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3-island tour, a unique experience near Cancun

By Tribune Travel

March 27, 2023

Looking for an adventure in Isla Holbox that is sure to dazzle and delight? Look no further than the 3-island tour, a beloved boat excursion that offers an array of incredible experiences, from glimpsing stunning flamingos to soaking up the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the region. With its popularity, it’s no surprise that this tour is in high demand year-round. However, savvy travelers know that there are certain times when booking is particularly advantageous,

What Are The 3 Islands?

Before starting the tour, it’s important to get to Holbox first. The island is approximately 2.5 hours from Cancun and can be reached by various means of transportation including bus, private van or rental car. Upon arrival in Chiquila, travelers will take a 20-minute ferry ride to the tranquil Isla Holbox.

Once there, participants will be treated to an exciting motorboat ride that will take them to two secluded islands near Holbox: Isla de la Pasion and Isla Pajaros. In addition, the tour package includes admission to Yalahau, a small cenote located on the mainland and in close proximity to Chiquila, adding an extra element of excitement to the adventure.

Isla de la Pasion is a picturesque uninhabited island, and it is only through tours that one can appreciate the natural splendor of this protected place. Visitors can observe rare bird species from the observatory and stroll along the shoreline, enjoying the feeling of the crystal clear waters that surround this unique spot near Holbox.

Meanwhile, Isla Pajaros, also known as “Bird Island,” is another protected area that can only be accessed by boat. Travelers on these tours will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of this extraordinary island, located about a 30-minute boat ride from the Holbox dock, and its many feathered inhabitants.

To increase your chances of seeing wild flamingos on your Holbox tour, it is recommended that you plan your trip between April and October, when these graceful birds typically flock to the protected island to feed.

Please note, however, that observing flamingos in their natural habitat cannot be guaranteed on a daily basis during this season. However, if you check with one of the guides the day before you book your tour, they should be able to give you a reasonably accurate estimate of your chances of seeing these amazing creatures.





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