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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 on foot, by bike or golf cart. On this island paradise, with deserted beaches and surrounded by crystal clear waters, the main activities are rest and enjoying the landscape; however you can also walk on the beach and observe the seabirds as they fly over the sea looking for food; you can also take tours by boat on the Yalahua, Isla Pájaros and Cabo Catoche lagoons and observe birds and other species on the way; lastly you can take part in water activities such as fishing, scuba diving and snorkelling. Holbox is part of the Yum Balam Flora and Fauna Protected Area (In the Mayan language this means “Sir Jaguar”) which supports the local communities and helps them make the best use of natural resources, using their programmes to conserve rare flora and animal species in danger of extinction.

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