Snorkeling Around Xpu Ha

Xpu Ha is not necessarily the type of destination you choose for the snorkeling, but there are a few spots that you can visit to fulfill your craving to explore under the surface of the sea.  

Most people who stay in Xpu Ha will make plans to head to Akumal where some of the best snorkeling in the region can be found.  There are a few tour guides in the area that specialize in these types of tours, bringing their guests up to Half Moon Bay and Akumal Bay.  There are also a few cenotes in the area that allow you to experience crystal clear fresh water in sink holes that features many unique natural architectural feats like stalagmites.  

You can also keep things laid back by bringing your own snorkel gear and heading to the beach.  Not all of are great for snorkeling, but if you go just north of Esencia there will be an area that has a great deal of fish to swim with as well as a small section of reef about 100 yards out from the shore.  

Snorkeling Sites

Be sure to look through the following chart for summary info concerning 3 of the most popular locations to enjoy snorkeling in this area.

Snorkeling Sites Near Xpu Ha
Site Location
Tajmahal Cenote 1.2 mi. Northwest of Central Xpu Ha
Yal-Ku Lagoon 5.1 mi. South West of Central Xpu Ha
Yal-Ku Lagoon 5.1 mi. South West of Central Xpu Ha

Snorkeling Services

If you're looking for someone offering snorkeling gear, excursions or similar services, you can check with 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 are found within the heart of Xpu Ha.

A second place catering to snorkelers 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 place to consider 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 located within Puerto Aventuras, easily reached by taxi Northeast of central Xpu Ha.

Information about 4 firms that provide snorkeling services are listed in the following chart.

Snorkeling Services In And Around Xpu Ha
Name Phone Location
Aqua Excursions (984) 802-8323 2.8 mi. South West of Central Xpu Ha
Aquanauts Puerto Aventuras (984) 873-5041 Puerto Aventuras, 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha
Bahia Divers (984) 116-4963 Central Xpu Ha
Dive Puerto Aventuras (984) 873-5031 Puerto Aventuras, 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha

To learn more concerning snorkeling, including helpful suggestions and tips for beginners and "pros" read our comprehensive Caribbean snorkeling page.

While the snorkeling opportunities directly in Xpu Ha are limited, it is still definitely possible and highly recommended that you take the time to don your snorkel, mask, and fins to do some underwater exploration.  


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