As part of the Yum Balam Reserve, Holbox is the perfect place to forget about city life and get back in touch with nature. Take one of the many tours available and discover the island and its surrounding areas of beauty. Boat tours, fishing expeditions, kayak adventures, birdwatching; there really is something for everyone, including the family. From May to September, Holbox is also blessed with the arrival of the great whalesharks and guided tours can be organised daily, weather permitting - it really is a one-in-a-lifetime experience. Holbox is also well situated to explore other areas on the Riviera Maya, including the famous World Heritage Site, Chichen Izta, Tulum and its spectacular ruins, and colonial city Valladolid to name a few. Please check out our listings of tours companies available or click on the tour you’re interested in for more information.
With steady winds and the invitation of the calm waters, it would be a shame to miss out on the very special experience of sailing around Holbox island.
Take a guided tour from Holbox's very own horse-riding centre to explore different parts of the island.
Take a kayak through dense mangroves, from one side of the island to the other, and get the chance to see the wild side of Holbox.
A small fishing town west of Holbox island, this hidden spot is off the beaten track.
Learn to cook like a local while you're in Holbox with a chef from one of Holbox's most popular and long-standing restaurants.
Take a half-day boat trip to three distinctive points in and around the island.
Fishing tours can be arranged daily with local captains.
Charles Darwin described this amazing phenomenon as, 'a wonderful and most beautiful spectacle', and that's exactly what it is.
Are you looking for a true, natural experience while in Holbox? You are in luck! Newly opened nature park, Nativa, offers four exciting adventures in one. Educational, fun, and most importantly, a day surrounded by nature at its best, Nativa Park is only 25 minutes from the Port of Chiquilá - the perfect day trip off the island without having to travel long distances.
Every year from mid-May to September, the biggest fish in the world, the whale shark, descends upon the waters around Holbox Island.
Visit Cabo Catoche to see the untouched white-sand beaches located at the point where the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico meet.
Visit the ruins of Ex Balam and the beautiful Rios Largartos in one day.
The famous ruins of Chichen Itza are a must-see when in this area of the world.
Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan, is famous for its colonial architecture, museums, music and culture.