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Dream vacation on the island of Holbox

  • 7 Days
  • Bookable at any time
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • 100% customizable
  • Transfers included
  • Taxes included

Bienvenidos and welcome to Mexico!

Mexico is a country full of joie de vivre, positive energy, endless nature and incredible dream beaches.

This Mexico trip leaves nothing to be desired! Enjoy your dream vacation on the island of Holbox, feel the fine white sandy beach under your feet, hear the soft sound of the waves in the shallow ocean, enjoy delicious Mexican food and experience incredibly beautiful moments in nature.

Look forward to a time of deep relaxation under the pleasantly warm Mexican sun and just let your soul bask in the experience.

This trip is 100% tailored to you and your wishes and can be easily combined with a cultural trip through Yucatan, for example.


Day 1Arrival in Cancun

Welcome to Mexico! Arriving at Cancun Airport, your driver will pick you up and take you to the Chiquila Ferry Terminal. There you buy your ferry ticket and cross over to the beautiful dream island of Holbox. Upon arrival you will be driven by an island taxi to your hotel, where you can recover from your long journey.

Meals: none

Day 2Bioluminescence night tour (optional)

After breakfast you have the opportunity to spend your first day at the beach, to relax or to explore the beautiful area on foot, by bike or from the water (kayak or SUP). Or how about a relaxing massageright on the beach?

In the evening you can optionally take part in a very magical excursion. Between June and September is the best time to observe the blue glowing plankton, the bioluminescence, in the moonlight. Get in your kayak and slowly glide through the shallow water to see the bioluminescence of the gentle wave movements. This looks like thousands of beautifully shining stars have fallen from the sky into the ocean. An experience of a very special kind!

Bioluminescence can be observed all year round. However, the best time is between June and September. The intensity of the plankton also depends on the lunar calendar. This tour does not operate when there is a full moon.

Meals: breakfast

Day 3Swim with whale sharks (optional)

Today you will experience an absolute highlight of your vacation in Mexico: swimming with whale sharks!

On this tour, you will be picked up at your hotel early in the morning and given an introduction to the life of whale sharks. The majestic sea creatures are among the largest fish living todayand can grow up to 14 m. Despite their imposing size, these beautiful animals are very peaceful, so swimming with them is completely safe. The moment you get up close and personal with these amazing marine creatures and swim with them, you feel a whole new and deep connection with nature and the beauty of our planet.

After this experience, you continue to the nature reserve on the Rio Santa Paula. There, on a pristine beach, you can enjoy a delicious ceviche and the sight of numerous protected bird species that live in this natural park.

After a very eventful day you will be taken back to your hotel.

This is an eco tour. Your safety as well as the safety and protection of the animals have top priority. If the tour cannot take place for various reasons, we will try to find an alternative.

Meals: breakfast

Day 43-Island-Tour (Optional)

The (optional) adventure starts with setting sail from “La Caleta” towards Isla de los Pajaros (Bird Island). From the island’s vantage point, you can spot native birds such as pelicans, cormorants, herons and seagulls, as well as migratory birds such as the white pelican. Afterwards, you continue to the Yalahau Water Eye, which is naturally supplied with water from cenotes by underground rivers. There you can put on your bathing suit and don’t miss a dip in the refreshing, crystal-clear water. After a delicious lunch on site, you will continue to the third and last island of your excursion: the Isla de la Pasion – the island of passion. It used to be a very popular honeymoon destination for newly married couples. The island viewpoint offers a spectacular view over the island and the crystal clear sea.

Meals: breakfast

Day 5Snorkeling Trip Cabo Catoche (Optional)

Cabo Catoche is the point where the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico meet. It is a paradise for all snorkeling fans and fishermen.

The (optional) tour starts early in the morning and the captain goes first to one of the best fishing spots. After catching your own fish, if you like, it’s time to put on your goggles and snorkel. There is a good chance that you will spot dolphins, rays, parrotfish, dogfish, moray eels, etc.

The boat then docks at the beautiful dream beach of Cabo Catoche, where you can enjoy a delicious, freshly caught ceviche. On the return trip, the captain will make a brief stop at the Punta Mosquito Nature Reserve to spot pink flamingos with a bit of luck.

Meals: breakfast

Day 6Fishing trip (optional)

Holbox is not only THE dream island with wide sandy beaches and crystal clear water, but also a paradise for all hobby and sports anglers. This optional tour starts in the morning and your captain will show you the best spots for fishing (spinning). The freshly caught fish is then prepared for you directly on the boat into a delicious ceviche. Afterwards you can decide whether you want to visit the dreamy “Island of Passion” (Isla de la Pasion) or the Yalahau Water Eye before returning to your hotel.

Meals: breakfast

Day 7Departure

A dream vacation is coming to an end and we hope you had a unique and wonderful trip here in Mexico.

When the time comes, you will start your journey home. You take the ferry back to the mainland, where your driver is already waiting for you. You will then be transferred to Cancun Airport for your flight home.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Mexico soon. All the best and ¡Hasta pronto!

Your On Secret Trails team

Meals: breakfast

Included in the offer

  • 6 overnight stays
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Private transfers from/to the airport
  • Local taxes

NOT included in the offer

  • International and national flights
  • Optional tours
  • Ferry tickets
  • Tips for drivers and guides
  • Personal expenses


I am a solo traveler. Is there a single supplement?

Yes. All prices shown on this website are prices per person based on two travelers. Please contact us to send you an individual offer with a single supplement.

Is this trip suitable for children?

Yes, this trip is ideal for children! Children will love the shallow and pleasantly warm water, nature excursions and especially swimming with whale sharks.

What are the cancellation conditions? What if I am not allowed to travel due to Covid-19?

We offer you a Covid-19 security package with which you can cancel or rebook your trip free of charge up to 7 days before the start of the trip. You can find more information about this here.

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