Cozumel: the best Caribbean Cruise destination

Cozumel: the best Caribbean Cruise destination

Cruise travel is one of the most cost-effective ways to visit different places in the world, either a romantic or family, here we leave you the perfct place to visit at a Caribbean Cruise.

If you are thinking of joining the club of cruise passengers and navigate the waters of the Caribbean, one of the sites we recommend you is Cozumel also called ‘Isla de las Golondrinas’ (Swallow Island). This island is located in the southeastern of Mexico, on the coast of Quintana Roo, at a distance of 60 kilometers south of Cancun and at 20 kilometers from the coast.

A cruise in Cozumel

One of the best cruises excursions in cozumel

Here are a few recreational and cultural activities you can do on this beautiful island when you descend from the boat:

Beach Break

If you’re tired of the pool’s cruise, we invite you to swim in the crystal clear turquoise waters of Cozumel, but if you’re looking to get a perfect tan, you should just lie down on the soft, warm sand, read your favorite book or listen to your best playlist, relax and sunbathing (we advise you to wear biodegradable sunscreen at least every two hours so it will not lose effectiveness and protect your skin from ultraviolet rays).

Interaction with marine mammals

At this beautiful island, Dolphin Discovery is located inside Chankanaab National Park and gives the cruise passengers a wonderful opportunity to interact with the dolphins through its various swim programs. In addition, the participants and their companions are offered to stay on site to relax, enjoy good regional typical food and cold drinks or, if you are willing to, enter to the educational presentation of sea lions and meet the friendly manatees.

Mayan Ruins
If what you want is to learn more about the Mayan culture, the archeological site San Gervasio should be on your list of places to visit, because in it you can explore various ruins and a sanctuary dedicated to Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility and love.

Snorkeling
If you are a nature lover you came to the right place! When you immerse in the waters of Cozumel you can admire a huge variety of tropical fish and underwater statues that will blow you away.

Chankanaab National Park
Chankanaab National Park is located within the National Marine Park of Cozumel and its name means ‘Small Sea’. It is an amazing place where you can go diving, try the zip line, watch the alligators at a very close distance, eat some delicious handmade tortillas and observe more than 60 replicas of the different cultures of Quintana Roo, among other activities.

Now that you know everything Cozumel has to offer, do you dare to embark on the adventure?

An unforgettable surprise

An unforgettable surprise

It was a sunny and perfect day for an adventure, Grace Ann finally was going to fulfill her dream of swimming with dolphins, while Odale, her boyfriend, had in mind a surprise that she would never forget, but no one really knew how the plans of a man in love would end.

Years ago, Grace Ann and Odale met while attending college. Sometimes, they would find each other by chance, walking at the same time through the halls of Northem Caribbean University, since then, he felt something special for that girl who smiled as she passed by.

The years passed but he never had the courage to approach and talk to her. After finishing his degree, Odale left the school while Grace Ann stayed to continue her studies and then work for the university.

Fate was responsible for giving them a second chance. This time they were united to have a great friendship that little by little, turned into a beautiful love relationship. They were madly in love with each other.

Four years after the first look, there he was, thinking of the ideal way to ask Grace Ann to spend the rest of their days side by side. One of her greatest dreams was to get close enough to dolphins, so Odale knew that, instead of a classic dinner, an encounter with these beautiful creatures would be suitable for asking her hand in marriage.

It was through a Facebook’s message that Dolphin Discovery got to know about this situation. Odale contacted to ask if it was possible to arrange a marriage proposal in one of the locations, and of course everyone got excited and wanted to participate.

So everything was arranged for June 19th. Grace and Odale reached one of the locations in Grand Cayman. That morning, nervous and very excited, he kept in a backpack a “Will you marry me?” sign, and the engagement ring.

When the time came, Grace Ann was very happy to swim with dolphins. So the program went on, and Odale went first to do the foot push, as he knew that he had to be on the shore to prepare everything for the big surprise.

Everything was ready, for Grace would have the experience of her life. While she was racing on the water with the help of the dolphins, she saw her boyfriend on the shore with a sign asking her to marry him. When she reached the shore, Odale took her hand and showed her the engagement ring. Then the words just came out of his mouth: “would you marry me?”

Grace Ann knew it would be a day full of adventure and excitement, but she never imagined that morning telling the love of her life “Yes, I will marry you” while dolphins jumping and playing with them. It was then, that Odale and Grace Ann had an experience that united their lives.

Fun at Puerto Aventuras!

Fun at Puerto Aventuras!

Sun, sea and adventure is all you need to cool this summer. Imagine traveling to a heavenly place where all you have to worry about is how to have fun: Puerto Aventuras!

Dreams Puerto Aventuras hotel is an excellent choice for the whole family. Children will have fun in a big way and the big ones will act like children. Enjoy recreational activities, the elegant rooms and a have a relaxing day at the spa.

But that is not all! Hop on a kayak and enjoy a magical experience with the dolphins which you can see while doing this fun activity. If you have a more adventurous style, you can swim with this beautiful species, with funny sea lions and with the manatees. Yes, all in the same place!

