Isla Holbox México
Santuario del Tiburón Ballena
Holbox Island takes it's name from the Mayan word Holbox which means "black hole", it is a small and beautiful island located in the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula within the state of Quintana Roo.
Holbox Island belongs to the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas (Kantunilkin) and is considered to be the crown jewel of the Mexican Caribbean.
This beautiful island has become a tourist destination for people who like places to rest, also for adventure tourism, accessible by sea from the port via Chiquila in a 30-minute boat or 15 minutes private boat.
In Holbox Island there are no paved roads, all sand streets to reach the island is as if time had stopped its course its white sand streets and quaint buildings mixed with modern constructions of hotels in Holbox Island very few vehicles are the traditional transportation on the island are golf carts, motorcycles and bicycles.
Holbox Island is part of the Department of Wildlife Protection Yum Balam issued on June 6, 1994 as a protected area.
It is home to endangered species and the people are interested in protecting the area.