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Projeto Hippocampus

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Address: Rua da Esperanca, 700, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 81 3552-2191
09:00 - 12:50
14:30 - 16:50
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 12:50
14:30 - 16:50

Everyday 9am- 12:50pm 1430pm-5pm

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sea horses

a litlle room with sea horses and some fishes from the area. really not worth the fees. It is better to go in boat at maracaipe and see seahorses in real

Reviewed 16 August 2016

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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is worthy cause and really nice to understand a bit more about sea horses. The place is super simple, tiny and is seen in 15 min max. Do not really recommend a visit except if you want to distract the kids for a few minutes.

Thank romeu40
Management response:

Thank you for your rating. The Hippocampus Project will direct your efforts to always provide the best experience in visiting us. More 

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199 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

a litlle room with sea horses and some fishes from the area. really not worth the fees. It is better to go in boat at maracaipe and see seahorses in real

Thank Pz1965
Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is a nice tour to be included in your stay. It takes around 2 hours by non-motorized boat around the mangrove. Seahorses stay attached to mangrove branches. The sailboat man dives and unattached a female and a male to show to the tourists. After couple minutes, the diver put them back in the branches. In the same trip, we... More 

Thank meireluc
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

its a nice place, but locals say its an AQUARIUM, i thought something totally different....its just 1 room with 30 fish tanks....not more than that

Thank therion2001
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We need to support it. It makes the difference saving sea horses from disappearing . There is also another fishes and animals to see

1 Thank Vinicius G
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Go somewhere else of interest a waste of time and rigged by the guys who operate the 100s of beach buggies that tell you they are going to show you the best sites but end up showing you building sites!!

Thank Gregsi
Santos, SP
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2015

It has a lot of tanks, with the main fishes of the region, including a mero.Aside the fishes, there was a Squilla. There are panels explaining the development of the sea horses.There are also moreys. The seahorses alevines, could have a magnifyng glass, to better see them.

1 Thank Danriel J
Sao Paulo, SP
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69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

The place is very tiny with a few tanks with seahorses and some with other animals like fish and crabs. It was highly recommended to me which is why I was disapponted. Its just ok... If you have time and are close to it, maybe stop by, but do not make it a priority.

Thank julamparelli
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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258 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Great stop to understand the fauna of the area. Recommend for kids as a break from the beach circuit in Porto de Galinhas. The exposition is short and focused on the hippocampus found in the area. Volunteers are there to teach about these interesting animals.

Thank marcelo401
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

It is a unique experience to visit the place, see all those sea horses together and know about the project in studying and preserving the animals.

1 Thank NadiaRTS

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