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Person swimming with Whale Shark

Swimming with whale sharks in Holbox

December 10, 2019

We enhance your holidays by suggesting the best activities to include in your bespoke itinerary. Want to spot a Puma? We can suggest the best sight areas. Want to enjoy the best Peruvian food? We recommend you the best restaurants in Lima. Want to swim with whale sharks? We take you to little known islands in Mexico to experience it!

Talking about Whale shark swimming in Mexico

Whale sharks are the largest fish in the sea, reaching lengths of 40 feet or more! Whale sharks have massive mouths and are filter feeders. They feed almost exclusively on plankton and small fishes and pose no threat to humans. Whalesharks are called whales only because of their size. This enormous fish is not a mammal, they belong to the group of cartilaginous fishes, making them more sharks than whales.

Even though they are sharks, these giants are so gentle that snorkelers and scuba divers can swim alongside them without any danger. Swimming next to them is an incredible experience that should be done with the best operators. We encourage those that promote the preservation and conservation of this species, as they are considered to be vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species. This is why it’s so important to do this activity only with mindful promotors, like the ones we work with!

Mexico has some of the best dives sites in Latin America. It’s also known as one of the world’s best destinations for swimming with whale sharks. These incredible creatures frequent the east coast for a few months, and July is the best time to spot the huge shoals.

These noble giants pass along the coast of the Yucatan peninsula from mid-May to mid-September. They enjoy the subtropical waters and you can probably find them in other parts of the world. However, just a few miles away from Holbox beach we find the largest aggregation of whale sharks in the world!

Have you heard about Holbox?

Pronounced Hol-Bosh, the island is a short ferry ride from the mainland near Cancun. The island it’s known for its turquoise waters, unpaved streets, fine sand, palm trees, wild flamingos and beachfront hotels. Additionally, the island is part of the Yum Balam Nature Reserve, so development has been limited. Also, there are no global hotels or restaurant brands, in fact, no hotels have more than about 45 rooms.

It sounds very pristine, doesn’t it?

Holbox is paradisiac: sun-drenched palms, different shades of Caribbean blues as far as the eye can see, relaxing white sands… It’s very low key and many say you can find the best Lobster Pizza in the world! Sounds pretty great, hey? Keen on some adventure? In Holbox, you will find quality windsurfing and, of course, whale shark swimming!

This is your chance to get your adventure gear on and have the experience you will never forget. Make this part of your holiday, we can tailor a trip to brag about, just call us to make it happen!