • Transportation to or from this location

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

your experience

Enjoy a fun-filled holiday in Riviera Maya, more specifically Playa del Carmen. Relax as you soak in the sandy white beaches and turquoise sea waters, and go swimming with adorable dolphins! Get up close and personal with these fantastic marine animals through the Dolphin Encounter program at Dolphin Discovery. After a brief orientation, make your way into the water and play with the friendly dolphins. You can also go for a handshake, hug or a kiss! Even non-swimmers can participate in this experience as you’ll be standing on a submerged platform. Later, when you’ve built up an appetite, head to the Cocotales restaurant and choose from 5 dishes to feast on: hamburgers, Fish Ceviches, Chicken Fajitas, Green Salad and Caesar Salad.

know before you go

Important Information

  • An additional cost of $150 MXN for companions will be levied if you require transportation and access to the beach club (lounge chairs, showers, lockers, beach access)
  • Currently, the facility is NOT accepting US dollars in cash (check-in, restaurant, boutique, and photos). However, they do accept Mexican pesos in cash. If you want to use an international credit or debit card, payments will be done in Mexican or US currency
  • External food and drinks are not allowed in the premises
  • At Dolphin Playa in Maroma, groups are limited to a maximum of 20 people for a better experience
  • The use of life jackets is mandatory in all aquatic programs
  • Children taller than 1.40 m will be able to participate alone in any program when paying the adult rate
  • Children with a height of 1.21 m and up to 1.40 m will be able to participate alone in the Encounter program
  • Children with a height of 1 m and up to 1.20 m may participate in the Encounter program accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket
  • Children shorter than 1 m will be considered infants and will carry out Encounter program activities regardless of the program in which they participate (it is a requirement that they adjust their vest)
  • For security reasons, the use of underwater cameras is not allowed. However, professional photographs will be available for purchase
  • Don't forget to use biodegradable sunscreen to take care of your skin, the environment and the marine species
  • For safety reasons, women who are 5 months pregnant or less, can only participate in the Dolphin Encounter program accompanied by another adult and after signing the responsibility form
  • Women with more than 5 months of pregnancy cannot participate in any of the water activities
  • Remember to arrive 30 minutes before your program since you will receive an orientation
  • It is recommended that you bring towels, as well as cash for taxis, purchases, meals and other expenses


Daily at 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM and 3:30 PM

Discounted Tickets

Ages 5yrs and below go free. Ages 6-12yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly
  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the ticket redemption point
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Your ticket redemption point is at Dolphin Discovery Playa del Carmen Maroma, Carretera Chetumal-Pto. Juárez Km. 503 + 200 El dorado Maroma Solidaridad Punta Maroma, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
  • To locate the meeting point on Google Maps, simply search for - Dolphin Discovery Playa del Carmen Maroma
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Getting There

  • By Car: Take the Highway 307 (Carretera 307) that goes from north to south along the Mexican Caribbean coast
  • While leaving from Cancun, follow the signs to Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Puerto Aventuras is located between Xcaret and Xpu-Ha
  • The signs are very clear. Once you get to Puerto Aventuras complex, you will find the signs that will lead you to Dolphin Discovery facilities


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