Mar del Plata Aquarium, also known as Aquasol Water Park, is one of the leading marine parks in Argentina.
It is located next to faro in Punta Mogotes and best renown for the splendid collection of penguins, dolphins, sea lions, fish & other marine mammals as well as both exotic and native birds that are part of the magnificent views of this marine sanctuary. Other creature of interest in this park includes dolphins, sea lions, birds and children shows and recreation opportunities for them.
The park opened doors in 1993, but in late2006, it was acquired by a group of international body, Parques Reunidos, who are best known in the entertainment industry across Europe where they have several theme parks and nature parks.
I love having fun whenever I go for vacation and my decision to take my family to visit the marine park was part of my plans to have a little time out. It was back in 2013, when we left for Argentina. I know how much my twin daughters love Nature Park and it being a family vacation, such places were the kind that we needed to visit. Maybe if I was in the company of my friends or co-workers, we would have taken a mountaineering expedition to Incahuasi Mountain or Mt Monte Pissis.
There was another issue with my wife who seldom loves outdoor experiences and I felt it would have been an injustice if she got bored while out there. However, there were limited alternatives because of the budget and to me Argentina sounded just a cool place; a decision that resonated well with her though I expected her to have some hard time there (in case she got bored) because Spanish is the dominant language there, and she could barely manage salutations in Spanish.
Anyway, I don’t want to expose more about my family life which is private in every sense; so I’m gonna talk about my experience in Argentina. The day following our arrival there, we took a bus from Mar del Plata to the marine aquarium after purchasing our tickets at a store in the town. My little angels were excited and we all looked forward to a hectic day.
When we arrived there, the ideas I had in mind was about playing with the dolphins and watching marine creatures. I never thought that it would be a thematic park where we would have much fun apart from the breathtaking scenes of marine creatures. I must have done a shoddy homework. So here we were and all fun that happens in other nature and amusements parks was there for us.
I wanted us to go straight to the marine animals, but my girls had a different Idea, I gave in to their demand. They wanted to slide over the waters just like other kids were doing. From the look in their faces, I knew that they wouldn’t have loved the dolphins more than the water tubes which they would use to slide down to the pool. Actually, the dolphins and other creatures didn’t fascinate them, and later during the day we to go back to the water pools where they presumed their fair share of fun lay.
According to me, the day was quiet a good one and we adventured a lot together, though being a nature lover, I had more interest in marine creatures but I didn’t have the opportunity to see-it-all. The park was exciting, though being on a weekend it was overly crowded and I had a hard time controlling my daughters who almost went wild in the place. Maybe the downturn of the place that clearly made me feel awkward was the language barrier (my daughters made fun of me whenever I tried to do some sign language with a local there) which made my wife less disinterested in staying at the place.
As I re-purpose this site, I will be sharing more experiences about marine animals as well as the protection of endangered sea creatures in sanctuaries, and I hope you will learn a lesson or two about the conservation of these sea creatures. There are some posts that I have published and can be accessed by clicking on the topics below.