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'll find a good group of beaches to consider on the island. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for those who enjoy the underwater scene. You can click on the name of each beach to get additional information concerning that individual beach.

A beach scene where snorkeling is popular 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 visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Holbox Lagoon Beach. Protected from the sea, this lagoon has virtually no waves, making snorkeling and swimming easy. However, for most visitors of this little stretch of a paradise, laying out on the sand for a peaceful nap is the plan.

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.

Fortunately, the area has other beaches to choose from on the island. Readers can obtain more information by visiting this page.

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors may discover 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 spend part of your vacation under the open sky? You might be happy to learn the island has two interesting nature preserves on it.

Whale Shark Habitats is a nature preserve located 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 hoping to locate a another great natural attraction should consider visiting opportunities 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.

View the table below for 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 visit the local 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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