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Veracruz Aquarium

Spot exotic fish, dive with sharks, swim with dolphins and get up-close with tropical birds at this superb aquarium.

Visit the Veracruz Aquarium (Acuarió de Veracruz) for fascinating insight into life beneath the world’s oceans. Walk between tanks and through glass tunnels, discovering marine life from the Gulf of Mexico and much farther afield. Stand face-to-face with colorful aquatic creatures and deadly underwater predators, watch acrobatic displays and attend educational programs.

The aquarium contains several interconnecting exhibits with live animals, artifacts and informative displays. The tour starts in a recreation of Mexico’s Los Tuxtlas rain forest, where you can see a boa constrictor, toucan, macaw and turtles. Continue to the freshwater gallery, home to 30 species of fish native to the waters of the Amazonia, Asia, Africa and North America. Observe rays and sharks gliding elegantly amid multicolored corals in the spacious reef tank.

Next up is the saltwater area, featuring 13 tanks inhabited by fish and reptiles from everywhere from the Indo-Pacific to the Red Sea. Marvel at sharks while strolling through the acrylic tunnel. Brave visitors can opt to put on a wetsuit and submerge themselves in the water with the sharks in a translucent box for an extra fee. Nearby is a tank containing curiously shaped jellyfish and interactive kiosks.

Witness slow-moving manatees moving around their tank and bottlenose dolphins performing impressive tricks at the Dolphinarium. You can also pay to swim with the trained dolphins. Don’t leave without seeing the Humboldt penguin viewing area. Enjoy a personal meeting with these adorable aquatic birds for an additional fee and learn about their habits.

Find Veracruz Aquarium at Plaza Acuario, a retail and entertainment mall about a 10-minute drive south of the city center. Purchase an individual ticket for the aquarium or a combined ticket, which provides access to other attractions at the mall such as the Wax Museum of Veracruz and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! odditorium. The aquarium is open daily. Further information is available on the aquarium’s official website.


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Hotel Mar y Tierra Veracruz $25
Hotel Mar y Tierra Veracruz

Hotel Mar y Tierra Veracruz

Cap, de Fragata Pedro Sainz De Baranda, Veracruz
     
    3.9
    of 5, from 456 reviews
    2.5 out of 5.0

    Located in Malecon, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bastion of Santiago Museum and Veracruz Cathedral. Carranza Lighthouse and Naval Historical Museum are also within 10 minutes.

    Balajú Hotel & Suites $40
    Balajú Hotel & Suites

    Balajú Hotel & Suites

    Boulevard Ávila Camacho # 1371, Veracruz
       
      4.2
      of 5, from 345 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Malecon, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Veracruz Wax Museum and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Veracruz Cathedral. Veracruz Aquarium and UNIMEX Mexican University Veracruz are also within 15 minutes.

      Howard Johnson Hotel Veracruz $28
      Howard Johnson Hotel Veracruz

      Howard Johnson Hotel Veracruz

      Blvd. Avila Camacho 1263, Veracruz
         
        3.4
        of 5, from 169 reviews
        2.0 out of 5.0

        Located in Malecon, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Veracruz Wax Museum and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Veracruz Cathedral. Veracruz Aquarium and UNIMEX Mexican University Veracruz are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Comfort Inn Veracruz $38
        Comfort Inn Veracruz

        Comfort Inn Veracruz

        Boulevard Manuel Avila Camacho, Veracruz
           
          4.0
          of 5, from 157 reviews
          2.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Malecon, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Veracruz Aquarium and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Veracruz Cathedral. Veracruz Wax Museum and UNIMEX Mexican University Veracruz are also within 15 minutes.

          Hotel Delfines
          Hotel Delfines

          Hotel Delfines

          Av. 16 de Septiembre #1863, Veracruz
             
            4.0
            of 5, from 290 reviews
            2.5 out of 5.0

            Located in Malecon, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Veracruz Aquarium and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Veracruz Cathedral. Veracruz Wax Museum and UNIMEX Mexican University Veracruz are also within 15 minutes.

            Hotel Ziami $20
            Hotel Ziami

            Hotel Ziami

            Primero de Mayo 1592, Centre, Veracruz
               
              3.4
              of 5, from 125 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Malecon, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Veracruz Aquarium and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Veracruz Cathedral. Veracruz Wax Museum and UNIMEX Mexican University Veracruz are also within 10 minutes.

              DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Veracruz
              DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Veracruz

              DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Veracruz

              Blvd. Manuel Avila Camacho 707, Veracruz
                 
                4.2
                of 5, from 334 reviews
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Located in Malecon, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Veracruz Wax Museum and Veracruz Cathedral. Veracruz Aquarium and Bastion of Santiago Museum are also within 15 minutes.

                Hotel Baluarte $25
                Hotel Baluarte

                Hotel Baluarte

                Francisco Canal n 265 and 16 de Sept., Veracruz
                   
                  4.3
                  of 5, from 335 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in Malecon, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bastion of Santiago Museum and Veracruz Cathedral. City Museum and Naval Historical Museum are also within 5 minutes.