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Holbox is an island known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and beautiful sunsets, and its gastronomy is something you will love.

Being a fishermen's island, the inhabitants have always been privileged with the best products of the sea, thanks to the fact that it is located in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

The influence of the emblematic gastronomy of the region has been preserved since the Mayan era.

The fresh seafood is combined with different kinds of sauce like pibil, and ingredients like achiote and habanero pepper to showcase the region's gastronomic heritage.


This idyllic island of the Mexican Caribbean has captive travelers from different parts of the world which have decided to settle down there; that has enriched the Holbox cuisine with international flavors.

Lobster, octopus, shrimp, grouper as well as local fish such as chac-chi, corvina, mullet, juler, bonito and cojinuda are the main ingredients to make delicious exotic dishes, such as Seafood panuchos, ceviche, among others.


It is important to take into account that lobster season is from March to June.

Some hotels have excellent restaurants that offer you spectacular views of the sunsets over the sea.

There are many gastronomic options for you to choose from. Many hotels and restaurants that serve delicious foods where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the sunset over the sea, small and picturesque restaurants and bars located right on the beach. You also can go downtown where you will find local foods, ice cream or “marquesitas” (a crispy crepe rolled up filled with melted shredded cheese and a sweet filling of your choice).