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Yum Balam Reserve

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Holbox Island, Mexico
+52 984 179 0480
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Great unique swimming experience

A spring manantial in the middle of a gorgeous manglar 15 min in a boat from Holbox. Part of an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alejandro M
Preservation and Conservation on Holbox

Rent a golf cart and explore this conservation paradise. See wildlife and enjoy the solitude on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PeabodyandSherman
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Plumsteadville, PA
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“cat fish” (3 reviews)
“island tour” (3 reviews)
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Holbox Island, Mexico
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+52 984 179 0480

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A spring manantial in the middle of a gorgeous manglar 15 min in a boat from Holbox. Part of an excursion with fishing, ceviche (from what you fished) and visits to deserted islands (to eat the ceviche). It is known as the not-so-mythical Fountain of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rent a golf cart and explore this conservation paradise. See wildlife and enjoy the solitude on your vacation.

Thank PeabodyandSherman
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Swimming in the lagoon is the fountain of Youth!!! Private, secluded, FUN!!! Once in a lifetime, can't wait to go again!!!

Thank Tom K
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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Stopped off during our 3 island tour. Great place for a refreshing dip in the Cenote. Entertaining raccoons were a delight.

Thank Jayne M
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

Yum Balam is a combination of a protected wetlands and a national park. It actually covers the Holbox island chain and surrounding waters. There are a number of tours that can take you to the islands, and the areas around them. Some of the things...More

Thank Phil1ip
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Unexpected stop on our way back to the hotel and it was an amazing experience to jump into the water in this scenic place.

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

We were on the island tour and the boat stopped for drinks and a dip for the brave. I'm too old for all that now, but saw some amazing cat fish, flamingos and scenery that was so gorgeous. So glad we did this.

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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Nice stop, served fresh ceviche, saw some birds and cat fish. Willy' Whale Shark tours, Holbox Mexico. Great job guys.

Thank Tim J
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

arrived there through a tour. cold water but once you are in it felt great. they take more money to go in in addition to the tour

Thank shir1967
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here at the end of our whale shark swimming trip to round things up with a spot of freshly made ceviche and wildlife spotting! There is cat fish absolutely everywhere and the pink flamingos were delightful - I recommend a camera with a good...More

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