A small island that is comfortably located on the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula is a great place for those who continue to believe in miracles. A paradise in the Caribbean is only gaining popularity among tourists, so it is suitable for privacy and relaxation.
An amazing piece of land in the Gulf of Mexico is a dream that can come true. Civilization is gradually coming to this heavenly place. It is no accident that Holbosch attracts the attention of lovers of exotic travel in the first place. Immerse yourself in the world of wild nature and pristine beauty.
Holbox has located about 14-15 km from the mainland from the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo. Its name translates from the Mayan language as “Blackhole”. Modest dimensions-41 km long and 1.5 km wide provide a cozy romantic atmosphere for relaxation and enjoyment.
There are no cars and entertainment centers on the island, and it is part of the unique Yum Balam Biosphere Reserve. Most of the residents (about 1200 people) are engaged in tourism and fishing.
Once it was here that pirates lived, and now it is the coziest and wonderful place to relax. Travelers are waiting for more than 34 km of beaches, seafood restaurants, and, of course, the richest nature.
Due to its unique geographical location, the island of Holbosch was practically not affected by civilization. The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico have a beautiful emerald color and are full of exotic fish and underwater inhabitants.
The paradise is ideal for a romantic holiday and lovers of active sea activities — fishing and diving. Do not look for big malls and ATMs here, but just enjoy the pristine beauty of an amazing corner in the Caribbean Sea, where the most intimate dreams come true.
Holbosch is rightfully considered the best for recreation and sea entertainment. It is rarely visited by tourist groups, so it is always quiet and peaceful here. Most of the territory is covered with mangroves and is a habitat for many exotic birds.
Travelers can enjoy amazing walks on the beaches, see flamingos and iguanas in the natural environment, and even swim with huge sharks. To get around the territory, golf carts and bicycles are mainly used, which can be rented.
Be sure to visit the Yalahao Lagoon. A natural reservoir is unique storage of freshwater. There is a legend that the spring has amazing healing properties and gives eternal youth. After swimming in the lagoon, you can feel 10 years younger.
You can also swim with dolphins in the clear, calm water. A trip to Yalahao will bring an unforgettable experience. The Lagoon is home to colonies of pink flamingos and curious iguanas that are not afraid of people. Photo lovers will be able to take amazing pictures for memory.
Nearby is the island of Birds, which will also surprise travelers with stunning flora and fauna. The territory is declared a protected area, so there is no mass development here.
Holbosch serves as a habitat for more than 150 species of various birds. However, the main attraction can be considered whale sharks, which come here in the summer months. Everyone can swim with them and dive in the purest turquoise waters of the lagoon.
flamingos on Holbox
In the forest part of the reserve, there are 5 species of large cats, including an elegant cougar, a majestic jaguar, and a charming ocelot. There are many underwater inhabitants in the sea, which you can admire while diving with a mask.
Endless sandy beaches stretch for 34 km and delight guests with the absence of winds and warm water temperature. The best are: Playa Holbos, Punta Coco Beach and Punta Mosquito.
All the attractions of this paradise island are natural resources, uniquely protected flora, and fauna with an abundance of exotic fish, birds, and animals.
The main activities during the trip are swimming on the beaches, walking in the sea and various sports.
For a trip through the mangroves, you can use a small boat. A kayak trip will bring a lot of pleasant emotions even to experienced tourists. The lucky ones have a chance to meet a real crocodile and other amazing inhabitants of these places.
To make a wonderful boat trip without a motor, you will need special equipment, which can be obtained at one of the hotels or on a rented yacht. Kayaking on the lagoon, which separates the island from the mainland, will appeal to everyone without exception, and even travelers with children.
One of the most memorable entertainment is watching a unique natural phenomenon that happens on the island in June, July, August, and September. Bioluminescence is an unforgettable sight when thousands of phosphorescent lights appear in the sea.
