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 near the middle 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 think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. It's often said that Isla Pasion Beach is the ideal location for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean may be just as refreshing as Isla Pasion Beach, but are usually busier because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

Since Isla Pasion Beach happens to be found in an area popular for visitors., many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Isla de la Pasion. It is close to Holbox Ecological Preserve, which is situated a half mile to the north, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found 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 popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is located in a pretty popular vacation spot, it is not usually all that tough to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. For visitors hoping to get a place that's near the beach, the table below shows the accommodations closest to Isla Pasion Beach.

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 someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Cariocas Pizzas Holbox. This restaurant offers a menu of Italian cuisine. They also specialize in pizza.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table 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

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach in Isla de la Pasion will have lots of options besides Isla Pasion Beach.

Another option worth considering is Holbox Beach, which is located a mile and a half to the north-northeast.

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has plenty to offer its visitors, so visiting Isla Pasion Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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