Holbox Island is located within the largest Yum Balam ecological reserve (Jaguar, “sir”)
Declared as a Protection Area of Flora and Fauna in 1994, at the initiative of the Mayan settlers, Yum Balam is a natural space with a coastal-marine area of 154,052 hectares. It is located north of the state of Quintana Roo, covers the coastal strip of the continental portion of the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas, Laguna de Yalahau and Isla Holbox.
Its waters are the richest and most abundant fishing areas of Quintana Roo and are home to more than half of the total fishing for flake fish in the state.
From May to September Yum Balam is home to the largest congregation of whale shark in the world, 800 to 1,400 copies have been seen.
In 2003, the inhabitants of Holbox and Chiquilá led the regularization of the non-extractive use of whale shark and good observation practices were established through the regulated swimming with this species. For 2009 the area was decreed Biosphere Reserve (RB) of the Whale Shark.
In the mid-19th century Holbox and Chiquilá were a refuge for pirates fleeing from the Caste War. At the end of the last century this territory was practically uninhabited.
It currently brings together various Mayan groups. Yum Balam has two populations: Holbox and Chiquilá. The adjacent populations are: Solferino, San Ángel and Kantunilkin.
The main economic activities of Holbox and Chiquilá are fishing and tourism. In San Angel, Solferino and Kantunilkin, agricultural production predominates. In Kantunilkin, the honey production of the melipona bee, listed on the international market, stands out.
Holbox is located in the Yucatan Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo, 2 hours from Cancun by road and then board a ferry with a 20-minute journey, through the beautiful Yalahau lagoon.
There are 8 Lofts, 4 Departments and 4 Ph´s (with private pool and Roof terrace)
It is located just 30 meters from the sea, located southeast of the island in the residential area 100 meters from Punta Coco. It will have 16 units divided into 2 cores 4 Penthouses (3rd and 4th floor) and 4 Departments (2nd floor) 8 Lofts (1st floor)
Pool and Solarium, Terrace area with grill, Reading space, Yoga and meditation area.