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From Riviera Maya: Holbox Full-Day Tour with Lunch

4.2 / 5

45 reviews

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS

From Riviera Maya: Holbox Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS
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From US$ 126.21 US$ 75.73 per person

Venture to the northern end of Q. Roo, Mexico and spend the day exploring quiet beaches by boat surrounded by amazing natural views and crystal water.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait at the meeting point 10 minutes before pickup time. The driver will call your name upon arrival. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Explore the best of Holbox island
  • Enjoy free time on the sand bars at Secret Beach
  • Walk the pristine beaches of Isla Pasión
  • Swim in a cenote surrounded by nature at Yalahau
Full description

Wander the picturesque streets, take a swim in the clear water, and visit the Yalahau

Cenote (lagoon) in this full-day excursion to the Island of Holbox.   The day begins with pickup from select hotels in the Riviera Maya, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen, where guests will travel in an air-conditioned van to this secluded island on the north coast.

Board a small boat that will take you to the island and spend the day exploring the small streets and pristine beaches.    

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Admissions to the listed places of interest
  • Boat tour
  • 3 beverages per person on the boat (beer, soda, or water)
  • Lunch
  • 30 USD Natural Reserve Tax
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People over 65 years
  • People prone to seasickness
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Tripods

Know before you go

  • This tour is not meant for children under 5 years old.
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
  • This tour may be cancelled in the event of averse weather conditions.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 45 reviews

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The tour was overall very good and well organised. The bus came on time and was very spacious. After two more pickup stations we went to Chiquila. The guides (Jesus and Sergio) explained the course of the day, there was also a small snack. From Chiquila we went with three boats, into which the group was divided, first to a small island near Holbox. After half an hour we continued by boat to Holbox, where we stayed for 2 hours. Finally, the boat drove us to a cenote nearby, which was quite crowded and rather unspectacular. Hence a star deduction: the cenote could have been saved and the time in Holbox extended instead. Otherwise a very successful tour with extremely nice guides!

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May 20, 2022

Great trip! Great guide (Jose). The individual islands are very beautiful and invite you to swim and linger in Caribbean colors. The lunch on the boat is small but fine. We really liked Holbox. The stay here should be longer than a good hour. Unfortunately, the cenote did not convince us, rather leave it out and extend our stay in Holbox. Unfortunately, we were given a very small bus for the excursion. Unfortunately, there was no sign of legroom here.

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April 4, 2022

Pick up was at 7:35 am. The big bus was 10 minutes late. First we had to pay the 500 pesos per person in "taxes". Then the approx. 2 hour journey started with comfortable seats. The bus then took us to our destination, where motorized 3-seater Tuc Tucs picked us up. The trip was then another 5 minutes. Then we were divided into smaller boats at the ferry to Holbox. On the way to the island we made a spontaneous stop and saw dolphins. On the island, our guide showed us a few points where we could take photos. That was quite unnecessary and a loss of the limited time on the island, which was 2 hours. Short stops were made at Punta Mosquito and Isla de la Pasión. That was enough in time. We had lunch on the boat and it was delicious. Overall, our guide had very poor knowledge of English. So we got very little information about the island. Overall, the excursion was recommended.

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November 27, 2021

Product ID: 354076