Holbox Island, located in the north of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, has an abundant Mayan history -in the Mayan language, Holbox means black hole-, a warm climate with summer showers and is part of the Biosphere and Area of Protection of Flora and Fauna Yum Balam.
The Island is home to several species in danger of extinction and observation, for this reason, tourism-related projects are carried out in the most sustainable way in order to have a minimum impact on the flora, fauna and ecosystems of the region. In Holbox, all the streets are unpaved and the most common means of transport are electric golf carts, bicycles or good old fashioned walking.
Places to discover when visiting Holbox
Isla Pájaros (Bird Island): Located on the Lagoon of Yalahau or Conli, and covered in mangroves, this island is home to a great variety of birds; including seagulls, pelicans, herons, frigates, flamingos, cormorants, wild ducks and others, all thriving in their natural habitat.
Laguna Yalahau (Yalahau Lagoon): Only 30 minutes from Holbox is this beautiful body of crystalline and salty waters rich in phytoplankton and zooplankton. Yalahau serves as a refuge for several marine species and herds of dolphins, there are also many Legends and stories of Pirates that you can’t miss out on when visiting!
Isla Pasión (Passion Island): The relaxed atmosphere of this Islet and its adventurous vibe invites you to enjoy the sea, the sun and its pristine beaches. Located only 10 minutes from Holbox by boat, Isla Pasión is the true meaning of a natural paradise.
Cabo Catoche: As a part of the Holbox Island Nature Reserve, Cabo Catoche can only be accessed by sea. It has a rich history related to Spanish colonization, and it home to the unmissable ruins of the temple of Boca Iglesia and Ekab.