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Isla Holbox, Northern Yucatan

Hotel Faro Viejo graciously stands on the seashore of one of Mexico’s most beautiful and uncrowded islands, an oasis for travelers who enjoy comfort and the natural beauty of a destination unknown so far by most people. Faro Viejo’s comfortable accommodations include double and triple rooms, with air conditioning or fans, and air-conditioned suites and flats.

The Hotel Faro Viejo has two floors; its “palapa type” construction fits perfectly with the nature of the Island and gives you a cool and welcoming atmosphere. All the hotel rooms have a view of the sea.

Choose from double or triple rooms with air conditioning or one of the three suites with 3 bedrooms each. One of the suites and the master suite have full furnished kitchens with stove/oven cooker, refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven, electric oven and toaster, deluxe coffee maker, assorted pots, pans and cooking utensils. Also silverware, plates, cups and wine/liquor glasses for 6 persons.

Have a wonderful time in the pleasant atmosphere of our Restaurant Bar tasting the fresh food prepared for you. For group activities, the hotel has a 200 sq. m. meeting room with an astonishing view of the sea surrounding Holbox.

The Flyfishing Adventure

To begin your unique flyfishing adventure, experienced guides will pick you up at the hotel’s private dock at 6 each morning, breakfast will be served on the boat so you can have an early start at fishing.

The guides are fully trained professionals that have years of guiding and fishing experience in this area. The fishing boats are seaworthy 18 foot pangas, equipped for your comfort and safety. Language is not an issue on the water, for all guides at least speak “fishing”.

You flyfish or lure cast in the shallow water surrounding the island. The fishing spots are between 20 minutes and an hour away from the hotel’s private dock and are anywhere from 5-15 feet deep. Fishing is excellent at Isla Holbox and there are plenty of groupers, Bonitos and many other fish of great size. The fishermen here also dive for lobsters and different types of shells. Most days fishing lasts 8 hours but extra time can be arranged as overtime. Children as well as grown-ups enjoy fishing at Isla Holbox.

Non-fishing travel partners can enjoy interacting with the fantastic protected ecosystem. Bird watching enthusiasts praise the island and its birds. It is common to see White Edies, Frigate birds, Double Crested Cormorant, White Pelican, storks, Gray Pelican, and pink Flamingos.

In general, the birds are not afraid of human beings, which makes it possible to get close to them without frightening them. Snorkeling and diving are available and the beaches are splendid and swimming is easy.

Holbox Island Excursions

Coming to Isla Holbox is easy. Our transport meets you at Cancun airport. After a short drive you board the boat that will take you to the island. Holbox island has a relaxing atmosphere, as well as fishing, you may come here as a tourist to relax in an island with one small village, streets of sand and friendly people.

Trip Rates

2008 All-Inclusive
Fully Guided Flats Fishing and Lodging

(per person, double occupancy)

  • 4 Nights / 3 Days Fishing $1150.00
  • 5 Nights / 4 Days Fishing $1480.00
  • 6 Nights / 5 Days Fishing $1780.00
  • 7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing $2095.00

Includes: Transportation from Cancun airport or any hotel in Cancun by luxury taxi and boat. Accommodation (2 persons per room), all meals, professional guide.

Single occupancy add $200 per day all included with private guide.

In a triple room: $10 USD more per day per person.
In a suite: $20 USD more per day per person.
One extra day add $220 USD all included.
Non fishing guest 70% discount in a shared room.

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