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Information about Isla Holbox


Holbox is a small Mexican island located in the extreme north of the state of Quintana Roo, which belongs to the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas, 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) off the northeast coast of the Yucatan peninsula.

Holbox has become a tourist destination, particularly in adventure tourism and relaxation. One of the main activities of the inhabitants of this island, is the fishing of lobster, governed by the season of prohibition; In local restaurants you can taste lobster-based dishes (including lobster pizza). Walks on the island are usually comforting, except during hurricane seasons, when the island is normally evacuated, depending on the intensity of the island. Although the island is on the outer border of the Caribbean, its environment is called Caribbean with sets of colorful houses, equivalent to other similar destinations.
Island Birds
Pájaros Island is a small islet covered with mangrove and cactus located in the Yalahau or Conil lagoon, where they inhabit a great diversity of birds, some in danger of extinction; So there are two viewpoints and walkers in order to minimize direct contact with birds, in order to protect the natural environment while admiring them. Flamingos, cormorants, herons, frigates, pelicans, wild ducks, seagulls, are just some of the species to be observed in a space still in a natural state.
Passion Island
Isla Pasión is a small island that is 10 minutes from Holbox by boat. It is recommended to enjoy pristine beaches, the sun and the sea; For its quiet atmosphere and its tropical adventure space, far from civilization.
Cape Catoche
Cape Catoche, a “tip” on the Gulf of Mexico coastline is approximately 53 kilometers (32.9 mi) north of Cancun. Its location belongs to the continental territory of Holbox Island. Cape Catoche determines the continental divide between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

It is an island, where nature is its best shade and the soft sand invites you to walk and enjoy the beautiful view.

Whale shark
Each year whale sharks come close to the northern tip of the Yucatan peninsula in the waters between Isla Holbox and Isla Mujeres to feed and mate during the months of May through September.

The whale shark has no common features with whales with the exception of its size and the fact that it only eats tiny plankton that it picks up with its mouth open. Normally it feeds on the surface or slightly below it. It is fed by filtering through its gills the small organisms of the plankton that are in the water
Whale sharks are viviparous animals and sometimes young offspring are seen swimming with the older ones.
Whale sharks are very docile and gentle, do not panic when approaching divers or swimmers.
Snorkeling with whale sharks is a unique and unforgettable experience.