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 Quintana Roo, 2.1 miles northeast of Downtown Holbox, Punta Mosquito is on the North East edge of Mexico. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you should check out Punta Mosquito, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Punta Mosquito on the North East coast of Mexico. It is close to Whale Shark Habitats, which is situated a mile and a half to the west, and it is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

If you can't wait to see as many of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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

Punta Mosquito is near Holbox, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The closest town is Holbox, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Holbox isn't far off, about two and a half miles (three and a half kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Because this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation destination, it is not typically very tough to find a hotel nearby that's to your taste. For visitors looking to get a place that's near the water, the table below shows the options 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


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Punta Mosquito; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest restaurants is El Sabor de Las Nubes. This restaurant serves delicious Mexican food. It'll be found less than a mile away.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Mexico, so if Punta Mosquito doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another location you may want to try 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, visiting Punta Mosquito or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean even more memorable.


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