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Swimming with Dolphins in Cuba

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They're smart, graceful and so darn adorable - who can't resist dolphins?  Watching these beautiful creatures from behind a glass wall in an aquarium is fine, but swimming with dolphins, now there's an adventure that you'll always remember.  Fortunately, there are several  facilities in Cuba that present entertaining dolphin shows, then allow visitors to swim with the dolphins. Most dolphin swims cost $30 or more and last around 15 to 20 minutes.

Aquarium at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park 

The biggest facility in Cuba, this aquarium has large ocean pens where guests can swim with the dolphins. Pay a little extra, and the dolphins will even push you through the water.

Carretera a Duardalavaca km 54
Phone: 537 53 2 43 0132

Acuario de Bacanao in Santiago de Cuba
Enjoy a sea lion and dolphin show in addition to swimming with dolphins at this aquarium.

Carretera Bacanao km 27,5
Santiago de Cuba
Phone: 53 7 22 35 6156

Varadero Delfinario
Its location in Punta Hicacos Nature Park allows guests to not only swim with dolphins, but enjoy other outdoor activities lsuch as horseback riding.  Dolphin shows are presented daily.

Punta Hicacos Natural Park
Autopista Sur
Phone: 53 5 66 8031

Delfinario at Playa Rancho Luna

The newest addition to Cuba's dolphin swimming market, this facility is fresh and spiffy, if a bit smaller than some of the others. Constructed around a natural cove, the delfinario also has shows and photo sessions with dolphins for those who don't want to get in the water.

Playa Rancho Luna
Phone: 04 3 54 8120
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