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'd like to see below the water's surface you might want to check out 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 best places to experience 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 accessed away from the shore.

If you'd like to go snorkeling during a boating adventure, you might want to contact Fat Cat Sailboat. Fat Cat offers an array of snorkeling and beach tours on one of their sailboats or speedboats. Both can take you where you want to be, complete with an on the seas lunch and drinks.

Another option to investigate is 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. They're located within 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 key facts with regard to boat trips and day sails that offer snorkeling are provided here:

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
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're looking for a business offering snorkeling gear, excursions or similar services, you should check out 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 in southern La Gloria.

Another company that offers snorkeling related services 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.

A third place to consider is Bahia Divers. If you're looking for private group training and excursions, this team of highly qualified and certified divers is the perfect choice for you. They also speak several languages and offer snorkeling excursions. They're situated in Xpu Ha, easily reached by taxi South West of central La Gloria.

The following table provides information about 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 about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for beginners and "pros" check out our exhaustive Caribbean snorkeling article.

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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