Punta Mosquito

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On the East side of the island just short distance from the downtown area is Punta Mosquito. Don't be fooled by the name, this beach is actually a lovely spot typified by flamingo sightings and a sandbar.

Located in the northern part of Quintana Roo, 2.1 miles northeast of Downtown Holbox, Punta Mosquito is on the North East edge of Mexico. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying very close. This isn't just another pretty beach, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. While Punta Mosquito might be a little more trouble to reach, it allows you to relax without being bothered by the noise of the crowds.

Amenities and Ambiance

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Mexico; it will be near other attractions like Whale Shark Habitats, which is a mile and a half away.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Punta Mosquito
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Whale Shark Habitats Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.8 mi. W Holbox
Central Plaza Park 2.1 mi. SW Holbox
Birds Island Observation Tower Observation Tower 2.7 mi. SE Birds Island
Holbox Ecological Preserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.2 mi. SW Holbox

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Holbox, a town which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, Holbox is a quick trip away, roughly two and a half miles (three and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Since this beach is situated in a relatively popular tourist area, it usually isn't much of a challenge to find just the right type of hotel nearby. If you and your party are wanting to get a place that's on or near the beach, the following table shows the accommodations closest to Punta Mosquito.

Accommodations near Punta Mosquito
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Las Nubes de Holbox 0.9 mi. SW Holbox Resort
Hotel Villas Delfines 1.5 mi. SW -- Cottages
Paraiso Del Mar 1.6 mi. SW Holbox Hotel
Xaloc Resort 1.7 mi. SW -- Resort
CasaSandra Boutique Hotel 1.8 mi. SW Holbox Hotel
Casa Las Tortugas 1.8 mi. SW Holbox Hotel
Villa los Mangles 2.1 mi. SW Holbox Guest house
Hotel Casa Barbara 2.1 mi. SW Holbox Hotel
Casa Takywara 2.1 mi. SW Holbox Guest house
Hotelito Chuuk Kay 2.1 mi. SW Holbox Hotel


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is El Sabor de Las Nubes. The restaurant has Mexican cuisine. You can find it less than a mile away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Punta Mosquito
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Sabor de Las Nubes (984) 875-2300 Mexican Informal 0.9 mi. SW
Villas Delfines Restaurant (984) 875-2196 Mexican Informal 1.5 mi. SW
Maja’che 0052 (984) 87 521 60 Caribbean, Fusion, Mexican Informal 1.7 mi. SW
Esencia (984) 875-2171 Cuban Fine Dining 1.8 mi. SW
Mandarina Restaurant (984) 875-2129 Caribbean, Mediterranean Informal 1.8 mi. SW
La Parrilla de Juan (984) 135-0373 Mediterranean Very Casual 2.0 mi. SW
Restaurante Zarabanda (984) 106-9665 Caribbean Very Casual 2.1 mi. SW
Pizzeria Edelyn (984) 875-2024 Italian Very Casual 2.1 mi. SW
Restaurante La Guaya (984) 875-2026 Italian Very Casual 2.1 mi. SW
Dolce Italia (984) 141-9318 -- -- -- --
Restaurante Cooperativa Holbox (984) 119-5088 Mexican Very Casual -- --
Rosa Mexicano -- Contemporary, Mexican Informal 2.1 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Punta Mosquito.

Vacationers may also want to visit Holbox Beach, located two miles away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, and Punta Mosquito is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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