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THINGS TO DO ON ISLA HOLBOX
The main activity on Holbox is RELAXATION! Bring a good book, find a relaxing hammock and let the world slide by!
Holbox has a fabulous seven mile long white sand beach on the placid waters of the Gulf Of Mexico.
Unlike the dangerous undertows of the Caribbean, the waters off Holbox are knee-deep a long way out. Great for kids and families. Shelling is also a popular pastime. The waters are a blue-green color and no rocks. Holbox's streets are all sand, not an ounce of Asphalt. They like it that way!
SWIM WITH WHALE SHARKS
Free Swim with the oceans LARGEST Fish.....The WHALE SHARK. These harmless peaceful creatures visit Holbox Island every May-September. Tours operated by licensed Government guides. See Holbox Whale Shark Tours for more information.
Wind Surfing has become very popular as there is always a Breeze on Holbox. The popular wind surf time is during the winter's Nortes when the winds really blow hard. There is a new Wind Surfing School on Holbox headed by a local legend Moichano. He's headquartered at the Hotel Casa Iguana just a short walk down the beach from town www.casa-iguana.net for more info.
Kayaking in the mangroves has also increased in popularity.
Fly Fishing: A well kept secret known only to the cognoscenti of Tarpon Fishing are the flats and estuaries of Holbox, which are a perfect habitat for Tarpon and baby Tarpon.
Here the eco-system creates a perfect breeding ground for these amazing fighting fish. The shallow mangrove flats are the perfect incubator. World class Tarpon season begins in April with even better results during June, July, and August. Also available are Bonefish, Snappers, and Jack. There are several outfitters who know where the "ACTION" is.
Horseback Riding is available at a very reasonable $200 peso per hour and the beach side ride is spectacular particularly at sunset. Located on the east side close to Holbox's airport, on the beach.
Yalahau Spring is a must place to visit when you are on the island. Yalahau in the local Mayan dialect translates to eye of the water. Here you will find a crystal clear spring often referred to as the fountain of life.
The spring has a rich history since it was a valuable commodity during times of drought that are believed to have occurred throughout Mayan history. It is quite conceivable that the island was chosen by buccaneers as a safe haven primarily for the spring. It was traditionally used by the Mayans.
Deep Sea Sport Fishing is also available on Holbox. The locals know where the Big Ones are Cobia, Tuna, Sailfish and more. The Best Fishing Excursions are run by Monkey's Tour Group and another local legend "Willy".
Isla Pajaros a.k.a. Bird Island is an island close by, renown for it's birds.
Isla Pajaros is located in the Lagoon Yalahau. It is a common location for birders to visit to add pictures for their collections. There, you can see, depending on the time of the year, Flamingos, White Ibises, Spoon Bills, Cranes and a host of multi colored species.
Isla Pajaros is approximately a 30 minute boat ride from Holbox.
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