The L’Aquarium is a new attraction that is bringing even more attention to Mexico’s world famous Riviera Maya and all its resort communities.
Playa del Carmen’s L’Aquarium is the first indoor state-of-the art aquatic exhibit in this part of the region. It has something for everyone to see and enjoy. They have an enormous glassed in saltwater tank that is filled with sharks, stingrays and other tropical marine life. The exhibit also allows you to view these beautiful creatures in a 180 degree glassed-in tunnel.
There are other smaller aquariums that display live coral, exotic fish and smaller reptiles indigenous to the area. There are glass cylinders filled with seawater that bring translucent jellyfish to life.
Here is a place where kids and parents have no differences with excitement. The wondrous expressions glow from everyone’s face. As always, the sharks stimulate the most attention with the stingrays running a very close second. The Nurse Sharks (shown left) subtly hover just off the floor of the tank in a seemingly dormant state.
The attraction has various size tanks. There are four to five foot deep open saltwater tanks filled with a variety of aquatic life. These open-air tanks provide a topside view that stimulates all of your senses. Its like being right in the water with them – shown in the attached video.
In some cases the larger fish – striped sharks and the stingrays, surface periodically looking for their daily handout of food. There are several tour guides through out the exhibits explaining about the particular species and their habits.
There are different segments of the attraction that you venture through. Each having it’s own lighting. The multi-colored lights not only guide you through the dimly lit paths, but bring the individual aquariums to a whole new perspective.
The fluorescent lighting throughout the tour highlights all the different colors of coral that inhabit each one of the smaller aquariums. There are multiple tanks that have various species of tropical fish that radiate rainbows of color when accented with the attributing light.
We have provided a short True-to-Life (TTL) video clip that we think you will enjoy. The un-doctored, raw footage gives you a firsthand glimpse into this Aquatic exhibit. Sharks swimming around you, stingrays displaying their broad torsos, and tanks filled with marine life only seen by divers and snorkelers. If you ever get a chance to visit Playa del Carmen or the surrounding area, take time to experience this amazing attraction. You won’t regret it!
Author: Anthony Scopel
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