Activities in Holbox

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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. 

Fishing

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 you have some avid fishermen vacationing with you, they'll be pleased to know 5 charter fishing services operate from this area. Follow this link to see our page concerning this topic.

Sailing and Boating

VIP Holbox

Take a look at the following table for a list of area firms that will enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On Holbox
Name Phone Location
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're interested in learning about nearby marinas and charter operators see this page.

Shopping

Click here to visit our page dedicated to shopping on Holbox.

Sightseeing

Whale Shark Habitats

Yet another great option is to discover the area's sights and natural beauty. You can go to this article concerning area sightseeing attractions if you'd like to discover more facts.

Information about a firm that can provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be seen in the following table:

Sightseeing Services On Holbox
Name Phone Location
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
Holbox Travel (866) 262-8621 0.3 mi. South of Downtown Holbox
Mexican Caribbean Tours (998) 267-7845 0.3 mi. South of Downtown Holbox

Snorkeling

Holbox Snorkeling

If you enjoy underwater sightseeing you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so within easy reach of Holbox. Navigate here to find our page regarding local snorkeling opportunities.

Other Activities

The following table enables you to get information about one other type of activity.

Other Activities On Holbox
Name Type Phone Location
Los Potrillos Horseback Riding Site -- 0.4 mi. South West of Downtown Holbox Holbox
 

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