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. 


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 and your traveling companions like to fish you might be happy to learn there are several charter operators in this area. Read this page which is all about fishing in the area if you want more details.

Sailing and Boating

Holbox Sailing and Boating

Take some time to look through this table to find out more about firms that will help you spend some time 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

If you'd like to learn about charter operators and area marinas visit this page.


Click here to find our guide to shopping on Holbox.


Whale Shark Habitats

Sightseeing is another great option for anyone visiting Holbox. You can go to this extended discussion which is all about area sightseeing attractions if you want to get additional specifics.

Details concerning a firm that will help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be seen down below.

Sightseeing Services On Holbox
Name Type Phone Location
Holbox Collection Travel and Tour Operators (998) 267-9836 0.3 mi. South of Downtown Holbox
Holbox Travel Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (866) 262-8621 0.1 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Holbox


Holbox Snorkeling

If you enjoy underwater sightseeing there's good news -- you'll have the chance within easy reach of Holbox. Go to this article concerning snorkeling if you want to discover additional specifics.

Other Activities

The following chart lists some key facts concerning one other type of activity.

Other Activities On Holbox
Name Type Phone Location
Los Potrillos Horseback Riding Site (984) 129-9995 0.4 mi. South West of Downtown Holbox Holbox

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