Punta Mosquito
Punta Mosquito
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles112 reviews
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zandl
New Jersey77 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Its actually only 1 island if you don't count Holbox. One stop is back on the mainland.

We were there mid October. Wanted to see flamingos. Saw three on tour that cost $30/person. That is $10/flamingo.

Second stop was a small island in lagoon with a very unsteady and crowded tower to climb.

Third stop was cenote that was crowded and cost extra.

Boat ride was ok

SKIP THE TOUR! not worth it.
Written 28 October 2021
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andersl703
Boras3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We were extremely disappointed visiting Holbox. The island is severely over exploited with lots of construction activities ongoing. Sewage system and roads have broken down. The roads are full of muddy pools and it is impossible to walk anywhere.

Mosquitos is are aggressive and a real issue. As an icing on the cake, sargassum was impacting the north shores of the island giving the place a bad stench and preventing swimming in the ocean.

Maybe the place is better in the drier winter months, but I wouldn't take the chance going back.

Believe the island would benefit of a "moratorium" such as the one in Boracay. No visitors for a couple of year to let the environment recoup.
Written 9 July 2023
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shaunandrachel
Settle, UK128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Stormy weather Sunday 17th Jan on Holbox with a lot of sea swell. We decided to walk along the shoreline to Punto Mosquito as the sandbank was inaccessible Had to wade through waste deep water a couple of times. No way of safely crossing the estuary. On the way we came across what I believe to be a Bothrops Asper, it was over 1.5m long with distinct markings. I understand these are venomous and account for a high number of human bites. The snake moved away with no threat to us. We are no snake experts, the snake can be seen in the first photo attached to this review. Monday's weather was much improved so we returned to Punta Mosquito via the sandbank. 2 fantastic strolls. A must visit if you are in Holbox.
Written 18 January 2022
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Milou V
Singapore181 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Photogenic sand bank to Punta mosquito - 45 min walk up in knee-high water (high tide) carrying your beach bag, to a tiny piece of marsh land where you cannot really sit, relax or picnic or swim, and return 45 min walk.

Definitely worth walking on the sand bank for the beautiful views and the fun experience. Not worth going all the way to Punta Mosquito.
Written 19 August 2022
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Skidude3984
Alamosa, CO45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Take a taxi ($150 MX). Then follow the sandy path for about 40 meters to the water. Cross to the sand bar- water never got more than 1.5 meters high. Lots of fish and we even saw a few smaller sting rays. Another option is to rent a kayak and paddle to this section.
Written 17 August 2022
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Javier B
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
The sand is way too soft and the water is way too warm. The water is so warm you feel cold when you get out and feel the warm ocean breeze. The color is an ugly emerald. And there are ugly birds flying around everywhere. I would not recommend. Stay home and watch TV instead.
Written 14 May 2022
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LeilaniL77
San Francisco, California, United States127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
We had a taxi drop us off at Punta Mosquito, but you can easily walk there from the center of Holbox. They warn you to take water and lots of sunscreen because there is nothing there but pristine sand and gorgeous water. We went back a second day because we loved it so much. Then you can easily walk back, just make sure you hydrate!
Written 2 April 2022
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Nancy E
Astoria, OR20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
There were so many differing reviews off Punta Mosquito and I don't quite understand the concern...we rode our bikes out in the morning and walked through knee deep water to the sand bar and then along the sand bar. It was so so so very beautiful and it turned out to be one of our favorite experiences. NO concern about the tide or length of walk. It was about 3.5 miles round trip through very shallow water.
Written 18 March 2019
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ukeveryday
Wrexham, UK129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Flamingos in Isla Holbox can be found near Punta Mosquito. Walk from the town takes less than 1 hour. Another, quicker option is renting a bike. However you will have to leave your bike at the beach by the river, because water there is too deep. The next step will be walking through shallow water. Please remember to check Tide Times and weather before planning this walk.
Written 11 August 2019
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geraldinecampbell78
Brooklyn, NY18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
From Villas Flamingos, the last hotel on the beachside stretch of properties before the road ends and sandy, sometimes muddy trails begin, it's about an hour and a half hike to get to Punta Mosquito. And you'll have to wade out into the water, a football field at least, to get to the sandbar, in order to reach your final destination. But the trip is an adventure in and of itself and once you get there, you'll spot flamingos so pink you'll almost think they're fake. It's spectacular and a definite must-do for any visitor to Holbox.
Written 29 November 2018
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