Waybaloo, i Know and counting so excited!! i know it's alot to pay especially if you have children too!!
Have i missed something is there a Dolphinarium in resort now?? think i read somewhere maybe here or trip advisor that they have built one in resort but the review was not great asking people not to use as it's far to small to accommodate the dolphins which is just awful i do hope this is not the case!!
When we were in Mexico a few years ago we visited both Xel ha and Puerto Aventuras and we defiantly felt that Puerto Aventuras was best for the dolphins they had much nicer surroundings and seemed to be looked after very well-I was actually surprised at how bad it was at Xel ha given it's a natural Aquarium etc... -everything else was amazing at Xel ha and would recommend going for sure, but would say if you are wanting to swim with the dolphins opt for Puerto Aventuras! Of course this was a few years ago so things could have changed since my last visit.
Jemma- The departure tax is to be paid when returning to a international airport after visiting Mexico -it must also be paid in Cash, at the moment it seems to be between $50-$60 per person, i think pesos can be used to but not sure what the correct amount is -I'm travel representative will confirm once we are there the exact amount.
hope this helps ladies,