Located less than two hours away from Cancun, Holbox is a small island in the Mexican Caribbean. This alluring remote island boasts some of the most fascinating gifts of nature that will make your vacation something magical that you will remember forever.
The fact that there are just a few places in the world where people can enjoy two amazing experiences; the bioluminescence phenomenom and the whale shark watching, is what makes Holbox a place worth visiting for those who love nature and want to live unique experiences.
Swimming with Whale Sharks
Every year, from May to September, Isla Mujeres and Holbox receive their most amazing visitors, which come to our destinations because of the favorable conditions and nutrients in the sea which make plankton grow fast.
This fascinating sea creature is the world´s largest fish, as it can grow up to 14 meters long. It may seem a bit intimidating to swim with them, but there´s nothing to worry about because they are harmless.
It is one of the most thrilling activities to do in Holbox and one you cannot miss, just remember to carry it out responsibly so they can keep coming for a long time.
Holbox´s beaches glow at night because of the bioluminescence phenomenon produced by microorganisms which radiate a bright turquoise light with the movement of the sea.
This incredible phenomenon can be seen in Holbox all year long, but it is best appreciated from April to August, and whenever there is no moonlight. The best places to observe this amazing phenomenon are the beaches located far away from downtown Holbox, like Punta Cocos and Punta Mosquito.
If you want to spice up this unique experience, we recommend you book a kayaking tour with one of the certified companies on the island. This will take your experience to another level, as you will be able to observe the trail of lights that fishes and manta rays leave as they swim around.
Let yourself be captive by these wonderful natural experiences that can be done in the Mexican Caribbean. Do not miss trying Holbox´s gastronomy, which will also surprise you and your party with its delicious culinary options and cozy accommodations.
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