The fascinating island of Holbox is a place full of interesting and unequalled attractions. Its ambiance and unsurpassed beauty make an ideal setting for ecotourism. Holbox is the perfect area for people who love outdoor activities. Some of the principal Holbox attractions are kayak tours, horseback riding while discovering the island's lush vegetation, and interacting with water animals such as dolphins, rays, and whales, as well as admiring diverse exotic wildlife such as birds and turtles.
During your stay in Holbox, you can enjoy an interesting boat ride along the rivers and mangroves of this jungle island.You will have the opportunity to observe the watchful eyes of the mysterious crocodiles peeking up from the water's surface. These impressive reptiles are considered the kings of the mangroves. Delight in magnificent Holbox sightseeing and visit interesting spots such as Isla Pajaros (Birds Island) and Isla Pasion (Passion Island). Do not forget to take the exciting boat tour along the Yalahau Cenote, an important part of the lagoon of the same name.
During your stay in Holbox, you will feel immersed in its pure, natural setting of wildlife and vegetation. At the same time, you can enjoy modern conveniences, since the island is inhabited by a small population. The people in Holbox are very friendly and are happy to welcome foreigners onto their island.
This is one of the favorite Holbox attractions. While visiting this incomparable island, you can enjoy a wonderful day snorkeling with the largest fish in the world, the impressive "whale shark." This gigantic fish is harmless and lives on plankton.According to scientists who work in this area, the waters surrounding Holbox Island have the highest concentration of whale sharks in the world. Take advantage of this opportunity and swim with these friendly animals that measure up to 42 feet long. This exciting ride is led by local fishermen specially trained for these tours. The best season to experience this incomparable activity is between the months of May and September.
Over a hundred species of birds choose Birds Island as their permanent or temporary home.Only a 10-minute boat ride from Holbox, it is surrounded by the calm waters of the Yalahau lagoon which measures 200 feet in diameter. The lagoon shelters a great variety of sea birds.While visiting this unequalled place, you can enjoy maximum relaxation in your comfortable hammock as you admire the great variety of flamingoes, herons, ducks, sea gulls, and pelicans that nest here.For bird lovers, this magical area is a "must." Several types of birds nest in the mangroves and swamps of Birds Island.
Sunrise and sunset are ideal moments for bird watching. However, certain species of birds are endangered and since it is very important not to interfere in their harmonious ecosystem, two viewing towers provide an unobtrusive perches from which to admire birds from a short distance without disturbing them.
The waters that surround Holbox are the right place to observe entire dolphin families in their natural environment.Early morning is the best time to do so due to the calm waters of the Yalahau lagoon and because that is the time dolphins come to feed in the waters rich in their favorite fish.These friendly animals are accustomed to the noise of the boats and usually get rather close to them and jump around.See them in their natural habitat!Since dolphins give birth in the summer, it is the best season for snorkeling near and admiring the complete family.
In case you wish to catch your own food and have it prepared Holbox-style, here is your opportunity.Just select your favorite food and, depending on the season, you can fish your own crab, octopus, trout, and so on.If you want, you can have your lunch cooked on board, since the fisherman can prepare for you the traditional "ceviche" (seafood cocktail marinated in lime juice) on the spot.Fishing is better done in the mornings, when fish are hungry.The boat can take up to five people, making sure everyone has a pleasant ride.
Punta Mosquitos in Holbox is the perfect place to witness turtles laying eggs.The hidden beaches of Holbox are ideal for turtle nesting.During the summer months, thousands of female turtles come to the Holbox seashore to lay their eggs. This amazing event takes place during the nights of May, June and July. Turtles take hours to get to the beach, dig a safe nest, lay hundreds of eggs, and cover them with sand to protect them. After this exhausting task, they go back into the sea. The baby turtles are born after some months under a full moon. Then, they begin their arduous trek to the sea. Come and witness this awesome natural scene.
This tiny island located less than 15 minutes by boat from Holbox is a magical area that invites you to absolute relaxation due to its beauty and tranquility. This small island has inspired several stories and fantasies in its visitors. This is the perfect spot for those who wish to enjoy a tropical hideaway. Bring your own hammock and someone special to spend an unforgettable adventure. Passion Island is a dreamy place to admire a fascinating sunset.
This is a sweet water cenote, surrounded by salt water, often called "the fountain of youth." It is a crystal-clear water spring accessed only by boat.This place is located about 20 minutes from Holbox Island. Today, it is an exclusive area for nature admirers, offering a subtle jungle fragrance, inviting all its visitors to dive into its fresh waters that flow directly to the sea. Dolphins come to this lagoon in the mornings to eat and the flamingoes live on shrimp during the day. This is an amazing sight. Come and visit the Yalahau cenote on your next vacation to Holbox Island.