Activities in La Gloria

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Set in the mountains, La Vega is an out-of-the-way destination not especially known for its tourism.  Most people who travel here do so to separate themselves completely from typical resort setting that the Riviera Maya is known for.  Here, activities are low-key and in many cases, as with scuba diving, sailing, and fishing, you'll have to do a bit of traveling to access them.  


La Gloria Diving

La Gloria is a bit further from the top dive spots than other destinations in the Yucatan. Still, those willing to travel a little will have much of the same opportunities.

You'll find 14 dive services and at least 9 different dive sites to choose from. You can read this extended discussion regarding diving opportunities in this area if you're seeking additional facts.


Playa Deep Sea Fishing

La Gloria is home to some of the best fishing spots in the entire Yucatan Peninsula. Fishermen spending some time in Mexico may want to consider stopping here as an alternative to busy Cancun.

If you have some fishing fanatics vacationing with you, they'll be pleased to know 6 charter fishing services operate from this area. To navigate to our detailed page about deep sea fishing, use this link.


If you enjoy playing golf you should know that La Gloria isn't overloaded with golf greens. Nevertheless, the area does have a golf course. The only course in the area is Playacar Golf Course. In addition, you can navigate to this article if you want additional details about golfing throughout Riviera Maya.

Sailing and Boating

La Gloria Sailing and Boating

The table below lists some key facts concerning firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In La Gloria
Name Phone Location
Bleu Magic/Raiatea Catamaran (984) 803-4774 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria
Blue Mystic Tour -- 0.8 mi. South of Central La Gloria
Fat Cat Sailboat (984) 116-3040 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria
Yucatan F1 -- 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria

If you'd like to find out about nearby marinas and charter operators click here.


Pro Dive Dive Center at Occidental Royal Hideaway Playacar

If you are traveling with some people who love to shop they can check out some of the 23 retail stores in the area. Read this page if you'd like to read more concerning shopping in and around La Gloria.


El Faro Lighthouse

Another great activity is spending some time exploring the culture, sounds and sights of La Gloria. Among other things, the area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. You can go to this article about area sightseeing attractions if you want to discover additional information.

Information concerning a firm that will direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights can be found in the following chart:

Sightseeing Services Near La Gloria
Name Phone Location
Rancho Punta Venado (Horse & Atv & Snorkeling) -- 5.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central La Gloria
Xplor (888) 922-7381 8.9 mi. Northeast of Central La Gloria



If you enjoy snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in La Gloria. Take advantage of this extended discussion regarding snorkeling if you want to find out additional details.


Indulging in a trip to the spa might be one of the highlights of your vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you will be happy to discover the area has one. To read more about the options, follow this link.


Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort

If you like playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to read more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In La Gloria
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria 7 check
Barcelo Maya Beach 1.9 mi. South West of Central La Gloria 7 check
Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria 7 check
Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria 7 check
Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe All Inclusive Resort 1.6 mi. South of Central La Gloria 9 check

For instance, Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

The following table enables you to get a few details regarding other activities.

Other Activities In And Around La Gloria
Name Type Phone Location
Dressel Divers Puerto Aventuras Watersports Operator (+34) 963 561 496 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria
Xcaret Park Amusement/Theme Park -- 8.6 mi. Northeast of Central La Gloria

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