Despite a well-earned reputation as being the place in the Yucatan where you go to escape the busy tourist scene, Holbox has a nice list of activities to keep the relatively low number of visitors it welcomes each year excited to come back. The island is best known for its birding scene, but as it is located where Gulf Coast Waters and the Caribbean Sea, watersports are unparalleled. Whale shark tours have recently become popular, and the simple pleasures like beachcombing shouldn't be overlooked either.
Holbox is a little known island, so tourist fishing is not very developed here. However, as an island, there is a rich local tradition of fishing that visitors can join in on while on the island.
If there are some avid anglers traveling with you, they're in luck -- there are 5 charter fishing services in this area. Follow this link to see our extended discussion of this topic.
Take a moment to look through the following table for a listing of local providers that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.
|Holbox Collection||(998) 267-9836||0.3 mi. South of Downtown Holbox|
|Holbox Island Tours||(984) 875-2028||0.3 mi. South of Downtown Holbox|
|Mexican Caribbean Tours||(998) 267-7845||0.3 mi. South of Downtown Holbox|
|VIP Holbox||(984) 875-2107||Downtown Holbox|
|Whale Shark Tours by Holbox Travel||(866) 262-8621||0.3 mi. South of Downtown Holbox|
If you'd like to read about charter operators and marinas visit this page.
Click this link to visit our guide to shopping on Holbox.
Sightseeing is another good way to spend some of your vacation in Holbox. To reach our detailed page about sightseeing attractions and opportunities, go to this page.
Details concerning a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights can be found in the following table:
|(998) 267-9836||0.3 mi. South of Downtown Holbox|
|(984) 875-2028||0.3 mi. South of Downtown Holbox|
|(866) 262-8621||0.3 mi. South of Downtown Holbox|
|(998) 267-7845||0.3 mi. South of Downtown Holbox|
If you like to snorkel you're in luck -- you'll have the chance within easy reach of Holbox. Click this link to find our page dedicated to local snorkeling opportunities.
Details concerning a few other activities are shown below.
|Holbox Island Tours||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(984) 875-2028||0.3 mi. South of Downtown Holbox|
|Horseback Riding Site||--||0.4 mi. South West of Downtown Holbox|
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