Top Ten Instagrammable Spots in Holbox
Mexico's best kept secret, Isla Holbox is packed with places that are oh so 'gram worthy!
Check out this quick list of locations that you most definitely HAVE to take a snapshot of...
1. EXPERIENCE THE MAGICAL PHENOMENOM OF BIOLUMINESCNT PHYTOPLANKTON
The best time to witness the bioluminescence is between late March and December as this is when it's at it's brightest. Avoid full moon nights as the darker the sky the more visible it is.
2. ADMIRE THE MURALS
The streets of Holbox are adorned with colorful wall art and intricate murals. Each one hand painted by both local and internationally famed artists.
3. SAND BARS
If you've got a drone this is the perfect spot for you! When the tide is low you can stroll out along the sand bars for miles.
4. ECOLOGICAL RESERVE YUM BALAM
Established in 1994, the nature reserve was the first protected area in Mexico to be created at the request of local communities. Here you can spot flamingos and pelicans wading in the water and basking in the sunshine. From May to September Yum Balam is the shelter and sanctuary for the biggest concentration of whale sharks in the planet.
5. SWIM WITH WHALE SHARKS
This is perhaps the most popular thing to see and do while in Isla Holbox. Usually between June and September, when the ocean becomes especially rich with plankton, whale sharks arrive in these waters to feed and mate. Despite their impressive size, whale sharks are so docile and gentle, that they allow swimmers and snorkelers to swim up close to observe them.
We highly recommend taking a guided tour with Elguia_Deholbox and Densogarcia.
6. ALDEA KUKA
The island is full beaming with bright colors and this doorway was beckoning me to enter. Everyone loves seeing a pop of color on their Instagram feed so this grand entrance made the perfect backdrop for this snapshot. Despite the price per night of this luxury resort, the photo opportunity at the door was free!
7. ALMA BAR
Does anything scream, "I'M IN PARADISE" more than a photo of you swinging in a hammock in a rooftop pool?...
8. YALAHU CENOTE
Mexico is famous for it's surface connections to subterranean water bodies known as cenotes. Take a 3 island tour with My Holbox Tours which includes swimming in Yalahau Cenote.
No matter where we are in the world, we are always searching for the best spots to watch the sun go down. In Isla Holbox we were spoiled for choice! Everywhere we went we managed to catch the most beautiful sunsets, whether is was from a rooftop terrace or a barefoot beach bar, the views were spectacular.
10. THE HOLBOX SIGN
The picture to prove that you definitely visited Isla Holbox!
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