Holbox

With beautiful beaches and a crystal clear sea with little waves and depth, colorful wooden houses and sandy streets that can be traveled on foot, by bicycle or by golf carts. A true paradise of tranquility, ideal for a pleasant rest in an ecological environment in full contact with nature.

Holbox is a cozy and small island in the north of the state of Quintana Roo nestled within the Yum Balam Ecological Reserve, declared a Flora and Fauna Protection Area. With beautiful beaches and a crystal clear sea with little waves and depth, colorful wooden houses and sandy streets that can be traveled on foot, by bicycle or by golf carts. A true paradise of tranquility, ideal for a pleasant rest in an ecological environment in full contact with nature. The island is 40 kilometers (24,9 mi) long and 2 kilometers (1,2 mi) wide.

To get to Holbox you have to travel by road from Cancun to the port of Chiquilá (Estimated time of 2 hours) where the boats and the ferry that cross to Holbox Island are located (Estimated time 20 minutes).
Chiquilá is a small town that has simple lodging establishments, a couple of restaurants, a gas station and public parking lots to leave cars.

Being an island of fishermen, the most outstanding gastronomy of Holbox is the catch of the day, highlighting the dishes made from fresh fish and seafood, lobster pizza being one of the most famous specialties and requested by visitors. The restaurants in Holbox are small and very unique, with a Caribbean atmosphere in which it is possible to experience the flavors of traditional Mayan and international cuisine. Some hotels have excellent restaurants that as added value offer spectacular views of the sunsets over the sea.