Isla Holbox: The Secret Paradise of Riviera Maya

Still considered an unspoiled beach destination, Holbox is a place of natural beauty where you can just relax, savor the natural beauty and indulge in adventurous water sports. This boutique paradise island is accessible via ferry ride from Cancun or on board your own private boat rental. You will find plenty of things to see and do in this colorful and vibrant island. This secluded beach is a great place to chill for the day in a hammock and palapa and soak in the Mexican-Caribbean sun. You can discover magnificent mural paintings and street art all over the village huts, shops and streets in this little beach town. There are two fantastic beaches which are located close to Isla Holbox - Punta Mosquito (on its eastern side) and Punta Coco (on its western side) where you can spend few hours in complete seclusion. One thing that you should not miss during your Riviera Maya vacation is the glorious and spectacular Isla Holbox sunset.

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The Main Attractions of Holbox


1. Swimming with whale sharks
From June through September (mating season) migrating whale sharks can be found in abundance in the surrounding clear blue waters of Holbox. This Mayan town is located at the confluence of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, and hence, whale sharks arrive here to feed on variety of seafood that is available. The whale shark tour is the most popular adventurous tour in Holbox or by private yacht charter. You can swim with and feed these friendly marine animals under the guidance of licensed dive guides and even take pictures and admire these awesome sea creatures during your snorkel tour.

2. Bird Watching
Holbox is home to more than 150 species of bird including pelicans, roseate spoonbills, white ibis, snowy egrets, double crested cormorants, reddish egrets, herons, pink flamingos and many of those birds that are in danger of extinction. You can even go to the Isla Pajaros beach – also called "Bird Island” – which is located 30 minutes by boat from Holbox to admire different variants of bird species in their natural environment.

3. Kitesurfing
Kitesurfing has generated great interest in Holbox, thanks to its shallow waters and favorable wind flow velocity. Isla Holbox's unique location and year-round good weather condition make it a magical place for practicing and enjoying this adventurous sport. The best months for enjoying kitesurfing or windsurfing are from November-February when the wind blows between North & East and the temperature is between 24-30 degree Celsius.

Whether you would just like to relax and admire the incredible natural surroundings or looking for thrilling water sports, Holbox is a great place to create unique experiences. This hidden island paradise, which has become the favorite private boat rental destination in Riviera Maya and Cancun, is the ultimate place to enjoy & explore azure waters, great food, marvelous artwork and adventurous sports.




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