Isla Pasion Beach

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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. However, for anyone looking for a private day on the sand, Isla Pasion will rarely disappoint.

Situated near the heart of the island of Isla de la Pasion, 1.6 miles south-southwest of Downtown Holbox, Isla Pasion Beach is on the North East coast of the island, You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Isla Pasion Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Most other beaches in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean may provide just as many amenities as Isla Pasion Beach, but are usually busier because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

How to Access The 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.

Amenities and Ambiance

The centerpiece of Isla Pasion Beach is a pool that fills up during high tide. While not deep enough for swimming, curious visitors will likely be able to spot some small marine animals, including fish and crabs. If that doesn't interest you, just explore the rest of the island - the beach stretches from the north end, across the eastern side of the island, and ends on the south side, so there is plenty to see.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you want to see the underwater world.

Since Isla Pasion Beach is found in a relatively urbanized region, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Isla Pasion Beach on the North East coast of Isla de la Pasion; this area boasts other attractions such as Holbox Ecological Preserve, which is a half mile to the north of this spot.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Isla Pasion Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Holbox Ecological Preserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.5 mi. N Holbox
Central Plaza Park 1.6 mi. NNE Holbox
Whale Shark Habitats Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.6 mi. N Holbox
Birds Island Observation Tower Observation Tower 4.5 mi. E Birds Island


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Beach-goers looking to find a hotel room near Isla Pasion Beach won't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to pick from nearby. You can find the closest and most convenient booking options by perusing what's listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Isla Pasion Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casa Blatha 1.1 mi. N Holbox Lodge
Hotel Mawimbi 1.4 mi. NE Holbox Hotel
Casa Lupita 1.5 mi. NE Holbox Hotel
Hotel Zomay Holbox 1.5 mi. N Holbox Cottages
Hotel Faro Viejo 1.5 mi. N -- Hotel
Casa Takywara 1.5 mi. NE Holbox Guest house
Hotelito Chuuk Kay 1.5 mi. NNE Holbox Hotel
Puerto Holbox 1.5 mi. N Holbox Hotel
Villa los Mangles 1.6 mi. NNE Holbox Guest house
Hotel Casa Barbara 1.6 mi. NNE Holbox Hotel


If during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Cariocas Pizzas Holbox. This restaurant offers a menu of Italian cuisine. They're also renowned for their pizza.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown below.

Restaurants near Isla Pasion Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 -- --
Pura Vida -- Japanese -- -- --
Raices Beach Club (984) 136-0017 Mexican Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Isla de la Pasion, of course, so Isla Pasion Beach is not your only option.

You might also want to visit Holbox Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Isla Pasion Beach is just one of the many options.


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