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🐬 Where can I find dolphins in the Mayan Riviera?
💧 Well, you could easily find lots of them in captivity in the numerous parks around the area. But the real question here is:
🐬 Should I visit one of this parks?
💧 We strongly advise NOT to visit this kind of parks, and we have our reasons:
👉 To begin with, in order to put these lovely animals in a swimming pool for your amusement, most of them are captured in the open ocean; so they go from having an entire ocean to live in freedom with their families to live permanently in an extremely chemical swimming pool. If the animals they capture are not "pretty" enough to exhibit in a park, they will just sacrifice it and sell it as food, or just kill it.
👉 Dolphins normally swim long distances in their natural environment, reason why these small pools causes lot of stress on them. Because of the chlorine in the water some of them may even lose sight.
👉 There is an actual risk to get viral/bacterian diseases in these close interactions.
👉 Dolphins may seem to be smiling all the time but don't cheat yourself: this doesn't mean they are happy living in captivity.
Animals are wildlife, they are part of a very sensitive ecosystem and belong to nature. They are not amusement toys for us to have fun.
🐬 But I would really like to meet these animals, it's my dream! What should I do instead?
💧 We suggest you to go some place where you can find them swimming freely and truly happy for the interaction with humans, because they are choosing to do so. You will find them to be as fun, intelligent and cute as in these jails but: actually choosing to interact with you.
🐬 Where can I do this in the Mayan Riviera?
💧 Tours to Sian Kaan protected reserve and Holbox Island both include boat rides where you will find dolphins jumping and really laughing (besides lots of other happy species). Send us a DM for more info!
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