Kayak through mangroves in Holbox
Venture into the heart of a mangrove forest.
Gliding on a kayak in Holbox is a true adventure. Imagine paddling through a maze of water, spotting various bird species, crossing a river, and navigating the ocean—all in one journey. Discover the beauty of the island as you glide through it—you have to experience this!
What’s the Holbox kayak tour like?
Kayaking in Holbox is one of the best ways to explore the island. For this outing, you’ll need to book a tour with certified operators on the island, such as HolboXtreme or VIP Holbox. Typically, operators offer two tours. The first lasts three hours, covering a total of 5 miles. The second, lasting five hours, runs 8 miles. Throughout the trip, you’ll have the opportunity to see flamingos, ospreys, ibises, and herons, among other bird species. The circuit takes you into the heart of the island’s mangrove forest, returning to the ocean just in time to paddle with the sunset as your backdrop. Additionally, you can inquire about a nighttime kayak tour to witness bioluminescence, the visual spectacle that allows you to see the water and animals in it glowing fluorescently.
What you need to know
- This tour is only for individuals 10 years old and older.
- Tour prices range between $1,000 and $1,200 pesos.
- Tours usually include drinking water and transportation back to downtown, but do not cover tips or transportation to the departure point.
- It is a good idea to bring a towel, change of clothes, water shoes, shirts with long sleeves, insect repellent, swimsuit, sunscreen, and a hat.
More things to do in Holbox
Holbox is paradise for those seeking to connect with nature and its wonders. Whale shark season runs from mid-May to mid-September. During this period, travelers have the one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim alongside the world’s largest fish. Some choose to rent a golf cart to explore the island, but renting a bike is the best option. Bikes can reach places where carts cannot, and they are a way of getting around that is more in sync with the surroundings.
HolboXtreme, después del Hotel Las Nubes, Calle Paseo Kuka, Holbox, Q.R., MéxicoSee map