Snorkeling Around La Gloria

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The clear, calm waters of La Gloria make the perfect conditions for snorkelers looking to clock some time exploring the waters of Mexico's Caribbean coast.  The ease of access to the Meso American Barrier Reef is another appealing attribute that make snorkeling a sport you should plan to do when you visit.  

Snorkeling Sites

If you're looking forward to exploring what's below the surface you might enjoy visiting Inha Reef. If you've wanted to see the sea turtle in their natural habitat, this is the reef for you. In addition to the typical tropical fish, there are almost always turtle sightings. This snorkeling site is located within taxi range East-Northeast of central La Gloria.

Check out the table just below for a quick overview of 2 of the best places to experience snorkeling in this area.

Snorkeling Sites Near La Gloria
Site Location
Tajmahal Cenote 3.2 mi. South West of Central La Gloria
Inha Reef 7.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central La Gloria

Snorkeling Boat Trips

For some people, the most enjoyable snorkeling is accessed away from the shore.

If you want to snorkel during a boat trip, you can check with Yucatan F1. For a full day of fun, let Yucatan F1 do all the work as they take you on a sail up the coast at high speeds and for low prices.

Another option worth investigating is Fat Cat Sailboat. A small company that specializes in adventure tours on the seas of Mexico, Fat Cat is great for active families. They're located in La Gloria.

Still another option is Bleu Magic/Raiatea Catamaran. Bleu magic offers both full day and half day trips for snorkeling adventures and remote beach walks. On their full day cruise, you can spend the entire day exploring the beaches and waters of the Mexican Caribbean and end with a beautiful sunset.

Check the following chart for information concerning boat trip providers that offer snorkeling.

Day Sails and Boat Trips 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

Snorkeling Services

If you're looking for someone offering snorkel rentals, excursions, or similar services, you might want to check with Dressel Divers Puerto Aventuras. The Dressel Divers boats will take guests to the best snorkel sites in the area. With daily snorkeling trips, guests have plenty of opportunity to take a peak into the underwater world of the Caribbean. They are found within southern La Gloria.

A second place worth knowing about is Aqua Excursions. There are three different snorkeling excursions you can choose from. These include the Snorkel at the Bay Tour, which takes guests to Turtle Bay for 90 minutes of snorkeling, the Underwater Maya Snorkel Trip which takes you to a crystal clear cenote in addition to Turtle Bay on a half day excursion, and finally, the Snorkel on Cozumel trip which is a full day of snorkeling at the Cozumel reef.

A third company worth contacting is Aquanauts Puerto Aventuras. With more than 20 different dive and snorkel sites within a 10 minute sail from their dock, this operation offers their guests a certain amount of variety that not every center can. They're found in La Gloria.

You can look through this table for a summary of 6 companies that offer snorkeling related services.

Snorkeling Services In And Around La Gloria
Name Type Phone Location
Aqua Excursions Snorkeling Tour Operator (984) 802-8323 6.1 mi. South West of Central La Gloria
Aquanauts Puerto Aventuras Snorkeling Tour Operator (984) 873-5041 0.9 mi. South of Central La Gloria
Bahia Divers Snorkeling Tour Operator (984) 116-4963 3.3 mi. South West of Central La Gloria
Dive Puerto Aventuras Snorkeling Tour Operator (984) 873-5031 0.9 mi. South of Central La Gloria
Dressel Divers Puerto Aventuras Snorkeling Tour Operator (+34) 963 561 496 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria
Scuba Caribe Dive Center Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (212) 555-5557 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria

To learn more concerning snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this detailed Caribbean snorkeling page.

Whether you rent a snorkel kit and hit the beach or sign up for a guided tour that will sail you out to the reef, snorkeling is a must for your La Gloria getaway.


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