Holbox Island is located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Although smaller in size and with less tourist traffic than most of the more popular destinations spread throughout Mexico, the island is a hub for adventure and exciting activity opportunities.
Consider taking a tour to Bird Island, a mere 30 minutes from Holbox, only 200 feet wide, and home to a spectacular variety of bird species. Since many of these tropical birds are in danger of extinction, special, low impact viewing terraces and walkways have been built so that visitors can admire everything from flamingos to frigate birds, pelicans, ducks and many other species, making it the perfect bird watching environment.
However, if fast paced and adrenaline-inducing activities are more of what you are looking for, perhaps a snorkel with whale sharks is on the cards. These majestic creatures arrive to the coast during the months of June through September and make for unforgettable snorkeling encounters.
Whether it’s the charming stores, quaint restaurants with their authentic Mexican food, sunset strolls along the beaches, the stunning Caribbean Sea calling for a swim in its tranquil waters or kayaking the silence of the ocean at sunrise, the variety Holbox has on offer will satisfy any traveler’s craving for adventure.