Punta Mosquito
Punta Mosquito
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MEAinNH7
Bedford, NH43 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a nice walk along a sandbar that is easily reached by wading just a little bit, depending on the time of day. Many people walk here but it doesn't feel crowded. It's all pretty hard sand so easy for walking. Most people walk along the Holbox beach then just continue on to Punta Mosquito.
Written January 17, 2020
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,710 contributions
Mar 2022
The most beautiful place we visited in our Mexico trip. We arrived by golf cart taxi from the center, costed 100 pesos per cart which is divided between the passengers. The sandbanks are beautiful, the water is crystal clear. We had an amazing time taking photos and swimming. We ate tamarind-grasshopper ice cream at Aldea Kuka. Just go here by yourself, no tours needed and enjoy the beauty!
Written March 14, 2022
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Lynn M
Kelowna, Canada29 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This walk was quite amazing. Something my dreams are made of. We walked in late morning as the tide was going out. It is so beautiful. White sand as far as you can see. Different shades or blue or green water. Bring sunscreen as there is no shade. One post said to bring bug repellent, but we didn't have and bugs, probably due to the breeze. Also bring water as there is no place to purchase anything. There were lots of people but it didn't feel crowded at all. We were unable to reach the point due to signs for conservation efforts for the birds and such. There are crocodiles in the rivers and mangroves on the other side of the sandbar so we didn't cross to explore that side just to be safe, but you can rent kayaks if you want to explore in that area. The water is very warm and you can walk out quite a ways before it even gets deep. There are there weird piles of sand all over. Highly recommend doing the walk.
Written February 11, 2020
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zandl
New Jersey77 contributions
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 October 28, 2021
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andersl703
Boras3 contributions
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 July 9, 2023
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shaunandrachel
Settle, UK107 contributions
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 January 18, 2022
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Milou V
Singapore188 contributions
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 August 19, 2022
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Skidude3984
Alamosa, CO42 contributions
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 August 17, 2022
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Javier B
6 contributions
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 May 14, 2022
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LeilaniL77
San Francisco, California, United States105 contributions
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 April 2, 2022
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