Monday, 12 May 2014

Holbox Island Travel Guide

Holbox Mexico Island is Quintana Roo´s northernmost island. This spectacular island near Cancun and Riviera Maya is the best kept secret for your vacations. It is a tranquil refuge perfect for nature lovers with amazing white sandy beaches located in the Carribbean Sea. 

Holbox Travel and Hotels

Holbox in the Mayan language means "black hole". It is part of the Yum Balam ecological reserve, separated from mainland by the Yalahau Lagoon. It can be reached by a combination of minibus and ferry from Cancun or by small plane directly from the airport. 

Holbox Island is where the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico meet, making the sea a turquoise color and great for snorkeling and swimming with Whale Sharks in Holbox. The island boasts a long stretch of untouched coast line. During the summer months, the rare Hawksbill Turtle comes to the shores of Holbox to lay its eggs. 

Holbox island is roughly 26 miles long and less than ¼ of a mile wide in most parts. The only town on the island is also known as Holbox. Its sandy streets are bordered by wooden houses painted in lively Caribbean colors with palm-thatched roofs and restaurants. The population of Isla Holbox is about 1,500 people. These friendly and welcoming indigenous are mostly fishermen, therefore the seafood sold in local restaurants is fresh and delicious! f

Holbox Island Hotels

It's hard to believe that a treasure like this could be so close to the megalithic tourist destination of Cancun. This is a place to unwind and hide from the resort hustle. Everything in town is within walking distance. The jade green waters that bathe the shores of this island are calm, shallow and swimmer-friendly. 

What makes Holbox Island really famous is its seasonal snorkeling tours to see whale sharks and manta rays. The island can brag of being the world's largest aggregation of these species. A marine park has been created to protect the sharks while they are in the area.

Holbox Mexico Caribbean Island is one of Nature's beauties of the State of Quintana Roo, an authentic paradise that waits for you to discover it!

 What to do in Holbox?

  • Rent a golf cart and visit  the island
  • Take a tour and swim with whale sharks ( please note this is a seasonal activity, normally from May to August)
  • Have a dinner in a small , original restaurant on the island
  • Watch the amazing sunsets in Holbox are amazing !
  • Snorkel in Holbox
  • Go birdwatching to observe some exotic birds , pelicans and flamingos in Holbox  is a MUST in the sunset. (we HIGHLY recommend you use insect repelent in the afternoon)
  • Take a tour to Isla Pajaros
  • Take a tour to Isla Pasion
  • Take a tour to Yalahau Lagoon
Holbox Island Travel -

Throughout the year, Mayan Explore offers exclusive Holbox vacation packages to give you the best holidays. Sometimes we offer discounts up to 60%, free upgrades, and other Holbox vacation packages in order to have an unforgettable and memorable Holbox vacation trip. 

 Remember: with Mayan Explore you will find the lowest hotel rate on the web. After reserving with us, please send an email to with your reservation number and you will receive exclusive discounts for your airport transfers, a personalized activity plan and extra valuable tips for your vacation holiday.