Private Holbox Island & Tour (departs from Playa del Carmen)
Holbox (“black hole” in Yucatec Maya) is a Caribbean island in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, located on the north coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. It is approximately 41.84 kilometers long and 1.5 kilometers wide, and it is separated from the mainland by a shallow lagoon that is home to flamingos, pelicans and other rich birdlife. Not yet heavily touristed, the island’s main industry is fishing.
This guided boat trip takes you to “Isla Pájaros” (“Bird Island”), a small island covered in mangrove swamps and cacti, located on the Yalahau lagoon, where there is a large diversity of birds. As some of them are endangered species, two observation points and walkways are provided to minimize the direct contact with the birds. Flamingos, cormorants, herons, frigate birds, pelicans, wild ducks and seagulls among other species can be observed here in their natural environment.
And to wrap up this wonderful encounter with nature enjoy a delicious island-style lunch in one of the island’s most popular seaside restaurants.
Your Private Holbox Island & Tour (departs from Playa del Carmen) includes the following:
- Bilingual staff
- Round trip transportation
- Boat transportation
- Tour duration: 10 hours
- Tour schedule: 8:00 AM daily
- Tour departure: from selected hotels (details will accompany your reservation confirmation)
- Clients who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participate
Please bring the following to your Private Holbox Island & Tour (departs from Playa del Carmen):
- Biodegradable sunscreen/repellent
- Sunglasses and hat
- Swimsuit and towel
- Long sleeve cotton shirt
- Comfortable clothing, walking shoes or sports sandals
- Extra $$ for tips etc…