Isla Holbox, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Isla HolboxIsla Holbox sits at the point where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Caribbean, creating a unique environment renowned for its biodiversity. Manta rays, dolphins, and sea turtles can be found swimming in the waters off of the island while if you visit between June and September, you can join an excursion swimming with the whale sharks that spend their summers here. These gentle giants are the world’s largest fish and while they are sharks, these plankton feeders present no threat to humans. It’s an unforgettable day swimming with some of the most majestic animals in the sea.
The itinerary to the Yucatan Peninsula created by Kristen Korey Pike of KK Travels Worldwide includes two days on Isla Holbox. Check out her itinerary and others created by the members of the AFAR Travel Advisory Council at AFAR Journeys.