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    A memory you will take with you forever.

    by Dutchnatasja Written Nov 26, 2004

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    Amazing experience

    Dolphin swim program

    Experience the magical sensation of swimming with dolphins in paradise! Xcaret gives you the chance swim with the most intelligent and charismatic species in the ocean, dolphin. Play, learn and interact with our fascinating and friendly bottlenose dolphins that truly enjoy human company. During the dolphin swim program at Xcaret, a group dolphins will swim freely with you long enough to allow time for play and time for touching them and to feel that special connection. There are expert dolphin trainers, they will give you a complete explanation about their anatomy, psychology, nature and incredible ways of communicating under water.

    Swim with dolphins Rates:

    * Regular Price US $115.00 per person (1 hour)
    * Internet Price US $104.00 per persons (1 hour)

    Some information:

    * In order to participate in any program you must buy a ticket to enter the park. It's important to arrive early and sign up immediately. I strongly suggest being there at opening or even waiting at the gates.

    * You can't use just any sun protection during the day if you are planning on swimming with the dolphins - it has to be a particular product to keep them safe from the harmful ingredients in most products.)

    * Park Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Winter) and 10:00 p.m. (Summer)

    * Basic Admission: Adult US $49.00 and children US $25.00 (ages 5-12)

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    History

    by solopes Updated Jun 9, 2012

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    Xcaret - Mexico

    Xcaret is a mixed park, with a little of almost everything to suit all tastes.

    Being mainly an amusement park, nature prevails and history is also present with some historic basic remains. At least by the time we were there, because they were still excavating...

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    Swim with the dolphins

    by solopes Updated Dec 27, 2013

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    Xcaret

    It's expensive, but if you don't book early in the morning, forget it.

    The experience of swimming with the dolphins in a large pool is reserved only for a few visitors, but everybody may watch it. And what a show!

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    The reason for the Mayan riviera

    by MrCockles Written Jan 4, 2006

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    This park is like no amusement park I've ever been to. It's crammed full of things you'll have never witnessed before unless perhaps you live around here. It's like a zoo only you can really get in there and be part of the animals day. Whether they want you to be, I think probably not. Nevertheless you do feel like you're in the middle of the jungle even though there seem to be a lot of people about. We were lucky to be staying in the luxury resort next door so we had free entry to the park on one of the days and managed to wangle a couple more entries as we organised a couple of excursions like snuba and the dolphins. You must do the dolphin thing. It is expensive but to keep the dolphins in a manner which isn't too much like canning sardines they need it. It's not too short and you get to do everything you could want to with the dolphins. Like being thrown almost out of the pool by them, (keep your shorts tied on well, I nearly lost mine) ,getting them to swim around you, asking them to sing for you and even giving them a kiss on the nose, (though I did feel a bit stupid afterwards). After this you can just sunbathe, drink out of pineapples, float on a rubber ring, swim down underground tunnels, see authentic Mayan dances and rituals (scary!), look at all the animals, see crazy flying people the list is endless!!

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    Maya ruins…

    by Ronald_T Written Jun 10, 2003

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    Maya ruins���


    According to archaeologists, pilgrims came from all over the Yucatan Peninsula to purify their bodies and souls in the sacred waters of the cenote (natural sink hole) and in ritual temascales (sweat baths), before journeying to Cozumel to worship Ixchel, the goddess of fertility…

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    The Panpantla Flyers…

    by Ronald_T Written Jun 11, 2003

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    The Panpantla Flyers���


    Something we missed on our trip here was to watch the Panpantla Flyers. There are a few shows a day from it. Nevertheless, we went every time to late. I feel really sorry for that, but I hope to go back and visit the park again. The Panpantla Flyers from the state of Veracruz perform an ancient Totoanac ritual, dedicated to the sun or the spring god, the purpose which is the renewed fertility of the land. The main priest climbs to the upper platform, where he initiates the ritual by greeting the four cardinal points, starting with the east, birthplace of the sun. The four birdmen then launch themselves into the air, arms wide, to commence their 13 respective turns around the pole. They move in the same direction as the earth and taken together, their 52 rotations symbolize the prehispanic’s most significant block of time; it is the end of one cycle of well-being and the birth of another…

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    Swimming with dolphins or dolphins and her babies

    by xcaret09 Updated Mar 18, 2009
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    I was at Xcaret last week, and definitly it became one of my favorite places to go to. I found out that there is this new attraction, and is one of a kind in the world.

    Xcaret has the largest breed of dolphins in the world, in fact all the money earned from photos and videos of your experience while swimming with dolphins goes to the preservation of this beautyfull animals.

