Trip to Holbox Island

Enjoy an all-inclusive one-day trip to Holbox Island, a gem located off the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Departure from Cancun.

This trip is ideal for those who want to escape the crowds and immerse themselves in relaxation and nature. 

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Quick Details


  • Round transportation to and from the port of Chiquilá
  • Box lunch
  • Boat ride around the island from the port of Chiquilá
  • Stop at Isla Pasión
  • Stop at Punta Mosquito
  • Stop at Yalahau Manantial
    Refreshing drinks (2 drinks)
  • Local meal of your choice
  • Free time in the town of Isla Holbox
  • Bilingual Guide

Not included

  • 300 MXN conservation fee

  • Tips for guide and crew

Duration: approximately 7 hours

Minimum age: 2 years

Pick-up time: may vary (between 6:00 am and 8:00 am)

Meeting point: Your accommodation. You may be asked to move to a specific location near you for easier/faster pickup.

About Holbox Island

Known for its pristine beaches with crystal-clear waters and abundance of flora and fauna, Holbox Island is a can’t-be-missed spot during your trip to Quintana Roo. This fabulous, secluded island is part of the Yum Balam Biosphere Reserve, which is home to a wide variety of animals and plants, including more than 150 species of birds, sea turtles, and dolphins. 

The area is also home to the famous whale sharks that can be seen swimming in the waters around the island.

Holbox Island is also known for its colorful buildings, delicious local cuisine, and laid-back atmosphere, which make it the perfect getaway to escape the crowds.

Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of water activities, including kiteboarding, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. One of the most unique experiences in Holbox is the bioluminescence phenomenon, which is probably the most impressive around the world. This natural phenomenon occurs in the waters around the island thanks to a type of algae that glows in the dark.


A1: Holbox Island is a small, picturesque island located in the Mexican Caribbean. It is worldwide known for its pristine beaches with crystal-clear waters and an abundance of flora and fauna. Part of the Yum Balam Biosphere Reserve, Holbox island is home to a wide variety of animals and plants, including more than 150 species of birds, sea turtles, and dolphins.

A2: Top activities on Holbox Island include swimming, relaxing on the beach, snorkeling, kayaking, exploring the island’s unique flora and fauna, and experiencing the bioluminescence phenomenon.

A3: Yes, our 1-day trip to Holbox island gives you plenty of time to explore the most important areas of the island. The duration of the trip is approximately 7 hours.

A4: You will tour 3 of the most incredible areas of the island (Punta Cocos, Punta Mosquito, and Passion Island). You will also have plenty of free time to explore the island at your own pace.

A5: Yes, Holbox Island is a family-friendly destination with plenty of activities for families with young kids. The shallow waters and gentle waves make it a safe place for kids to swim and play.

A6: Yes, Holbox Island has a rich cultural heritage influenced by the Mayan culture. The colorful town center consists of a church, boutiques, ancient ruins, restaurants, and a park.

A7: We recommend packing light, comfortable clothing, swimwear, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellent, and a camera!

A8: Yes, the price includes lunch in a local restaurant on Holbox Island.

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