La Gloria is a destination that is generally chosen by those looking to get away from the busier tourist towns in the Mexican Caribbean. There is one type of attraction that is favored by these types of visitors: natural attractions. Surrounded by mountains, there are numerous hiking and sightseeing opportunities that involve little more than a good pair of shoes and the desire to be active.
Even though most tourists come for the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. La Gloria and nearby areas some interesting choices, including 4 caves.
You may enjoy visiting Cristalino Maya Cenote, which is located in southwestern La Gloria. Popular amongst locals as well as tourists, the Cristalino Cenote is easily accessible and favorites for swimming and diving.
An additional attraction worth considering is Jardin Del Eden Cenote. It is located in southwestern La Gloria. This cenote is perfect for snorkeling and diving, and the owners allow just that. More adventurous visitors can jump off the 15 foot cliff into the water, while the rest can use the steps.
The following table provides you with a few details regarding caves.
|Aktun Chen Cave System||Cave||11.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central La Gloria|
|Cave||13.7 mi. Northeast of Central La Gloria|
|Cristalino Maya Cenote||Cave||1.8 mi. South West of Central La Gloria|
|Jardin Del Eden Cenote||Cave||1.8 mi. South West of Central La Gloria|
Visitors can visit a few parks in and around La Gloria.
Kantun Chi Eco Park is located in southwestern La Gloria. An ecopark that delves into the world of the ancient Maya, Kantun Chi allows guests to explore mystical caverns and swim in underground lakes.
A second popular attraction in this category is Tajmahal Cenote. A tour of the underwater cavern takes divers to a wide room where you come up for air to see a bat-filled cave. Further on, you'll enter the Sugar Bowl, a smaller cenote where the lighting is fantastic on sunny days.
The parks worth considering are shown down below.
|Kantun Chi Eco Park||Park||1.9 mi. South West of Central La Gloria|
|Park||12.9 mi. Northeast of Central La Gloria|
|Tajmahal Cenote||Park||3.2 mi. South West of Central La Gloria|
If the idea of spending part of a day surrounded by animals sounds like fun, consider visiting Dolphin Discovery. 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.
Another related option is Xaman-Ha Aviary. The well-cared for Xaman-Ha Aviary is set on 32 acres of Playacar, and features over 30 species of nature birds, amounting in around 200 individual birds.
Be sure to look at this table for more information.
|Dolphin Discovery||Zoo||0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria|
|Xaman-Ha Aviary||Zoo||12.2 mi. Northeast of Central La Gloria|
Another idea is to go see some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other types of natural attractions in La Gloria are displayed down below.
|Pond||1.8 mi. South West of Central La Gloria|
|Chikin Ha Cenote||Pond||1.9 mi. South West of Central La Gloria|
Bear in mind, you can find other types of attractions. Navigate here to read our page about other interesting attractions for La Gloria.
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