    This year there were about 11 baby dolphins borned at Xcaret's delphinarium. It was really an incredible sight just to look around it, without even swimming with them. Just an amazing experience to look at the baby dolphins swimming with the mothers, copying every movement they make.

    So I deciced to go in and swim with the dolphins, turns out this new attraction at Xcaret, includes swimming with the baby dolphins and their mothers. A one of a kind experience, the way the breeds just let you go near them and be part of their lives for a moment, and how the mothers are so friendly they won't even think of harming you if you go near their babies.

    Every mother and baby dolphin enjoyed being part of this attraction, and their trainers are so aware of their needs and are really commited to the dolphins well being and healty wroth. Definitly a one of a kind lifetime exprience.

    Xcaret, definitly an eco friendly companay it's one of Mexico's most important theme parks and definitly when you go to Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Tulum or anywhere near Xcaret.

    I highly recommend this experience.

    The best part you can get 10% off on ticket entrance and activities sucha as swimming with dolphins if oy visit Xcaret's official site.

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    Swimming with dolphins or dolphins and her babies

    by xcaret09 Written Mar 18, 2009
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    I was at Xcaret last week, and definitly it became one of my favorite places to go to. I found out that there is this new attraction, and is one of a kind in the world.

    Xcaret has the largest breed of dolphins in the world, in fact all the money earned from photos and videos of your experience while swimming with dolphins goes to the preservation of this beautyfull animals.

    This year there were about 11 baby dolphins borned at Xcaret's delphinarium. It was really an incredible sight just to look around it, without even swimming with them. Just an amazing experience to look at the baby dolphins swimming with the mothers, copying every movement they make.

    So I deciced to go in and swim with the dolphins, turns out this new attraction at Xcaret, includes swimming with the baby dolphins and their mothers. A one of a kind experience, the way the breeds just let you go near them and be part of their lives for a moment, and how the mothers are so friendly they won't even think of harming you if you go near their babies.

    Every mother and baby dolphin enjoyed being part of this attraction, and their trainers are so aware of their needs and are really commited to the dolphins well being and healty wroth. Definitly a one of a kind lifetime exprience.

    Xcaret, definitly an eco friendly companay it's one of Mexico's most important theme parks and definitly when you go to Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Tulum or anywhere near Xcaret.

    I highly recommend this experience.

    The best part you can get 10% off on ticket entrance and activities sucha as swimming with dolphins if oy visit Xcaret's official site.

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    • Family Travel
    • Diving and Snorkeling

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    Kids

    by solopes Updated Dec 14, 2013
    Xcaret - Mexico

    Xcaret was a paradise for the kids - excellent to swim, the many attractions well integrated with Nature, were a never ending motif for constant discoveries and enthusiasm. The day is short, in Xcaret!

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  • Xcaret park

    by MJH_canada Written Jun 21, 2004

    a really nice place with many animals, flowers, butterflys,... you can swim into an underground river, swim with the dolphins ($$).

    Check for all the shows during the day on the site. The pre-hispanic dances where very impressive.

    The night show is a must see!

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    Flying Men

    by cet128 Written Jun 2, 2003
    Better them than me.

    We were walking along a path and suddenly came upon a clearing where there was a show going on. Somehow or other the wooden disk spins around the pole and feeds out the ropes that are attached to the ankles of each man. As the rope feeds out the men get closer and closer to the ground. The centrifical force swings them in a pretty big circle also. There was more to the act but I can't remember at this time.

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    The Mayan Ball Game Arena…

    by Ronald_T Written Jun 12, 2003
    The Mayan Ball Game Arena���


    The game is like soccer game with that different that they hit the ball with all parts of the body, except hands and feet’s. The goal is in this case a ring. The ball has to be played through that ring to make a point…

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    Spanish Conquer Show

    by supermediania Written May 29, 2004

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    Spanish Conquer Show

    At the Park you could also see a Pelota's game show and a recreation of the Spanish Conquer.

    The history show us, the peple from Spain, that we were the bad guys at this time.

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    One outing that is well...

    by guybert Written Sep 22, 2002

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    One outing that is well worth the money is to go to Xcaret.
    It's a park that has all kinds of activities for the whole family, lots of wildlife to see & also has some great evening shows.

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    Swim with the dolphins…

    by Ronald_T Updated Jun 12, 2003

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    Swimming with the dolphins...


    Swimming with the dolphins is an unforgettable experience well worth to sharing with these mystical creatures…

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