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At the far north end of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico lies Isla Holbox, a sleepy, largely untouristed island paradise that is known primarily for its tours to see large concentrations of whale sharks.  Part of the Yum Balam Biosphere nature preserve, Isla Holbox is home to an amazing array of nature, including pelicans, manta rays and huge flocks of pink flamingos.

Our tour from Playa del Carmen begins with a stop at Solferino, the oldest Mayan village in the northern Yucatan, where we will enjoy a light breakfast.  We will visit the Yum Balam orquidean site where we will see holy Ceiba trees a thousand years old.  At Chiquila, we will board boats and head for beautiful Yalahau lagoon, home to huge flocks of tropical birds including pink flamingos, and even wild dolphins!

We will visit aptly named Morena Island (Bird Island), home to over 140 species of tropical birds, including ibis, flamingos, pelicans, spoonbills and more.  At about noon, we will arrive at Isla Holbox's north beach.  We will have lunch at a beachside hotel, where you can relax on the beach and use the facilities, or if you prefer you can take a golf cart to tour the island.

Discover Isla Holbox Tour Highlights

Visit the Oldest Mayan Village in the Yucatan!

Fantastic birdwatching in Yum Balam Biosphere!

See holy Mayan Ceiba Trees 1,000 years old!

Take a boat ride on beautiful Yalahau Lagoon!

Tour Isla Holbox with your own Golf Cart!

When:  Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:00 AM.  This tour is seasonal and runs from October through April only.  The rest of the year you can book the Whale Sharks Expedition

Where:  Pickup at your Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya hotel.  Exact pick-up time will depend on the location of your hotel, but will be specified on your Confirmation.  We can take groups of 5 or more on any day of the week.

How Long: 12 Hours Approximately.


  • Expert English Speaking Guide

  • Round-Trip Air-Conditioned Transportation

  • All Entrance Fees and Boat Rides

  • Lunch at a Beachside Restaurant

  • Use of All Beach Hotel Facilities

  • Visit to Mayan Village of Solferino

  • Soft Drink and Water


Adults Kids (3-6 Years)
Prices are Per Person and Include All Taxes and Fees.

Date Time Adults Kids (3-6)
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Don't Forget:

  • Camera
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Biodegradable Sunblock
  • Extra Clothes
  • Extra money for tips, drinks, souvenirs, etc.

Kids:  All ages are welcome.  Kids prices apply to ages 3 to 6 years old.  Kids under 3 are free.

Cruise Passengers:  Sorry, but this tour is not compatible with most cruise ship schedules.