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

Review this table to find out more about 3 of the best locations where you can go 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 a business that offers snorkeling gear, excursions or similar services, you might want to contact Dressel Divers Puerto Aventuras. The daily snorkeling trips from Puerto Aventuras venture to INAH Natural Reserve reef. There is an extensive coral population at this reef, including sponges and fan and brain corals. They are located in the vicinity of La Gloria, a short distance away Northeast of central Xpu Ha.

Another 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 option 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 located in the heart of Xpu Ha.

Be sure to look at the table below for a list of 4 companies that offer services of interest to snorkelers.

Snorkeling Services In And Around Xpu Ha
Name Phone Location
Aqua Excursions (984) 802-8323 2.8 mi. South West 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
Dressel Divers Puerto Aventuras (+34) 963 561 496 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha

For more information about snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for beginners and "pros" read this detailed Caribbean snorkeling article.

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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