Holbox Attractions

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Typified by streets made of sand and a gorgeous lagoon, the protected island of Holbox is one in which all of the attractions exist outdoors.  If you're in search of culture, you'll find it as you meet with locals and chat, rather than as you browse museums.  


Isla Pasion Beach

You will discover a handful of beaches to choose from on the island. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, if some of the people in your group enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on each beach name to get additional information concerning that specific beach.

A nice beach where snorkeling is an option is Isla Pasion Beach. For visitors who feel that not even Holbox is remote enough, there is Isla Pasion. This tiny island boasts a beach that makes up roughly half the landmass, which is still quite small.

Another good choice for those who enjoy snorkeling is Holbox Lagoon Beach. Once a hideout for pirates, Holbox Lagoon Beach is now a hideout for visitors looking for an incredibly remote beach. Visitors that make the journey will be met with some of the calmest water on the island, and often a beach all to themselves.

Punta Mosquito: On the East side of the island just short distance from the downtown area is Punta Mosquito. Don't be fooled by the name, this beach is actually a lovely spot typified by flamingo sightings and a sandbar.

These are only a few of the available options. You can go to this page if you need some more details.

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors will enjoy some other interesting sites on Holbox.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Holbox
Name Type Location
Birds Island Observation Tower Observation Tower 3.8 mi. East of Central Downtown Holbox Birds Island

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Whale Shark Habitats

Do you want to enjoy part of your vacation out in the fresh air? You may be pleased to know the island has two interesting nature preserves on it.

Whale Shark Habitats is a popular nature preserve situated in northern Holbox. The annual whale shark migration just off the coast of Holbox is perhaps what the island is best known for. Every year, tourist flock to this part of Mexico to catch a glimpse of these massive creatures make their journey.

Vacationers wanting to find a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing places like Holbox Ecological Preserve. Unlike national parks, the Holbox Ecological Preserve does not have visitor amenities, or even developed hiking trails. However, there are a few roads that run through the area that make exploration possible.

You can look through the following table if you want more information.

Nature Preserves and Hiking On Holbox
Name Type Location
Holbox Ecological Preserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.1 mi. South-Southwest of Downtown Holbox
Whale Shark Habitats Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.0 mi. North of Downtown Holbox


Vacationers can enjoy a park on Holbox.

Central Plaza is located in central Holbox. The Central Plaza is a gathering place for residents and visitors of Holbox alike. In addition to the open space, the park also has a basketball court where you will often be able to watch, or even join in on, a game.

Parks On Holbox
Name Type Location
Central Plaza Park Downtown Holbox Holbox

Beaches, nature reserves, and waterways are the main attractions in Holbox.  If you're looking for a quiet, peaceful getaway where spending your time outdoors is perfectly acceptable, this is the perfect spot along Mexico's Caribbean coast to make that happen.  


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