Attractions in Holbox

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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 small variety of beaches to enjoy on the island. Snorkeling is available at several locations, for people who enjoy the underwater scene. You can click on the name of each beach for more detail concerning that specific beach.

If you are looking for a snorkeling spot, a location where that is an option is Isla Pasion Beach. There is only one way to reach Isla Pasion Beach, and that is by boat. Luckily, it is easy to find a charter to the island from Holbox.

Another good choice for snorkelers is Holbox Lagoon Beach. The lagoon is a little out of the way, especially for an island with no cars. You can find it on the Western edge of the island, right before the southwest point.

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.

The island has some other beaches to choose from. You can find out more here.

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers will discover some other intriguing places worth visiting 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 more of your vacation under the open sky? You might be happy to find out that the island has a pair of nature preserves on it.

Whale Shark Habitats is a great nature preserve situated in northern Holbox. Those who make the journey offshore will get a close up experience with these gentle giants. Many of the tour groups also include swimming with animals, where you will be able to get as close as you want to them - but don't worry, their name might include "shark", but these are peaceful animals.

Adventurers wanting to locate a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring 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.

Take a minute to read the following table for a listing of nature preserves .

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 visit a park on Holbox.

Central Plaza is located in central Holbox. The center of Downtown Holbox, it is around this park that you will find the majority of restaurants on the island. Within walking distance of nearly everything on the island, Central Plaza Park is a good point of reference to have when moving around town.

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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