Holbox Lagoon Beach

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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.

Located on the island of Holbox, 1.3 miles south west of Downtown Holbox, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Holbox Lagoon Beach is one of those beautiful but fun beaches that is not terribly crowded, but it's not completely quiet and secluded either.

How to Access The 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. Most visitors will take a boat though, and that option is recommended.

Amenities and Ambiance

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. Just make sure to bring some bug spray - the lagoon is surrounded by a protected mangrove forest, which can be a popular hangout for mosquitoes and other insects.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Bear in mind that the immediate vicinity around Holbox Lagoon Beach is a bustling area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Holbox Lagoon Beach is on the South West coast of Holbox; the area hosts attractions such as Holbox Ecological Preserve, which is only a short distance away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Holbox Lagoon Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Holbox Ecological Preserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.4 mi. E Holbox
Central Plaza Park 1.3 mi. NE Holbox
Whale Shark Habitats Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.2 mi. NNE Holbox
Birds Island Observation Tower Observation Tower 4.7 mi. E Birds Island

Cities and Towns

Holbox Lagoon Beach is very close to Holbox, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Holbox is nearby and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the beach, Holbox is not far away, about one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because the beach is in a pretty popular vacation destination, it typically isn't that difficult to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For visitors looking to find a place that's near the water, the table that follows lists the accommodations closest to Holbox Lagoon Beach.

Accommodations near Holbox Lagoon Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casa Blatha 0.6 mi. NE Holbox Lodge
Hotel Zomay Holbox 1.1 mi. NE Holbox Cottages
Hotel Faro Viejo 1.1 mi. NE -- Hotel
Puerto Holbox 1.2 mi. NE Holbox Hotel
Holbox Dream 1.2 mi. NE Holbox Hotel
La Palapa Holbox 1.3 mi. NE -- Hotel
Villa Flamingos 1.3 mi. NE Holbox Cottages
Hotel Mawimbi 1.3 mi. NE Holbox Hotel
Amaite Hotel & Spa 1.3 mi. NE Holbox Hotel
Casa Lupita 1.3 mi. NE Holbox Hotel


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Faro Viejo Restaurant. The restaurant offers a menu of Mexican cuisine.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Holbox Lagoon Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Faro Viejo Restaurant 52.984 87 52217 Mexican Informal 1.1 mi. NE
Le Jardin (984) 875-2331 French Very Casual 1.2 mi. NE
Cariocas Pizzas Holbox (984) 114-7101 Italian Very Casual -- --
D'Arny's (984) 875-2180 Mexican Very Casual -- --
Dona Rosita (984) 156-7284 Mexican Very Casual -- --
El Cafecito (984) 136-0232 International Very Casual -- --
El Sushi de Holbox (984) 179-0108 Japanese Informal -- --
La Chaya -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
La Tortillería de Holbox (984) 875-2443 Spanish, Vegetarian Very Casual -- --
Los Pelones -- Italian -- -- --
Miriam -- Mexican Very Casual -- --
Pizza Latina (984) 116-9667 Italian Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Holbox Lagoon Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also want to visit Holbox Beach, located a mile and a half to the northeast.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, and Holbox Lagoon Beach is just one of the many options.


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