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Xel Ha (Mexico)
Member Name: Callee
Xel Ha (Mexico)
Advantages: Location, all inclusive, everything about the place is magic
Disadvantages: Can not think of one
We visited xel ha with our children whilst on a summer holiday to Mexico. The purpose was to swim with the dolphins in an environment that was friendly for the dolphins and that is exactly what we got.
The dolphins are in their natural habitat and we booked for all the family to swim, we first got our life jackets on and then proceeded to the wooden area next to where the dolphins are situated. Because there were quite a few of our family on holiday together we were all in one group but I did notice later on a family of three were put in a group with other tourists but this doesn't make any difference to the experience.
We purchased the pictures and videos afterwards which are not included in the entrance price but are worth getting as this is an amazing experience to be remembered.
We then got to get in the water whilst the dolphins swam around us and one point we all got in a circle and the dolphin swam under the circle and then jumped out the water over us. They are so beautiful and seemed to love 'playing' with us. We then all got to give them a little treat of small fish which my daughters loved.
As we were all inclusive we did enjoy a nice breakfast and lunch with plenty of beverages. The whole place is like paradise and it was really hot whilst we were there but we could just cool off by having a little dip. We were given snorkels and went snorkelling and took lots of pictures of all the colourful fish which just swam past. There is also a big leap of faith which is a jump that I personally could not do (I am a bit of a coward with heights) but my husband and oldest daughter loved it and done several times.
We also had a fantastic time in the inflatable tubes just relaxing and enjoying the environment, there is a lovely walk around and we also had a few iguanas coming over to my babys pram which she delighted in.
The one thing you need to be aware of is the sun lotion, we were told that because it is a natural environment you cannot use your own sunlotion brought into Mexico but you have to purchase a special one (they do sell it there and it is not too expensive), because apparently the one we took over from UK would harm the flora and fauna so you do need to respect that rule and check before you go.
If I ever get the pleasure of visiting Mexico again I will definitely pay to go to xel ha as it is worth every penny. We will never forget that day and I would recommend it to anyone.
Summary: Amazing place definitely worth a visit
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