Sunpro Rewards: Holbox Island, Mexico

Discover the Unspoiled Paradise of Holbox, Mexico

Imagine stepping onto a pristine island where time slows down, and the worries of the world melt away. Holbox Island, or Isla Holbox, is a narrow barrier island at the confluence of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. You’ll encounter a peaceful, nature-filled getaway in the middle of winter.

Holbox Island is part of Mexico’s largest nature reserve, called Yum Balam. It’s home to more than 400 bird species and multiple endangered species, including jaguars, flamingos, crocodiles and monkeys. Unlike the bustling resorts of Cancún or the crowded beaches of Playa del Carmen, Holbox remains a tranquil haven where you can truly escape. Here, the turquoise waters meet powdery white sands, and the sunsets paint the sky with hues of orange and pink, creating a picture-perfect backdrop for your dream getaway.

In Holbox, adventure and relaxation go hand in hand. The island’s charm lies in its simplicity; there are no paved roads, and all transport is by golf cart or on foot, allowing you to immerse yourself in its tranquil atmosphere. Explore the island’s vibrant marine life while snorkeling in crystal-clear waters or wander through the quaint streets of the island’s only village, soaking up the laid-back vibe and friendly atmosphere. Holbox is also a sanctuary for nature lovers, home to diverse bird species and the awe-inspiring whale sharks that migrate here annually.

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Three Islands Holbox

Holbox Mexico Morena Island

Surrounded by mangroves, the beautiful Yalahau Lagoon is a natural haven worthy of admiration, and it separates Holbox Island from the mainland. On the shore of the lagoon is the famous Ojo de Agua — a bath in its refreshing crystalline water has vitalized the travelers who pass through here since the times of the ancient Maya.

The Yalahau Lagoon is a rich natural habitat that gives shelter to many species. It is home to the spectacular pink flamingos that come here to feed. In the water of the lagoon, you can also see schools of fish and even dolphins swimming around the island.

Also, on the lagoon is Morena Island, also known as Isla Pájaros, which is the home of more than 140 species of birds that make their nests in it. It is common to find white ibis, frigate birds, white egrets, double-crested cormorants, white pelicans, red egrets, pink spoonbills, herons, gray pelicans, and pink flamingos, among others, on the island.

Your last stop is Isla Pasión, a tiny deserted beach full of bright pink seashells. Here, from the observation tower, you get a great view of the lagoon and Holbox. You may even see the remains of the turtle nursery once installed on Isla Pasión before returning to Holbox, with a full camera, ready to sit back and relax once again.


  • Departure Time: 10:00 AM
  • Duration: 3.5 hours

Wild Tour Nativa Adventure

Ride on an ATV and enjoy an exciting journey through the jungle. Climb our panoramic tower, and cross a magical path surrounded by trees that takes you to the Dakini Lagoon. Enjoy the lagoon’s waters as you canoe, surrounded by lilies and lotus flowers. This is an unforgettable experience and the longest ATV tour of the peninsula!

At Laguna Dakini, you board a canoe to paddle until you reach the majestic Oasis of Lilies.
Upon returning to the dock, you are guided to the Meliponario for a honey tasting.


  • Departure Time: 9:00 AM
  • Duration: 5.5 hours

Bioluminescence Tour

Prepare to be spellbound by one of nature’s most captivating spectacles: the moonlit bioluminescence kayaking tour in Holbox. As night falls, the waters around the island come alive with a mesmerizing, ethereal glow. Tiny, luminescent organisms called phytoplankton create this otherworldly display, lighting up the waves with their soft, magical radiance.

Imagine gliding through these shimmering waters, each stroke of your paddle leaving a trail of light, and every movement creating a dazzling dance of colors. This tour is an immersive adventure that connects you to the enchanting rhythms of nature. Under the starlit sky, the bioluminescence creates an atmosphere of wonder and tranquility.

Don’t miss your chance to witness this natural phenomenon in the most stunning setting. While this trip is not during peak bioluminescence season, the trip is planned during a new moon, and will still be able to see the bioluminescence.

Electric Bike Tour

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Holbox beach town streets

Cruise leisurely along sandy shores, explore lush flora, and immerse in vibrant island culture, all while preserving the unique environment of Holbox. Cruising on an electric bike is your gateway to a spellbinding island experience.

Take in the magnificent views as you travel along the sandy streets and beaches of Holbox. Be on the lookout for birds and other native wildlife. Capture the moment by taking advantage of the best selfie backdrops in Mexico — with the beach and the surrounding islands.

Fishing Holbox

The fishing vessels are seaworthy pangas, traditional Mexican fishing boats. They are fully equipped, comfortable, safe, and at the same time are easy to maneuver in the lows using a lever. You can catch medium and small fish such as Corvina, Grouper, Snapper, and Mojarra, among others. The guides are professional, fully trained natives of Isla Holbox who have been fishing with rods for a long time and have years of experience guiding and fishing in the area.

Spa and Wellness Center

Spa options are available on the island and a short walk from the resort. You’ll find a range of rejuvenating treatments designed to soothe your mind, body, and spirit. Indulge in a relaxing massage, from deep tissue to hot stone, each tailored to melt away stress and tension. Revitalize your skin with a refreshing facial. An invigorating body scrub will exfoliate and nourish your skin. Complete your experience with our pampering manicures and pedicures, ensuring you leave feeling refreshed and revitalized.

Accommodations: Mystique Holbox by Royalton

Your home away from home will be the Mystique Holbox by Royalton, a boutique beachfront hotel that promises a charming and intimate experience, perfect for unwinding and savoring the island’s serene beauty. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the magic of Holbox. Discover why this enchanting island is Mexico’s best-kept secret.

About the Island of Holbox

How do I get to Holbox?
The island is reached only by ferry from the town of Chiquilá. 

How far is the Cancun airport from the Port of Chiquila?
Approximately 1 hr 45 min from the Cancun airport.

How often does the ferry leave from Puerto Chiquila to Holbox and until what time is it available?
The ferry runs from 6 am to 8 pm, and departures are every half hour.

How often does the ferry from Holbox to Puerto de Chiquila leave and until what time is it available?
The first ferry is at 5 am and departs every 30 minutes until 8 pm.

Mystique Holbox, a contemporary, luxurious, and exquisite boutique beachfront resort, is located on the exotic Island of Holbox. This small paradisiac 26-mile island is within the protected Yum Balam nature reserve at the north of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. 

Holbox is an exclusive destination unspoiled by mass tourism, making it an ideal getaway for vacationers searching for a true escape from the ordinary. Rich in marine life and a variety of endemic and migratory birds, guests will observe yellow-lored parrots, painted buntings, and flamingos.

How to tour the island: Cars are not permitted on the island, so take the opportunity to walk or rent a bike. Soak up the beauty of Holbox while you satisfy your wanderlust with daily discoveries on-land and at sea.

Additional Activities on Holbox

You can find more adventure in Holbox, where you can bike through town, go bird watching, yoga, kite surfing, horseback riding, and snorkeling.

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