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 seeing 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 situated within taxi range East-Northeast of central La Gloria.

Some basic details about 2 of the most popular places where you can go snorkeling in this area are listed here:

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

Some people believe the most enjoyable snorkeling is located off shore.

If you're hoping to go snorkeling during a boating adventure, you might want to 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 to investigate 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 found in La Gloria.

A third good option is Bleu Magic/Raiatea Catamaran. Hop aboard the biggest Catamaran in all of the Caribbean for the adventure of a lifetime. With Bleu Magic, you'll be able to spend a day relaxing as you sail, then diving in for a it of snorkeling, taking full advantage of the sea.

Some information regarding boat trip providers that offer snorkeling are provided directly below.

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 a place that offers snorkel rentals, excursions, or similar services, you should check out 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 are located in La Gloria.

A second place that offers snorkeling related services is Bahia Divers. There are three main snorkeling tours offered with this group, including a Local Snorkeling Tour that highlights the reefs Xpu Ha during a one hour trip. The Cenote Snorkeling tour is a half day event, while the Whale Shark Snorkeling tour will be one of the most unique experiences of your life. The trip takes you to the island of Holbox to swim with the whale sharks during their migration.

A third option is Aqua Excursions. If you're going to take advantage of the underwater playground that surrounds the area, you may as well go big and get the most of your experience with a knowledgeable tour guide such as those who operate this dive and watersports activity center. They're located easily reached by taxi South West of central La Gloria.

The chart directly below enables you to learn some key facts concerning 5 places 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
Scuba Caribe Dive Center Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (212) 555-5557 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria

For more information about snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this exhaustive discussion of snorkeling in the Caribbean.

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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