In the grand scheme of Mexico, the island is but a little blip—a blip 26 miles long and less than one mile wide, to be exact. Six miles of shallow lagoon and flamboyances (aka flocks) of shrimp-hued flamingos separate it from the mainland of the Yucatán Peninsula.
The hidden treasure in Quintana Roo (the same state Tulum is part of), has long been a well-kept secret of off-the-beaten-path travelers, especially those for whom Gypset Living is something of a life manual. But it’s quickly gaining notoriety because of its absurdly beautiful natural surroundings and authentically bohemian-yet-glamorous vibe—also the fact tourism efforts are ramping up.
FREQUENCY: TO CHECK
Departure 7.30 / 8.30
- Stop to visit the sacred tree and the Orchid Museum located in Solferino (near the port of Chiquilá), where you will be told the story of Yaxche (sacred tree) by a leader of the Mayan community
Port of Chiquilá boarding for the islands
Use of toilets
Private boats of up to 8 passengers
Drinks on board
Old pirate shelter, where you can swim in a pristine cenote.
Among other wild animals, the cenote is home to iguanas and racoons.
THE SANCTUARY OF PINK FLAMINGOS
Walk in the sea between the island of passion and the island of birds to observe a wide variety of endangered birds such as pink flamingos, herons, gulls, pelicans and many others, more than 140 species of birds nest.
We arrive to the viewpoint of the island of the passion where you can observe the whole natural landscape from the highest point of the island, you can also observe an osprey’s nest (protected species)
Buffet lunch at a beach restaurant.
GOLF CART TOUR IN HOLBOX
Ride aboard a golf minicar all along the island of Holbox, where the roads are made of white sand. We learn a bit about the culture of the island, enjoy its artistic murals and visit the paradisiacal beaches where you can swim and have free time to relax in the turquoise waters of the island.
Return to the Chiquilá port to the hotels.
- Buffet lunch at a beach restaurant
- Round land / sea transport – Transport max. 14 passengers per vehicle and guide / max 8 passengers per boat
- Golf cart: maximum 4 passengers per cart
- Sea and land transport and tickets for Cenote
- Mandatory gilet for boat trips
NOT INCLUDED: does not include tax 5 usd for the protected area
RULES AND POLICIES: It is essential to wear a life jacket on board.
Use sunscreen and insect repellent.
Comfortable clothing, shoes and towels.
There is only 1 ATM cash machine in the whole island.