Isla Holbox is a small stretch of the island that measures 26 miles long. A shallow lagoon separates the island from Mexico’s mainland coast. The island of Holbox is home to thousands of exotic birds such as pelicans and flamingos. White sand fills the entire streets with Holbox, as this is very common in all Caribbean islands. The pure turquoise water and the white sands make the island an excellent place for tourists who prefer a secluded and relaxing get-away.
The island is an unspoiled paradise, as few foreign tourists visit the place due to its inaccessibility. This virgin island, located at the northwest portion of Cancun in Mexico, is part of the Yum-Balam Biosphere Reserves. Isla Holbox lies in the north coast of the peninsula of Yucatan. The island houses several species of birds, fishes and sea creatures such as whale sharks and manta ray. Those who visit the island enjoy fishing and whale shark viewing. Moreover, the beaches of Isla Holbox make the safest and the best place to kite-board. The gentle winds and the shallow waters along the beaches are ideal conditions for beginner kite boarders.
The beautiful island of Holbox is accessible by a ferry departing from Chiquila. The weather at Isla Holbox is rather pleasant no matter what time of the year. The warmest months are in May to August, and the cooler months are from December to February. The best months to visit the island are from June to September, particularly for those who wish to swim with the exotic sea creatures of the island. It is during these months that the tourists can have more chances of snorkeling and observing the great whale sharks.