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 on the northern outskirts 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 in the immediate vicinity. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that isn't packed full of hotel guests; less popular beaches like Punta Mosquito might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Punta Mosquito is on the North East coast of Mexico; the area is home to other attractions such as Whale Shark Habitats, which is a mile and a half away.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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

The nearby town of Holbox is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Holbox isn't far off, roughly two and a half miles (three and a half kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Beach-goers trying to find a room near the beach should find themselves in luck, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the immediate vicinity. Find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing those listed in the table that follows.

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 someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is El Sabor de Las Nubes. The restaurant features Mexican food. It'll be found less than a mile away.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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

Mexico has many beaches, and Punta Mosquito is just one option.

Another option worth considering is Holbox Beach, located two miles away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean; then again, taking a swim at Punta Mosquito is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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