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.
Although most visitors to the area are drawn by the beautiful water and coastline, those aren't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. La Gloria and nearby areas some great options, including 4 caves.
You should consider visiting Cristalino Maya Cenote, which is located within southwestern La Gloria. The cenote is located south of Playa del Carmen just off Highway 307. You'll pass Bacelo Maya and Puerto Aventuras, then follow the signs to the parking lot.
An additional place to consider is Jardin Del Eden Cenote. It is found within southwestern La Gloria. Jardin del Eden Cenote is located south of Playa del Carmen, just across from the Barcelo Maya Resort.
The chart below summarizes more 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|
Vacationers can spend some time in several parks in and around La Gloria.
Kantun Chi Eco Park is found within southwestern La Gloria. Kantun Chi is accessible just 200 meters south of the Barcelo Maya Hotel. Buses from Cancun drive right up to the property, while those driving can take Federal Highway 307 south from Cancun.
Another popular choice in this category is Tajmahal Cenote. The Tajmahal Cenote is a popular spot in the Mexican Caribbean for those who thrill in cavern and cave diving.
The parks worth looking into can be seen in the chart 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 tickles your fancy, 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.
Check the table below if you want 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 visit some of the more popular area land formations. Other types of natural attractions in La Gloria can be seen below.
|Pond||1.8 mi. South West of Central La Gloria|
|Chikin Ha Cenote||Pond||1.9 mi. South West of Central La Gloria|
If you are seeking more attractions beyond the category on this page, you should look beyond these choices. To navigate to our full guide to other attractions, click here.
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