La Gloria Attractions

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Surrounded by mountains and not much else, it is the peace and solitude that attracts tourists to the small town of La Gloria.  If sightseeing is important to you, you'll have to drive a short distance to get to those sites that are worth exploring. 


Playa X-Puha

You will find an abundance of beaches to choose from in and around the area. Click on each beach name for more information concerning that part of the coast.

Playa X-Puha: The beach of Playa X-Puha stretches back into the coast forming a square shape of blindingly white sand. A large portion of the beach is overtaken by the Playa X-Puha Restaurant and Beach Club.

Another place to consider is Half Moon Bay Beach. The beach is backed by a number of privately owed condos, but that shouldn't deter guests from planning a day on this beach. The snorkeling is worth a trip, with turtles, barracudas, small fish, and even a shark on occasion.

Playa Akumal: After exiting off Caretta Federal 307, your drive to the coast and to Playa Akual will be a short one, mostly through a residential part of town.

These are just a sample of what's available. You can find more details by following this link.


In case you like to explore other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your time in La Gloria.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Cedam Museum. It is found in La Gloria. The Cedam Museum offers paper guides that allow guests to explore the exhibits at the own pace. Visitors will find exhibits detailing the impact that sailing has had for the local and island-wide way of life.

The following chart enables you to get more details regarding a museum you might enjoy in La Gloria.

Museums In La Gloria
Name Phone Location
Cedam Museum -- 0.9 mi. South of Central La Gloria Mexico

Historical Sites

If you enjoy exploring the historical roots of a foreign place, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your stay.

Review the following table to see historic sites nearby.

Historic Sites Near La Gloria
Name Phone Location
Puetra del Cielo 52-98-842-862 11.5 mi. Northeast of Central La Gloria
Xcaret Maya Ruins (998) 881-2400 12.3 mi. Northeast of Central La Gloria

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Travelers can explore some other worthwhile sites close to La Gloria.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near La Gloria
Name Type Location
Plaza Principal Attraction 12.6 mi. Northeast of Central La Gloria Mexico

Natural Attractions

Kantun Chi Eco Park

Dolphin Discovery is one of the natural attractions that's enjoyed by many visitors. Make your vacation of a lifetime even more special by adding some dolphins into the mix. Dolphin Discovery offers a number of possibilities, most ending with guests swimming with the dolphins.

Jardin Del Eden Cenote is another attraction worth considering. Loved by snorkelers and scuba divers, Jardin Del Eden Cenote is a refreshing stop on your tour of Playa del Carmen.

La Gloria has additional nature attractions. For more about this specific topic, navigate to this guide.


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