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 experiencing below the water's surface you might enjoy 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 found within taxi range East-Northeast of central La Gloria.

A few key details for 2 of the most popular places where you can enjoy snorkeling in this area are listed directly below.

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 best snorkeling is located off shore.

If you'd like to snorkel during a boat trip, you might want to check with Yucatan F1. Travel around the Mexican coast on board speedboats that can travel upwards of 55 miles per hour. Tell the captain where you want to go or what you want to do and he will do the rest. The tour also includes lunch.

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 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 details about day sails and boat trips that provide snorkeling are displayed right 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

Aqua Excursions

If you looking for a place that offers snorkeling excursions, rentals, or other services, you might want to contact 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 located within southern La Gloria.

Another place catering to snorkelers 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 found easily reached by taxi South West of central La Gloria.

The table directly below offers some key facts about 6 firms 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 about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for beginners and "pros" check out this comprehensive guide to 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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