Isla Holbox: The Quiet Paradise of Quintana Roo

Ángel Caballero García

Isla Holbox: The Quiet Paradise of Quintana Roo

On your vacation in Cancun or the Riviera Maya, you’ll surely want to visit Isla Holbox, a quiet paradise north of Quintana Roo. This beautiful island is an ecological stronghold, a slice of heaven on earth, a tranquil fishing village, a refuge for various species, and the favorite nesting place of numerous sea turtles.Beach in Holbox

Isla Holbox is part of the Yum Balam Ecological Reserve. It is known for white sandy paths where people walk barefoot, wooden thatched-roof cabanas, and the famous lobster pizza. Exploring the island is relaxing; it has 21 miles of beaches that provide the unique opportunity to interact with nature and revel in the prevailing peacefulness of the environment.

Swim with whale sharks To visit Isla Holbox and not swim with whale sharks is unthinkable. This is one of the attractions that keeps travelers coming back year after year between the months of May and early September. For an extraordinary experience, you can also tour the nearby islands and cool off in the medicinal waters of Yalahau. Also worth mentioning are Isla Pasion and Isla Pajaros, a bird sanctuary that is home to flamingos, pelicans, frigatebirds and white ibis.

Fishing on HolboxFishing on Holbox is a passionate pursuit; the best time to go is during the summer months, from April through September. The waters surrounding the island are home to snapper, grouper, hogfish, pompanos and lobster. There's no doubt that this charming Caribbean island is a natural gem that will leave you breathless during a boat ride.

Natural beauty of Isla HolboxDiscover the natural beauty of Isla Holbox, an island bursting with colorful scenery and opportunities for ecotourism, the predominant practice in the area. Make the most of your visit and treat the family to dinner at one of the island’s traditional restaurants. Enjoy peace and quiet during your vacation on Isla Holbox


Written by Ángel Caballero García