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ADVENTURE
Holbox has become the perfect mix for those looking for relaxation as well as adventure. Exploring the local fishing tours by boat around the bird's sanctuary and natural reserve or observing the fascinating natural phenomenon of the bioluminescence that you can testify (only in certain seasons) around the beaches, are only a few examples of highlights you can experience on this island!

And of course, one of the main attractions Holbox presents, -being one of the very few places on earth- is swimming with the biggest fish in the ocean, the whale shark.

All of the following tours can be booked with our staff directly at the reception / tour desk:

For questions or any further information, please send us an email:
info@villasmargaritasholbox.com
THE THREE ISLAND
CLASSIC TOUR
DAILY DEPARTURES AT 10 AM and 2PM

The ideal tour to get to see the whole beauty of Holbox island and its surroundings! In boats with no more than 8 people we start with a visit of Isla Pájaros, Bird Island, where you will be able to appreciate a wonderful view of fauna and flora from the bird watching tower in front of the island. Our next stop brings you to Isla Pasión, Passion Island, to explore the virgin and unpopulated areas of this small island. As 3rd part of this small circuit, we bring you to a historically important Cenote, a natural fresh waterwhole on the mainland - called Yalahau. Enjoy your swim in the sweet water to cool off and relax a bit more - there is also a restaurant and restrooms available - until we take our way back to Holbox.

Total estimated time of the tour: 3.5 hours.

Included
  • Pick up at Villas Margaritas Holbox (please reconfirm time at the reception)
  • Boat tour with Captain and life vest
  • Trip to Isla Pájaros, Isla Pasión and Cenote Yalahau
  • Return to the pier of the laggon
Not included
  • Drinks
  • Food
  • Enrance fee to the cenote Yalahau (15 pesos /1 USD)
  • Return to Villas Margaritas (you can take a taxi)
WHALE SHARK SNORKEL SAFARI
SEASON MID MAY - MID SEPTEMBER (GUARANTEED FROM JUNE TILL AUGUST)
DAILY DEPARTURE 07.30AM (FROM THE PIER)

Our BEST SELLER!
Swim with the biggest fish in the ocean!

We pick you up at your hotel and take you to the departure point where you will be served some coffee or tee and cookies until everybody arrives. We´ll depart from Holbox in search of this giant beautiful creature (may take 1.5-2.5 hours). On our way we might be lucky to get a glimpse of some friendly dolphins, or turtles, Manta rays and birds. Once we find the Whale sharks, we always swim in groups of 2 persons with a guide and make several turns!

After the swimming, we continue to a second spot, where we do some more nice snorkeling where you might see turtles and some colourful fish and chorals.

On our way back, we pass through the mangroves until we reach the huge sand bank called Río Santa Paula. This is our last stop and you´ll get some delicious and fresh Ceviche (traditional dish of fish) and some beverages.

Last but not least, returning to Holbox, we pass by the habitat of the Flamingos at Punta Mosquito!

All in all, this is a beautiful tour to connect to nature and to some of its unique and fascinating creatures! It is a once in a lifetime experience for everybody! Don´t forget your camera!

Total estimated time of the tour: 6 hours.

Please note, this tour is not suitable for very small kids, people with heart or back problems or any other physical limitations or pregnant women! It is recommened to bring some pills for sea sickness if you have trouble, the trip might be very bumpy!

Please also bring enough sun protection and only use biodegradable sunscreen!

Included
  • Pick up at Villas Margaritas Holbox (time to be reconfirmed with our staff)
  • Coffee, tee, cookies
  • Certified guide
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Non alcoholic drinks and ceviche ( there are vegetarian options, upon request )
  • Search and swim with the Whale Shark
Not included
  • Wetsuit (can be rented against fee)
  • Return to Villas Margaritas Holbox (it is close enough to walk however)


KAYAK TOUR
DAILY DEPARTURE AT 7 AM (DEPENDING ON WEATHER CONDITIONS)

Explore nature through the mangroves during the peaceful morning hours in Holbox!

Our guide takes you in individual or double kayaks along the ocean to the lagoon area or the other way round - depending on the currents. We move around shallow waters so you can appreciate the beauty of the flora and fauna!

Combine nature, adventure and work out and have a wonderful time out there to soak up the peace and calm of Holbox´spirit! Total estimated time of the tour: 3.5 hours

Included:
  • Pick up at Villas Margaritas
  • Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Double Kayak with paddles
  • Life vest
  • Water and juice
  • Remos
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Entrance fee Isla Cocodrilos

HORSEBACK RIDING
DAILY DEPARTURE 9 AM AND 4.30 PM

Ride along the most beautiful beaches of Holbox!

Imagine yourself on a horse strolling along the beautiful white sandy beaches of a small island, watching the colorful sunset and the wide ocean, observing the nature and listening to the waves and the sounds of the birds. Could be part of a movie - but also part of your Holbox vacation!

You will pass by the most beautiful points of Holbox Island, Punta Cocos and Punta Ciricote. Beginners as well as experienced horsmen are welcome!

Total estimated time of the tour: 2 hours.

Included:
  • Pick up at Villas Margaritas
  • Saddled horse (one per person)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Guide
  • Tour to Punta Ciricote and Punta Cocos

Not included
  • Drinks
  • Return to the hotel


TOUR CABO CATOCHE
DAILY DEPARTURE AT 8 AM (FROM THE PIER "TIBURON BALLENA")

Cabo Catoche is one of the unique places around Holbox Island you should not miss to visit - a beautiful island, aproximately 43km away, surrounded of a huge vegetation and virgin beaches, but with the first sanctuary every built in Latin America, it also has an interesting history to tell!

We get there by boat. For your wellbeing is taken care of with some refreshments provided on board. We will first fish together hopefully a lot of fish for our lunch, and later do some nice swimming and snorkeling in an area where turtles and Manta rays live.

After that we continue to the large sand bank Río Santa Paula that is surrounded by beautiful mangroves and birds. We disembark to have our lunch on firm land and have some time to relax and enjoy the stunning view.

On our way back to Holbox, we pass by Punta Mosquito and might be lucky enough to see some Flamingos.

Total estimated time of the tour: 6 hours.

Included
  • Boat tour with Captain and bilingual guide (English / Spanish)
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Equipment for fishing
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Life vest
  • Ceviche for lunch (please request vegetarian options in advance)
  • Return to the pier
Not included
  • Breakfast
  • Return to the hotel (not very far from Villas Margaritas, you can walk or take a taxi)
  • Beer (you can bring your own beer however)
  • Wetsuit (can be rented against fee)

FLY FISHING
DAILY DEPARTURE 7 AM OR 2 AM (ON REQUEST)

Must-Do for all fishing enthusiasts!

Book this adventure with us all year round, the tour is for 2 people and you can depart at 7am or 2pm in the afternoon, with beverages and all equipment included.

We are working with the 3rd best fisherman worldwide specialized in fly fishing here in Holbox!

Total estimated time of the tour: 6-8 hours.
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