This is a guest article by Jase at Roaming Vegans. Need a break from the crowds of Cancun and Tulum? Holbox Island is calling! Holbox, Mexico is a secluded paradise located off the northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is a less crowded island surrounded by stunning beaches, amazing wildlife, and plenty of things to do. Despite its small size, Holbox is full of fun activities. So whether you are looking to explore the natural beauty of the island, relax in a hammock, or get active, there is something for everyone. Things to do in Holbox Island, Mexico Here are eight of the best things to do in Holbox Island, Mexico. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, consider exploring the depths of Isla Holbox with a snorkeling or snorkeling tour and discover the island’s crystal clear waters teeming with colorful fish and stunning corals. Diving takes place during the summer months, when the water is warm and visibility is at its best. There are many great spots to explore, but some of the best snorkeling can be found in the area around Punta Cocos Beach Club. Here, you will have the chance to spot barracudas, turtles, and a variety of tropical fish. These majestic creatures migrate to the island between the months of May and September, making it an ideal time to come and witness them in their natural habitat. This experience provides a unique opportunity to observe these gentle giants up close and snorkel in crystal clear waters, and when it comes to swimming with whale sharks, be respectful and safe. It is important to note that Holbox is only safe to swim with whale sharks when they are actively feeding. If you see whale sharks resting or moving too fast, it’s best to stay away and not enter the water. During this time, you can still observe whale sharks from the boat, but be sure to keep your distance and respect their space. Make sure not to get too close to or touch the whales, as this may disturb them and disrupt their normal behaviour. Swimming with whale sharks in Holebox is an amazing experience not to be missed. From the sea with a boat tour. Holbox boat tours provide a unique way to explore the island and its stunning coastline, mangrove forests, and islets. With a tour guide leading you the way, you’ll learn about the local history and culture while getting a chance to spot wildlife like dolphins, stingrays, and sometimes even whale sharks. The waters around Holbox are safe for swimming and snorkeling, so you can hop in too to experience the vibrant coral reefs firsthand. A variety of boat trips are available according to your interests and budget, from sunset cruises to all-day excursions that include visits to neighboring islands, don’t miss this great opportunity to explore Isla Holbox from the water. Isla de la Pasión is a small uninhabited island located a few kilometers from Holbox Island. It is known for its stunning white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and abundant wildlife. As Holbox continues to gain popularity as a tourist destination, more and more visitors are discovering the Isla de la Pasión. Getting to Isla de la Pasión is easy, as there are several tour companies in Holbox that will take you there. You can also hire a boat in the harbor and make your own way to the island. Once at Isla de la Pasión, visitors will find a breathtaking beach paradise, with crystal clear waters and white sand beaches that seem to stretch on forever. There are many places to swim, snorkel, relax and enjoy the beauty of the island. The waters around the island are particularly clear and full of marine life, making it an ideal place to spot dolphins and other sea creatures. From handmade jewelry and clothing to souvenirs, there are plenty of great finds on this beautiful island. Holbox has all the essentials and you can find everything you need for your vacation in these markets. Be sure to check out the artisans selling their handcrafted goods, and don’t forget to buy some gifts for the family. If you’re looking for souvenirs, there are plenty of shops selling T-shirts, hats, and other memorabilia that will remind you of your time on Holbox Island. Isla Holbox, Mexico You can’t skip a visit to Punta Cocos Beach Club. Located on the northern side of the island, Punta Cocos Beach Club is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, the club boasts a stunning beach and has a lively atmosphere. Bask in the sun and relax in the clear waters, sip a cocktail at the beach bar and enjoy food from one of the local restaurants. There are also plenty of water activities to choose from, such as kayaking and paddle boarding. There are a plethora of vegetarian restaurants on Holbox, so conscious eating is definitely in order on the island, and you can also find affordable and tasty snacks from local beach vendors and in the supermarkets. And while the island is generally more expensive than mainland Mexico, it’s safe to say you won’t go hungry at Holbox. Watch The Sunset Nothing quite like ending a perfect sunny day like watching the sun set over the ocean – and Holbox is sure to cater. Some amazing sunsets. One of the popular places to watch the sunset on Holbox is centrally located on Natural Pier. So grab some beer, snacks and friends and enjoy the beautiful sunset as it colors the island in a medley of colors – maybe go snorkeling too. Did you enjoy this article? You May Like: About Our Guest Author Jase is a tireless traveler who has been on the road for over 6 years. Once a frugal backpacker and now a digital nomad, Jase is on hand sharing vegan travel tips on Roaming Vegans.
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