Day trip

Riviera Maya: Holbox Island Day Trip and Safari with Lunch

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Activity provider: HOLBOX MAGICO TOURS

Riviera Maya: Holbox Island Day Trip and Safari with Lunch

Activity provider: HOLBOX MAGICO TOURS
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From US$ 135 US$ 114.75 per person

Discover the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Holbox Island on a day trip from the Riviera Maya. Ride a boat across a lagoon, explore the Yum Balam Nature Reserve, and enjoy a tasty lunch.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
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  • Search for wildlife like eagles and flamingos in the Yum Balam Nature Reserve
  • Relax on the white sand and enjoy the crystal-clear waters
  • Savor local flavors with the included lunch and drink at a restaurant
  • Cruise across a stunning lagoon with a local fisherman to Isla Pasion
Full description

Cruise to Holbox Island on this day trip with hotel pickup from select Riviera Maya locations. Uncover the rich biodiversity of the Yum Balam Nature Reserve on a boat tour with a local fisherman. Visit Isla Pasion and search for local wildlife, and enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. 

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Riviera Maya. Take in the views on the transfer in an air-conditioned van. Arrive at the port of Chiquila and board a private boat with a local fisherman. 

Navigate through the Yum Balam Nature Reserve where over 300 different species of birds live freely. Look for whitehead eagles, cormorants, flamingos, and ducks as you cross a lagoon to Isla Pasion. Hop aboard a golf cart and travel to Punta Cocos beach. 

Head to the main harbor on Holbox island and enjoy a mini tour. Fill up with some mouth-watering local fare at a restaurant. Sip on a soft drink or water with your meal. Have some free time to explore the fishing village or chill out at the beach before returning to your accommodation. 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from selected areas)
  • Holbox Island boat tour
  • English/Spanish-speaking guide
  • Water and soft drink
  • Full meal
  • Tips
  • Golf Cart
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All animals roam freely so sightings cannot be guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

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Quite a long trip from Playa del Carmen but Holbox was definitely worth it. The guides were fantastic and had so much information to share. Fantastic day out and the meal on Holbox was amazing. Was nice to be supporting a small local business too rather than big tour company. Recommend 100%

November 23, 2022

We had the tour with Genaro! He's the world's best guide I've ever had! He is absolutely dedicated, has a sound knowledge of really everything, he is always asking how everyone is doing or how he can make someone happy! Due to the hurricane the day before, the flamingos were in a different place and thanks to a small detour we were still able to see them from an extreme distance. He did that because I was really sad. Furthermore, the food that was offered was absolutely amazing! it was the burrito of my life and vegetarians are definitely not neglected here. Thanks to insider tips from Genaro, I also ate the best ice cream on Holobox - it really was! Even better than in Italy! genaro took care of us all perfectly, he made it an absolutely unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, the water wasn't crystal clear, but due to his detailed explanation (beyond the scope - it was due to the hurricane) it was okay for all of us! recommended

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October 1, 2022

Highly recommended! First stop on beautiful island 2 stop Punto mosquito. And then Holhox had a nice meal. Water soda beer and tequila on board. 2 hours of free time on the island and then back. There was even an option to take a bike which is included. For a buggy pay 350 pesos for an hour.

September 7, 2022

Product ID: 360270