What to know before your whale shark tour

Whale Shark Tour 2021

What to know before your tour


We are very excited about the upcoming whale shark season 2020. For us, offering this activity has always been very satisfactory and we are constantly trying to improve every …

On Isla Holbox, swimming with whale sharks

Off the coast of Mexico, Isla Holbox offers a trio of intrigues: open beaches, a budding restaurant scene and the world’s largest fish.

By Christopher Reynolds Los Angeles Times JUNE 3, 2017

Several weeks before I found myself uncomfortably close …

The Blonde Abroad visited Holbox

The Blonde Abroad visited Holbox and she chose VIP Holbox to try to find the whale sharks. Unfortunately, it was too early in the season and they didn’t show up. This is not uncommon during the first or last days …

Chef Federico López in Holbox

The celebrated Chef Federico López visited our beautiful Holbox island.

The plan was to have a relaxed and wonderful day, so he chose VIP Holbox Experience to get to know the surroundings of the island and enjoy an exciting fishing …

Kayaking for Kenya

VIP Holbox is proud to sponsor and provide logistical support with our boats to this kayak adventure in the Caribbean Sea, from Playa del Carmen to Holbox. In May 9 and 10, 2016, the NGO AMREF, together with the …

Carnival is a liberating act



Almost all year round is summer in Holbox, this little dreamy island between the Mexican Gulf and Caribbean. Almost all year round, this sand bank fulfills the dreams of people desperately escaping from below zero …

Magic Holbox

Holbox is a magic place, where the Gulf waters meet the Caribbean sea and where a great variety of species have their habitat.

There are many ways to explore its beauty, but be aware of where you are and take …

Top 5 Sunset bars in Holbox

Holbox is famous for its breathtaking sunsets. We bet you will not want to miss one during your stay. This is a list of our five favorite places to watch the legendary Holbox sunsets while sipping your favorite cocktail or …

A Unique Happy New Year in Holbox

VIP Holbox team would like to wish you a very beautiful and happy 2016. It was an exceptional year for us and we thank all our customers and fans, but also our families and friends, for these incredible moments.


The easy way to get to Holbox

You read about the island, you saw the pictures, you fell in love with Holbox. But… how to get there?

Don’t worry. There’s a fast, comfortable, safe, nothing-to-think-about way: you can hire a transfer.

There are other ways. If you …

Those beautiful long-legged pink birds

You’ll be tickled pink when you see the flock of flamboyant, pink-feathered birds that visit the Holbox from April to October.
Some interesting facts about this gracious animal:

  • They are very strong and sturdy flyers and their top speed can

How to get here

Holbox is an island located northeast of the Yucatán peninsula. As it is an island, you have to go to Chiquilá, the town where ferries depart to Holbox.


From Cancún, by car:

From Cancún, take the road …

About Holbox

Holbox is a small island northeast of the Yucatán peninsula. Near here, the waters of the Gulf meet the Caribbean.

Its name, in Yucatan’s Maya, means “black hole”.

The island is 2 kilometer wide and 40 km. Long, but only …

What’s that glowing in the ocean?

If you are visiting Holbox and you go to the beach at night, you’ll be surprised to witness the brightness of star-like bioluminescent phytoplankton scintillating like a starry sky that comes from the water. You won’t need any special equipment …