El Acuario de Playa is a Mexican company developed by a group of experts in marine life, with a passion for creating entertainment spaces for all audiences that are fun, educational and that generate an awareness of respect for the oceans and its flora and fauna while providing an incredible interactive experience.
We have more than 200 species distributed over 3 floors that contain 45 themed exhibitions offering diverse environments for the enjoyment of our visitors.
This exhibit takes you into abandoned Mayan ruins where you’ll meet the descendants of the enigmatic dinosaurs, the magnificent reptiles. These animals are cold-blooded and require sunlight to warm their bodies.
In the Terrarium you will see species such as geckos, dart frogs, Russian turtles, Burmese python and more!
This exhibition is a real trip, a labyrinth that will transport you 550 million years back in time where you can find the famous jellyfish, animals so old that they have not developed brains, eyes, blood or hearts. They were one of the first organisms to colonize the prehistoric oceans and they continue to thrive thanks to the complex adaptations that have allowed them to survive 5 massive extinctions, including the one of the dinosaurs.
You will learn about the two largest and most important barrier reefs found in the world: one is right in front of Playa del Carmen in the Mexican Caribbean and the largest is located in Australia. Get to know more than 500 colorful specimens that thrive in these important ecosystems. You will meet a wide variety of species including the blue surgeon better known as "Dory", the clown fish best known as “Nemo”, seahorses, lionfish and so much more!
You’ve met the sharks, now meet their family! In this exhibit you will get to know their cousins, the stingrays. You will find two species of rays, the whipray and the guitarfish and the cazón shark aka the dogfish.
Enter a sunken pirate ship with a crew of sharks! The Mexican Caribbean was the realm of pirates and it is in honor of them that we have created the largest exhibit in the aquarium with 300 000 liters of saltwater that is home to nurse sharks, black tips, leopard sharks, and snappers.
In the Yucatan Peninsula you’ll discover “cenotes”, natural limestone sinkholes full of fresh water. In this exhibit you will discover a representation of these magical places that are sacred to the Maya.
This colorful exhibit featuring a Caribbean Village aims to raise awareness about the great damage we have done to oceans and beaches and what we can do to solve this worldwide problem.
You will see spiny lobsters, learn about our program of coral reproduction and even touch the sea urchins and starfishes.