Holbox Island, located to the northwest of Cancun, Mexico, is only 42 kilometers long, enough to show those who visit it a little piece of paradise in the middle of the sea, with exuberant white sand beaches and serene waves of crystalline water.
Since the time of the ancient Maya, the island has been a place whose extraordinary beauty and tranquility has been enjoyed by both its inhabitants and visitors.
In fact, the name of Holbox comes from the Mayan language meaning “black hole”, referring to the dark color of the waters of Yalahau Lagoon, a favorite place for more than 150 types of birds, reptiles and fish to live.
Holbox Island is separated from the mainland coast of Mexico by a low lagoon, where you can find the sanctuary of flamingos, pelicans and other exotic birds and creatures.
In this place it is, without a doubt, where time forgets its name and merges with infinity, a magical place that waits for its visitors to fall in love at first sight.
The island is famous for being the sanctuary of the whale shark and is appreciated by bird scholars because of its population of exotic bird life. This charming island is the ideal destination for nature lovers and all those who seek to find tranquility in one of the few paradises that still survive on Earth.
Holbox Island is located within the Yum Balam Nature Reserve and is considered part of one of the most important ecological regions in the world, as well as being host to a spectacular biodiversity, which you cannot fail to witness.
Do you want to go to Holbox? It is important for you to know that Holbox Island can only be reached by land, so we offer private transportation for up to 7 passengers (departing from Cancun) and you can make reservations through our Official Facebook Transfer Cancun Airport Page or on our website.
And to make your stay better, we leave you a 10% discount code.
Besides being a wonderful tourist destination for nature lovers, the island is a small fishing village with approximately 2,000 inhabitants, with white sand streets in the middle of colorful houses with palapa roofs in good Caribbean style. In fact, no streets are paved and people move around the island on foot, by bicycle or by golf cart.
Here you can stay in the place you prefer, because the accommodation offer is very diverse, from camping sites and hostels to bungalows and boutique hotels.
As far as gastronomy is concerned, in Holbox you will find some delicious fish and seafood dishes, completely fresh and recently brought to land by the local fishermen. The most famous dish among tourists is the local lobster pizza.
It doesn’t matter if you are a nature lover, a sports lover or a rest lover, you will find it all here! Its shallow waters and turquoise green allow people of all ages and abilities to swim at ease, besides, thanks to the winds that come to the island, Holbox is the ideal place to learn or practice kitesurfing.
Do not think twice and enjoy all the fun alternatives that this beautiful island has for you, ecological horseback riding, kayaking through the mangroves, kitesurfing, or swimming in the Yalahau water eye.
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We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. And tell us in the comments or in the social networks what you thought about the trip in Holbox!