The Acuario Nacional (National Aquarium, 3ra Av., esq. 62, tel. 07/203-6401 or 202-5872, www.acuarionacional.cu, Tues.–Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., adults CUC7, children CUC5) exhibits 450 species of sealife, including corals, exotic tropical fish, sharks, hawksbill turtles, sea lions, and dolphins. The tanks and displays are disappointing by international standards.
A sea lion show is held daily at noon, 2:15 p.m., and 4 p.m.; dolphin shows are daily at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m.
© Christopher P. Baker from Moon Cuba, 5th Edition