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.

Located on the island of Isla de la Pasion, 1.6 miles south-southwest of Downtown Holbox, Isla Pasion Beach is on the North East edge of the island, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Even if you love being in the middle of all the action, there are some perks to visiting a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; secluded parts of the coast like Isla Pasion Beach allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

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, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Isla de la Pasion; it will be near other attractions like Holbox Ecological Preserve, which is a half mile to the north of this spot.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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 people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Travelers seeking a hotel room close to Isla Pasion Beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from nearby. You can find the closest lodging options by viewing those 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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Isla Pasion Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest restaurants is Cariocas Pizzas Holbox. The restaurant offers a menu of Italian food. Many guests rave about their pizza.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

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

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Isla Pasion Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Holbox Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

There's plenty to see and do in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, and Isla Pasion Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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