In the evening, everything around will glow and shimmer. The glowing organs of small living organisms, among which there are much marine fish, create an amazing sight. You can admire the glow of plankton while swimming in the azure water or during an overnight stay in the sea.
Due to the shallow depth on the coast and in the lagoon separating the island from the mainland, and stable winds, Holbosch is ideal for kitesurfing and kiteboarding.
entertainment on Holbox
In shallow water, you can have fun even for beginners who just want to try themselves in this exciting activity.
Swimming in the coastal turquoise waters is an amazing activity in itself, which will bring a lot of pleasant impressions. However, for fans of more active entertainment, the place is ideal for exploring the underwater depths.
The coast seems to be specially created by nature for snorkeling and scuba diving. In the period from spring to November, you can make amazing videos and photos here, watching the largest fish on the planet that swim to the lagoon for breeding.
All the vessels that you can rent from us are equipped with equipment for snorkeling and diving. Beginners will be assisted by professional instructors.
A huge fish does not pose a danger to humans — it is not a predator.
Swimming with whale sharks
However, it should be noted that the sharks are under the protection of the Protection Fund, so they can not be touched.
Swimming next to the largest of modern fish, whose length can reach 20 meters, will be a truly unforgettable event for every traveler. The service is available from May to September, so be sure to include the event in your travel schedule. During the boat trip, you can also admire dolphins and sea turtles.
Walking in the Caribbean Sea is not just swimming in azure waters. It is also one of the most amazing fishing trips in the world. Going to the island of Holbosch, you will get a wonderful opportunity to test your skills. These places are chosen by both professionals and amateurs because no traveler will refuse such gambling entertainment.
If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of the city and dream of touching nature, then this leisure option is designed specifically for you. Spending the night in hammocks, which are installed right on the beach, will remain in your memory for many years. Relax on these hanging beds and enjoy the unforgettable views of the coast.
Relaxing in hammocks
Enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. The endless starry sky that stretches over the Caribbean Sea is painted in rich pink color in the evening. The spectacle can last for several hours, so that you can enjoy it to your heart’s content, and take amazing selfies in the sunset rays.
Most travelers prefer to relax not in a luxury bed, but right by the water. Spend a few evening hours right on the beach, sitting on the sand or in a cozy hammock. Sunsets can be safely called another attraction, which can only be admired here.
Only environmentally friendly modes of transport are used for transportation. Anyone can rent a golf cart, or use it as a taxi, and you can also rent a bicycle.
Even if you get lost on one of the many streets of the village, you will not be disappointed. Discover every corner of this amazing island on your own, which is not like other resorts in the Caribbean.
It is simply impossible to visit Holbosch and not taste traditional treats from freshly caught fish. Hundreds of restaurants located right on the shore and throughout the village offer a variety of different dishes for every taste. Gourmets consider the local cuisine to be one of the most delicious in the world, and this is not accidental.
Local fish delicacies, lobster pizza, lobsters, grilled fish, fajita, burritos, and quesadillas-you will have to make a difficult choice from hundreds of traditional dishes offered. The menu includes treats from European and other cuisines of the world.
List of the best restaurants and cafes:
If you decide to stay on Holbosch for a few days, you will always find a place to stay for the night. You can spend the night in the cabin of a rented boat or yacht, or take advantage of the offers of local hoteliers.
According to experienced travelers, the best conditions offer:
A small piece of land is located 70 km from Cancun and 15 kilometers from the mainland city of Chiquila. You can get here both by sea and by air. It is important to know that planes fly only from Riviera Maya airports.
view of Holbox island from the sea
The best and most comfortable way to organize a trip is to rent a boat.
Our company Cancun Charter provides a large selection of vessels for unforgettable trips and professional fishing:
Choosing a ready-made tour, you can visit not only the stunning island of Holbox but also other amazing places in this direction.
Our vessels are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable trip. Use the equipment for scuba diving and fishing, spend the night in cozy cabins, and just enjoy an amazing vacation in one of the most beautiful corners of the world.
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