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. Click to visit our extended discussion of scuba diving in this area.


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 avid fishermen vacationing with you, they're in luck -- there are 6 charter operators in this area. Click here to see our page regarding this topic.


If you're a golf fanatic you probably realize La Gloria isn't exactly flooded with golf greens. Still, there's one place to be aware of. The only course in the area is Playacar Golf Course. For a more detailed look at golfing throughout Riviera Maya click here.

Sailing and Boating

La Gloria Sailing and Boating

The table directly below summarizes some key facts concerning firms that will enable you to get 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 learn about area marinas and charter operators go to this page.


Pro Dive Dive Center at Occidental Royal Hideaway Playacar

If you're going to be traveling with some folks who enjoy shopping they can browse some of the 23 retail stores in the area. Click here to visit our discussion of shopping in La Gloria and nearby.


El Faro Lighthouse

You should plan on spending some time enjoying the sights and sounds of La Gloria. The area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Those wanting to find more details about area sightseeing opportunities can do so by clicking here.

Details concerning a firm that will help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be found below.

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 are intrigued by the idea of underwater sightseeing you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in La Gloria. For a more comprehensive look at snorkeling, visit this article concerning snorkeling options.


Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you'll be pleased to discover the area has one. You can read this extended discussion dedicated to spas in the area if you're looking for more details.


Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort

If you like playing tennis you might want to stay 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'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of 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 example, Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Take a moment to look through the chart below for a list of 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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