What to do in Holbox

Holbox is one of the islands that is part of the magical experience of the Mexican Caribbean and although it is not located near the Riviera Maya or Cancun, as its sisters: Isla Mujeres and Cozumel.

What to do in Holbox

So if you are thinking about visiting this island but still can’t decide, because “it’s far from the city”, I have very good news for you. Today BF Travel will tell you about the top 10 things to do in Holbox and we are very sure that once you read it, you will definitely decide to finally come and enjoy this paradise on Earth.

What to do in Holbox

The island of Holbox has a lot to offer to everyone who visits it and although it is an island to enjoy, get away from the noise, pollution and even technology, getting there is a bit complicated.

But don’t worry, because you can read our post about how to get to Holbox or hire a transfer service to Holbox and stop worrying about how to get there and just enjoy. And then: we start with our list.

Holbox Tour

This tour starts in Playa del Carmen along with 15 other people, you will enjoy a private boat trip to navigate the wonders of this natural reserve; you will also be able to contemplate the bird sanctuary and swim in an amazing pool.

This tour includes a professional guide and exquisite food in front of the sea, fish or chicken in different styles, with rice and salad.

This activity lasts approximately 10 hours and costs 2,290 MXN per person.

Holbox Tour

Holbox Island Mangroves

In this tour you will be able to do several activities, such as a kayak ride. This site has a great variety of birds, its environment is natural and pleasant for those who love the outdoors.

Be one of the few people to visit this magical place and enjoy such an emblematic and important ecosystem for the planet. The activity has a guide who speaks different languages; you will get hydrating drinks, fruit and entrance to Yum Balam Reserve.

A fun adventure for an affordable price of 950 MXN per person; so you will have something very entertaining and economical to do in Holbox for approximately 3 hours.

Bioluminescence in Holbox

To experience this light show is something unique and special; therefore, we highly recommend the night tour, which will leave you with unforgettable memories. The best way to experience this act of lights is in a team and surrounded by prepared people.

This activity can be appreciated on the beaches south of the island; if you go on a tour, this activity lasts approximately 3 hours and costs 600 MXN per person.

Bioluminescence in Holbox

3 Islands Tour

Get to know the surroundings of Holbox while you ride on a boat, you will take a short but relaxing tour with a professional guide. He will explain you every detail of the beautiful vacation spot.

It is worth mentioning that you will have the opportunity to swim in the rejuvenating waters of Yalahau and admire the multicolored landscape of Isla PasiĆ³n. This tour lasts 3 hours and costs 3,900 MXN for a group of 6 people, includes an expert guide, binoculars and entrance to Yalahau Lagoon.

Whale shark in Holbox

This activity takes place with a group of people in Holbox Island, where you will be able to snorkel and enjoy the wildlife. In this underwater adventure you will see manta rays, dolphins and sea turtles in their natural habitat; therefore, it is a perfect adventure for nature lovers.

All this lasts about 7 hours and costs 3,980 MXN per person; the money covers the boat trip with GPS, a cold water container, snorkeling equipment, a certified guide, breakfast and lunch, soft drinks and sodas.

Whale shark in Holbox

Magic Tour from Cancun to Holbox Island

This is an exciting adventure; you will visit beautiful islands with magnificent surroundings for any visitor. It is perfect if you are looking for something private and away from the crowds; relax in a hammock while sipping a refreshing drink on this small but beautiful island.

You can also snorkel in the reefs and shallow waters. This activity is ideal if you are looking for things to do in Holbox in a full day and costs 2,380 MXN per person.

Mayan full moon ceremony

Have you ever wondered what to do in Holbox at night? Attend the Mayan full moon ceremony, a unique cultural activity. This ceremony is led by a spiritual guide with Mayan origins and a shaman; you will be told interesting legends and stories about the place, which makes your stay very special and magical.

At the end of the activity, you will feel a sense of healing and renewal; all this has a cost of 1,280 MXN per person and lasts 2 hours. You can go with a group of up to 14 people.

Take Kitesurfing Lessons

In Holbox, they offer kitesurfing lessons; guaranteeing you a fast and safe learning. A great activity if you are looking for adventure and a good dose of adrenaline. You will be able to glide on the water and fly at a fairly fast speed; you will have adequate equipment and the staff will teach you perfectly how to use it. In this way, you will learn this sport correctly and you will be able to navigate fluently.

The activity has a duration of 3 hours and they recommend taking the complete certified course; all this at an affordable price of 5,300 MXN per adult.

Attend a professional photo shoot

Visit several visually interesting places in Holbox with a professional photographer; who will take many high-end photos for you to remember your best vacations.

Plus, you’ll have perfect photos to share on your social networks, so your loved ones can see that you’re having a great time. The session lasts approximately 1 hour and will take place on a beach, to start with; then, you will be able to choose where else in the area you want to have your pictures taken. The price is 2,760 MXN; it is essential to do this to remember your stay on the island.

Horseback riding

This tour takes place on the beach of Holbox to get to know the island better. You will just have to relax and let these magnificent animals show you the beautiful view of the island.

The ride lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes and costs 2,120 MXN per person; you can do this before ending your stay in this amazing place.

Horseback riding


Undoubtedly, Holbox is an ideal place for everyone: from photographers who want to capture the beauty of the region, the flora and fauna, to people looking to enjoy a day at the beach full of tranquility and let’s not forget, travelers with their pets. Holbox is for everyone and you have to be here.