Beaches in Holbox

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If you're a fan of sand, Holbox is the town for you.  The beaches feature some of the softest and whitest sands you could ever hope to encounter, but the really unique thing about this town is that many of the streets are made of this same sand, with an occasional tiled walking path built in.  For this reason, many people simply forget about their shoes and walk around town barefoot.  Back to the shoreline, the waters are a deeper shade of blue than the rest of the region as the Caribbean Sea meets with the Gulf of Mexico, but the surf remains gentle and this is a great town for casual swimmers.  

Holbox Beach

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You will discover a good group of beaches to choose from on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, if some of the people in your group enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on the name of the beach for a detailed review of that section of the coast.

Isla Pasion Beach

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.

Another option for beach-goers to consider is Holbox Beach. Holbox Beach stretches the entire length of Holbox Town, though the most popular section is the part that lies right in front of the Central Plaza. Here you will find beach chairs, residents and visitors, as well as a fishing pier and dock.

Punta Coco: Located on the western edge of the island, Punta Coco is known as one of the best beaches on the island to witness the famed Isla Holbox sunsets.

The table right below enables you to learn more details on the beaches found on the island.

Beaches On Holbox
Name Location Coast
Holbox Beach 0.1 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Holbox Holbox North
Holbox Lagoon Beach 1.3 mi. South West of Downtown Holbox Holbox South West
Isla Pasion Beach 1.6 mi. South-Southwest of Downtown Holbox Isla de la Pasion North East
Punta Coco 1.3 mi. South West of Downtown Holbox Holbox North West
Punta Mosquito 2.1 mi. Northeast of Central Downtown Holbox Mexico North East
South Holbox Beach 1.4 mi. South West of Downtown Holbox Holbox South West

If you want to learn about a wider selection of points of interest beyond what's offered in this category, you can consider other locations. Click this link to see our extended discussion of other interesting attractions for Holbox.


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