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Holbox

Quintana Roo

There are plenty of options to enjoy Riviera Maya at its maximus. It is quite common that once here you want to take advantage of all the possible places to visit. One of these must-see is island Holbox, an oasis of tranquility, peace and beauty.

Holbox is an island located northeast of Yucatan’s peninsula, at Quintana Roo State. You have to navigate all the way to the island starting at the Chiquila port. At this location you can go up into a shared or individual boat that will help you to cross the Yalahau lagoon. This takes 20 minutes approximately.

If you coming by car, this place is at 1 hour and 45 minutes from Playa del Carmen, 2 hours from Cancún, 2 hours and a half from Tulum and 5 hours and 30 minutes from Chetumal, the capital of Quintana Roo.

Weather at Holbox is warm, Springs are extremely hot and sunny, whereas Summer presents constant rains and sometimes cyclones. Average weather is 26º C.

The word Holbox is a combination of Mayan and Spanish and means “Black Hole”, despite the colorfulness you will find in the houses, the hotels, restaurants and the kindness of the inhabitants of this place. Many foreign people run away from extreme winters and find a paradise here.

It has a 40 kilometer extension, so you won’t need a car for moving to and for. Best thing you can do is rent a bike. The island is not paved so you will be walking over sand. The most popular way of transportation are golf cars.

In the island you will find fresh products that come from the sea, like lobster. The specialty is lobster pizza and you will be able to find it in most of the restaurants in the zone.

Besides the amazing weather and the tranquil atmosphere, Holbox is home of whale sharks, the biggest fish in the world. And you can even swim with it.
There are plenty of options to enjoy Riviera Maya at its maximus. It is quite common that once here you want to take advantage of all the possible places to visit. One of these must-see is island Holbox, an oasis of tranquility, peace and beauty.

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Holbox is an island located northeast of Yucatan’s peninsula, at Quintana Roo State. You have to navigate all the way to the island starting at the Chiquila port. At this location you can go up into a shared or individual boat that will help you to cross the Yalahau lagoon. This takes 20 minutes approximately.

If you coming by car, this place is at 1 hour and 45 minutes from Playa del Carmen, 2 hours from Cancún, 2 hours and a half from Tulum and 5 hours and 30 minutes from Chetumal, the capital of Quintana Roo.

Weather at Holbox is warm, Springs are extremely hot and sunny, whereas Summer presents constant rains and sometimes cyclones. Average weather is 26º C.

The word Holbox is a combination of Mayan and Spanish and means “Black Hole”, despite the colorfulness you will find in the houses, the hotels, restaurants and the kindness of the inhabitants of this place. Many foreign people run away from extreme winters and find a paradise here.

It has a 40 kilometer extension, so you won’t need a car for moving to and for. Best thing you can do is rent a bike. The island is not paved so you will be walking over sand. The most popular way of transportation are golf cars.

In the island you will find fresh products that come from the sea, like lobster. The specialty is lobster pizza and you will be able to find it in most of the restaurants in the zone.

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