Perfect for kiting
For those who have always dreamed of learning kiting, Isla Holbox is the perfect place. There is shallow water and a lot of space in the waves. This, combined with good windy conditions during the winter months, makes it ideal for beginners. There are a number of kite schools and many places to rent gear on the island.
Otherwise, your days are mostly spent working on your tan, enjoying good conversation and swimming. If that gets too boring, there are several companies that offer kayak tours to experience the nature in the area up close.
Another must when visiting the Yucatán Peninsula is to swim in a cenote. A cenote is an underground river or sinkhole, which can be found almost everywhere on the Yucatán Peninsula. The largest ones are several hundred meters deep, and many were used by the Mayan Indians as sacrificial sites, as evidenced by the human bones archaeologists have discovered inside them. Today, many of them are open to the public, some with changing rooms, others more basic. The nearest cenote to Isla Holbox is Yalahau, located on the mainland, about 30 minutes away by boat.