As if that was not enough, we encouraged you to visit the most complete marine of the Yucatan Peninsula and ship oin a catamaran cruise. You will know all Puerto Aventuras and you will be able to snorkel and discover an underwater world. The reef will fill your panorama with beautiful colors.

Hey! the fun is not over yet … Put on your best clothes and get ready to enjoy the nightlife, as you all know, the night is young. Visit the bars and restaurants that will make your evening more enjoyable.

Stay awake and admire the sunrise while your eyes are filled with warm and beautiful tones.

So now you know, if you want an unforgettable holiday visit Puerto Aventuras.

Welcome Dolphin Cove Cayman to our family

Welcome Dolphin Cove Cayman to our family

We are thrilled to announce that Dolphin Discovery Cayman completed the acquisition of Dolphin Cove Cayman, a  beautiful marine park that began operations in 2008 which is visited by locals and tourist, wishing to have a unique experience of swimming with dolphins.

In addition to the dolphin interactive program Dolphin Cove also offers a “Nature Trail”, which is a tour where you can see and learn about exotic tropical birds including mecaws, caclatoos and parakeets, as well as visit the world famous ” “, in boats that conveniently depart from their private dock at Dolphin Cove.

“We are really proud to add Dolphin Cove Cayman, as a part of offing which will allow us consolidate our service in one of the most beautiful and visited places in the Caribbean: The Cayman Islands”, said Eduardo Albor, Dolphin Discovery President and CEO.

Meanwhile Stafford Burrowes, Dolphin Cove Cayman Founder commented:

“Dolphin Cove started operations in Ocho Rios Jamaica in 2001, and we started in Cayman in 2008 because we knew that this destination had great potential in the tourism sector and that the dolphinarium would be a key attraction for their visitors. Last month, we sold a majority stake of Dolphin Cove Jamaica to Dolphin Discovery and we then took the decision to sell, Dolphin Cove Cayman, to Dolphin Discovery Cayman.  This acquisition will allow consolidation of this dolphinarium as part of the leading company in swimming with dolphins programs worldwide.”

About Dolphin Cove Cayman

With more than 40 employees, most of them locals, Dolphin Cove Cayman is located in Grand Cayman Island in a natural environment facing the ocean and is home of 6 dolphins. From 2008 to day, the dolphinarium have received more than   300,000 visitors.

Dolphin Discovery in Jamaica

Dolphin Discovery in Jamaica

Dolphin Discovery Group completed the acquisition of 4 marine parks on the island of Jamaica, owned by the company Dolphin Cove Jamaica, Ltd.

Dolphin Cove began operations in 2001, with four dolphins in their first park located in Ocho Rios Jamaica, near the world famous Dunn’s River Falls. Currently, Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios Park covers an area of more than 3 acres, and it’s one of the most important attractions in Jamaica, besides living the experience of swimming with dolphins and visiting Dunn’s River Falls, you can also interact with sharks and rays, among many other activities.

Dolphin Cove also owns Dolphin Cove Negril Park, Dolphin Cove Half Moon and Dolphin Cove Moon Palace, this last one is located in the recently opened Hotel Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, from the Mexican Moon Palace chain.

Eduardo Albor, CEO of Dolphin Discovery said: “Dolphin Cove is undoubtedly one of the main attractions in Ocho Rios and Negril, which share similarities with Dolphin Discovery, such as always looking to offer the best service to its visitors in all their parks, and also, excellent care and commitment to the species under their care, so acquiring a company with the same values and a history of success, it makes us feel confident to trust on this wonderful destination which is Jamaica and continue to invest in this great country “.

Mr. Stafford Burrowes, founder of Dolphin Cove and who will remain as Member and Chairman of the Board of Dolphin Cove, explains: “I know and am very familiar with the operations of Dolphin Discovery in Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as its recent expansion in the US and Europe, so I’m excited now Dolphin Cove is part of a business, and the dynamism and professionalism of Dolphin Discovery. Dolphin Cove’s sure will continue its growth in Jamaica and other Caribbean destinations hand Dolphin Discovery “.

Being Dolphin Cove a public company listed on the Stock Exchange of Jamaica, it was announced that Dolphin Discovery will acquire up to 80% of its shares for an amount of approximately $ 42,000,000usd, remaining 20% held by institutional investors and the public generally.

With this, Dolphin Discovery, a Mexican company that started operations 21 years ago in Cancun, Mexico, has become the world leader in swimming with dolphins with 23 parks in 9 countries and 2 continents.

Barbara Bermudo in Dolphin Discovery Cancun

Barbara Bermudo in Dolphin Discovery Cancun

Barbara Bermudo,  Tv Host/Journalist from Univision and “Primer Impacto” presenter , visited Dolphin Discovery Cancun in Moon Palace for a day full of fun and learning about marine mammals.

Barbara and her lovely girls, Mia and Camila, did Royal Swim program that includes hugs, kisses and foot push.

We hope to see you around, Barbara! We loved to have you here 😀

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