Isla Holbox

Isla Holbox Travel Guide

Articles about Isla Holbox

See our list of 27 affordable beach resorts. Imagine yourself, for an indulgent moment, sunbathing on Tiririca Beach in Brazil’s Bahia. Palm trees cast slender shadows along the stretch of golden sand; the sparkling, azure ocean beckons you in fo...

Hotels in Isla Holbox

The island of Holbox (pronounced “Ole-bosh”) is a tiny spit of land off the Yucatán Peninsula, laced with sand roads. As soon as Cuban-born artist Sandra Pérez arrived, she knew she wanted to stay for good, so she created a retreat that would feel more like a residence than a formal hotel.

Things to do in Isla Holbox

From June through August, Holbox is one of the few places in the world where you can swim alongside harmless whale sharks—the largest known fish in the world. Holbox Tours & Travel runs six-hour tours ($90) that guarantee time in the water with these gentle giants.