Holbox is a small island but without a doubt a true paradise of the state of Quintana Roo, ideal for those who seek tranquility and are lovers of nature.
Holbox is part of the protected area “Yulum Balam” and is considered one of the most important ecological regions in the world, it also hosts a huge diversity of ecosystems.
You can only get there by ferry, and it is located two and a half hours from Cancun. This place, since the time of the Mayans, has been a place of extraordinary beauty, in fact, its name refers to the dark color of the waters of Laguna Yalahu.
The island has wide and diverse options for a vacation. It has camping sites, hostels, bungalows and hotels for all tastes. Also a variety of restaurants that prepare delicious dishes based on fish and seafood.
From June to September it hosts the largest whale congregation. Due to its peaceful nature, it is possible to swim next to them and observe them. Something that will surely become an unforgettable experience!
It is a place with a large number of birds that reside in or visit the island each year that you can observe by visiting Isla Pájaros. Among the birds that can be seen include flamingos, white and brown pelicans, cormorants of two crests, reddish and white royal herons, plateínos (pink spatulas), among others.
If you visit Isla Holbox you can go horseback riding, kayaking through the mangroves, kitesurfing, or swimming in the Yalahau water hole, known since the time of the ancient Mayas as a source of youth. In addition, the Yum Balam Nature Reserve not only includes Isla Holbox, but also diverse ecosystems of the continent, such as the largest corchales forest in Mexico in the town of Solferino.
From this island, it is also possible to make excursions to see the ruins of Ek Balam, Chichen Itza, Tulum, Uxmal, the cenotes or water parks of Valladolid and the Riviera Maya.