Pizza de langosta
Delicious pizza prepared with lobster.
Typical food of Isla Holbox, Mexico
Although the cuisine of the island is mainly based on seafood, the influence of its inhabitants, who come from other regions, has extended the culinary horizons of the island
The most famous dish of Holbox is, without question, the lobster pizza. This crustacean is abundant off the coastline and locals prepare a delicious pizza with it.
Don't leave the island without stoppinn at the Edelyn restaurant. Here you can try the most succulent lobster pizza, and if you do not like seafood, they also offer a variety of pizzas with delicious sauces for all tastes. You will also find a wide variety of restaurants to enjoy fresh seafood.
-Remember to stay hydrated and to use sunscreen. You should also bring your swimsuit and sunglasses to enjoy Holbox.
-There is one ATM in Isla Holbox and most of the establishments do not accept credit or debit cards. It is important that you take enough money in cash.
-Isla Holbox is very casual, so we recommend packing light and casual clothing. Don't forget to include comfortable shoes to walk on the sand, since the streets of the island are not paved.
The weather in Isla Holbox, Mexico
Holbox Island features a warm tropical climate with an average temperature of 27 ºC (80.6 ºF) and sea breeze in the afternoon
What to bring by season
Rainfall is constant from June to October and rains are more constant, although Holbox Island receives less precipitation than other parts of the Yucatan peninsula. However, its insular situation is more exposed to the consequences of a hurricane, so it's important to check the weather conditions before visiting this destination. Remember to also bring an umbrella or a light jacket if you are traveling at this time of the year.
The season with lowest temperatures starts in late November and lasts until May. The cold winds from the north cause nights to be cool and windy. We suggest you to pack a light sweater for the evenings and an umbrella just in case.
If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind the best possible way, Holbox island is the perfect place. This island has an area of 42 kilometers (26 mi) and all the streets are of white sand, so in Holbox you’ll see very few cars and many golf carts used as transportation. This makes this destination much quieter, away from the hustle and bustle of big cities.
Holbox is famous for being a sanctuary to thousands of species, highlighting the whale shark, the biggest fish that can reach a length of 12 meters (39.3 ft). From mid-May until mid-September, these extraordinary creatures visit the coast of Holbox and thanks to their harmless nature, it is possible to swim with them and closely admire their enormous size.
The beaches of Holbox are very quiet, with white sand and crystal clear waters, making them ideal for the practice of windsurfing, kitesurfing and kayaking. During your stay at Holbox, you can make an excursion to the Bird Island, which serves as a refuge for 140 species of birds, including pelicans, flamingos and herons. It is not allowed to disembark, but there are two viewpoints from which you can observe these birds in their natural habitat. You can also enjoy a horseback ride at Passion Island or visit the Yalahau Lagoon, known for its hot springs that flow along the mangroves. This lagoon is the main source of drinking water of Isla Holbox and there you can observe crocodiles and a variety of fish.
***The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN).