We offer daily changing activities at the hostel for our guests to have a real, local Holbox experience. Our activities manager ensures that you make new friends, learn a new skill and see the prettiest hidden spots on the island, all while having lots of fun. Most of our activities are free of charge while others cost a small fee. Check out our social media feeds to be updated on the latest activities or ask our reception staff during check-in.
Stay with us and be sure to get to know the best of Holbox.
Find a small selection of our activities here below:
The shelter is doing valuable work in rescuing, caring for and re-homing abandonded or hurt animals in the area. During our visit it is possible to see dogs, cats, raccoons and birds. If we are lucky there are even puppies to pet. To help the shelter we will then all walk one of the dogs on the beautiful beach to take some work of their hands.
One of the most beautiful activities on the island is to walk in the middle of the sea on a sandbank to Punta Mosquito. If we are lucky we are able to see flamingos or even sting rays on our way. After a 30 minute walk in the turquoise ocean we will reach Punta Mosquito where we will spend some time swimming and sunbading.
Sunset & Volley
Holbox is famous for its stunning sunsets. What is a better way to spend it than having a volleyball match on the beach? We’ll take you to a cool beach bar where our guests get exclusive discounts on drinks and kayak rentals. You decide if you like to watch the sunset with a cold beer in hand, on the water in a kayak or playing volley. In any case a wonderful evening!
We can also help you organize any of the tours that Holbox has to offer at very accessible prices. If you would like to reserve your tour before of your stay please contact us via email. Otherwise our lovely receptionists will be happy to book them for you on site.
This is Holbox‘s classic tour where you will visit 3 points of interest in the Yum Balam Lagoon. First stop is at a bird breeding station where you can see many pelicans and herons. This is followed by a visit to the pretty fresh water spring of Yalahau. Have a refreshing swim or a delicious ceviche at the local restaurant and admire the clear water. Your last stop will take you to Isla Pasion, a tiny, uninhabited island with a viewing tower from where you can spot flamingos.
Duration: 3 hours Start time: 10:00 or 14:00 Price: 550 Pesos
This tour takes you to to Holbox‘s uninhabited part. First everyone will try their fishing skills to catch the group‘s lunch. As a second activity you will go snorkeling where you can see big sting rays, fish and if you are lucky even a turtle. At times you can also spot dolphins on the way to your lunch site at Cabo Catoche. This stunning beach is only inhabited by fisherman and boasts an old lighthouse from where you get to enjoy amazing views over the unspoiled nature of the island. Your guide will prepare a fresh ceviche lunch with the catch of the day while you can enjoy the beach or a game of volleyball.
Duration: 5 hours Start time: 08:00 Price: 1100 Pesos
You will be picked up at the hostel and taken to the end of the hotel zone where you will hop into your kayaks. From there you will make your way to the entrance of the mangrove rivers in the uninhabited part of the island. The tour will take you through beautiful, lush and tranquil landscapes. You will be able to spot local birdlife, crocodiles and flamingos and enjoy the clear waters. Your guide will hand you a snack at a pretty spot where you will have a break before you head back. This tour leaves early in the morning after sunrise or before sunset.
Duration: 3-4 hours Start time: 06:45 / 15:15 Price: 800 Pesos
After an early start we will go for a 2 hour boat ride to find the amazing whale sharks. The guides will give the group instructions on how to enter the water and each person will have up to two opportunities to swim with these gentle giants. Your guides can take photos as he will be with you at all times. After the activity we go to a reef to do snorkeling before having a fresh ceviche on the stunning beach at Cabo Catoche. On this tour there is also a chance to see other kinds of marine species such as dolphins, stingrays, manta rays, turtles or different kinds of seabirds. The tour also takes you through a beautiful ride through the mangroves rivers.
Duration: 7 hours Start time: 07:00 Price: 2750 Pesos