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Visit Holbox

We have all heard something about this beautiful place: its distinctive fauna, its incredible climate, the beautiful sea, but what makes it so special? And why should you definitely visit it on your next vacation? As part of the nature reserve Yum Balam whose name translated from the Maya means “Lord Jaguar” this beautiful island…

What to do in Holbox

The island of Holbox is a destination that you can not miss, although it is small, it offers several options for all tastes, ranging from water sports, gastronomic tours to various cultural activities. To enjoy your stay to the fullest, here are several perfect options to do there. Visit the 3 Islands A pleasant experience…

The flavors of the sea in Holbox

Holbox is a paradise for your senses and this includes the taste since here you can enjoy a carnival of flavors and textures characteristic of the fishing villages located in the Yucatan Peninsula. Enjoy! Just out of the oven the lobster pizza has become a typical dish of Isla, always prepared with the exquisite flavor…

Transportation to Isla Holbox from Cancun

To get from Cancun airport to Holbox Island, it is necessary to reach the city center first to catch a second class bus, the last one to Chiquila departing at 2.30 pm. It is much faster and easier to use the service of Holbox Travel Transport. Let yourself be pampered and avoid the setbacks and pressure of having to take a bus from downtown Cancun to Isla Holbox. To make your transportation to Isla Holbox as pleasant and relaxing as your stay on the island, choose Holbox Travel to arrange your round trip transportation from anywhere in Cancun to your Holbox Island hotel. Our drivers will take you in private air-conditioned vehicles to the pier of Chiquila where one of our representatives will be present to deliver your tickets and assist you with your bags. Once on the island another…

How to get to Isla Holbox?

Location: Holbox Island is located 165 km northeast of Cancun, just 10 km from the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, just where the Gulf of Mexico joins the Caribbean Sea To get to Holbox there are several roads depending on where you come from, you can arrive by sea, air, by bus or in your own car, by boat, by boat, by plane and by helicopter. The starting point for the island is Chiquilá. Departing from the Riviera Maya you will need to take the road to Puerto Morelos until you reach the arch that marks the beginning of the route of the cenotes, this is after turning in U from the bridge of Puerto Morelos, you will arrive to Leona Vicario and there take The free road that comes from Cancun to Merida, until arriving at a village…

Holbox island

Holbox is a small island located in the north coast of the Yucatan peninsula, famous for be the sanctuary of the whale shark. Holbox Island measures 42 km long and 2 kilometers wide and offers 36 kilometers of pristine beaches of white sand and coral. Located at the confluence of the currents of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, the waters surrounding Isla Holbox is characterized by being among the richest water and nutrients throughout the region. Its shallow waters and green turquoise to allow people of all ages and abilities are able to swim. The island is a small fishermen’s village with approximately 2,000 inhabitants, with streets of white sand in the midst of colorful houses with roofs of palapa to good caribbean style. In fact, no street is paved and the people move around the island…

Whale Shark on Holbox Island

The whale shark is the largest existing fish in the world. It has a massive, long body with grey or blue colouring on its back, and round spots and clear horizontal or vertical lines (white or yellowish) on its belly, which is why it is known locally in Holbox island as “domino” and in other places it is also known as chequered or draught fish, in both cases due to the domino and chequers board games. Each individual shark has a unique pattern which makes it easy to identify, since the pattern doesn’t change as it grows. These marks are possible a result of a genetic relationship with other sharks of the Orectoibiformes species, such as the cat shark (Ginglymostomatidae). The sharks are visually highly developed and the distinctive marks on deep water species could be an important social attraction,…

Whale Shark in Holbox Island

The whale shark is the largest fish that exists on the planet today, can grow up to 15 meters in length. Whale shark prefers warm surface water in those areas where there are cooler, nutrient-rich water outbreaks, since these conditions favor the growth of the plankton from which they feed. It is one of the reasons why there are so many whale sharks in the waters between Isla Holbox and Isla Mujeres in summer. Whale sharks are very docile and gentle, do not panic when approaching divers or swimmers. Snorkeling with whale sharks is a unique and unforgettable experience. This tour is for people who stay at a hotel on Holbox Island. If you are not staying on Holbox Island but wish to swim with the whale shark we also organize the whale shark swim tour from Cancun, Playa del…

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