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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|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.
|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|
|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. The restaurant offers a menu of Italian food. Many guests rave about their pizza.
The following table lists nearby dining options.
|(984) 114-7101||Italian||Very Casual||--||--|
|(984) 875-2180||Mexican||Very Casual||--||--|
|(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||--||--|
|(984) 116-9667||Italian||Very Casual||--||--|
|Raices Beach Club||(984) 136-0017||Mexican||Very Casual||--||--|
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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