What to do in holbox

Holbox is a small Caribbean island located north of the city of Cancun and is undoubtedly a true paradise for anyone who visits it. An island surrounded by pristine beaches, shallow and very calm, an island where you can even walk among the sea.

If you have never visited this paradise don’t worry because in this post, we will tell you what are the top 5 things you can’t miss and of course, the rest: We’ll let you discover it on your own.

How to get to Holbox.

First of all it is necessary to understand that Holbox Island is an island and in order to get there, you first have to make a long road trip. The trip takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes and as such there is no public transportation service to get there.

That is why we highly recommend the service of “Cancun Airport Transportation“, one of the best private transportation agencies in town and highly specialized in transportation to Holbox.

As such, this agency will take you to the port of Chiquilla and from there you can take the ferry to cross to Holbox Island.

5 things to do in Holbox

The truth is that the island has a lot of things to do, to see and to go to. But just to start arousing your curiosity, we add here a short list of the top 5 things to do in Holbox. Let’s get to it..,

Bioluminescence in Holbox

To experience this light show is something unique and special; therefore, we highly recommend the night tour, which will leave you with unforgettable memories. The best way to experience this act of lights is in a team and surrounded by prepared people.

This activity can be appreciated on the beaches south of the island; if you go on a tour, this activity lasts approximately 3 hours and costs 600 MXN per person.

3 Islands Tour

Get to know the surroundings of Holbox while you ride on a boat, you will take a short but relaxing tour with a professional guide. He will explain you every detail of the beautiful vacation spot.

It is worth mentioning that you will have the opportunity to swim in the rejuvenating waters of Yalahau and admire the multicolored landscape of Isla Pasión. This tour lasts 3 hours and costs 3,900 MXN for a group of 6 people, includes an expert guide, binoculars and entrance to Yalahau Lagoon.

Whale shark in Holbox

This activity takes place with a group of people in Holbox Island, where you will be able to snorkel and enjoy the wildlife. In this underwater adventure you will see manta rays, dolphins and sea turtles in their natural habitat; therefore, it is a perfect adventure for nature lovers.

All this lasts about 7 hours and costs 3,980 MXN per person; the money covers the boat trip with GPS, a cold water container, snorkeling equipment, a certified guide, breakfast and lunch, soft drinks and sodas.

Take Kitesurfing Lessons

In Holbox, they offer kitesurfing lessons; guaranteeing you a fast and safe learning. A great activity if you are looking for adventure and a good dose of adrenaline. You will be able to glide on the water and fly at a fairly fast speed; you will have adequate equipment and the staff will teach you perfectly how to use it. In this way, you will learn this sport correctly and you will be able to navigate fluently.

The activity has a duration of 3 hours and they recommend taking the complete certified course; all this at an affordable price of 5,300 MXN per adult.

Horseback riding

This tour takes place on the beach of Holbox to get to know the island better. You will just have to relax and let these magnificent animals show you the beautiful view of the island.

The ride lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes and costs 2,120 MXN per person; you can do this before ending your stay in this amazing place.


Holbox is undoubtedly one of the best islands in the Mexican Caribbean and of course, you have to be here, you have to know it. But remember: There is no public transportation to Holbox, so don’t forget to book your private shuttle to come and see this amazing place.

Related Articles

Check Also
Back to top button