FREE WALKING TOURS

Explore Holbox like a local. Come and experience an unforgettable day in the island we love.

FREE WALKING TOURS

Explore Holbox like a local. Come and experience an unforgettable day in the island we love.

ABOUT THE TOUR

Our aim is to take you on a unique journey through Holbox that not only tells you the story of our fascinating history but also leaves you with a smile from ear-to-ear from our guides quirky and engaging personal experiences. We give our tour guides free rein to show off Holbox in their own particular way, and every guide runs the tour depending on their tastes and interests – whether it be a love of art, politics, food or history. 

The free tours tend to run for around 1,5 hours, and anyone in groups of up to 8 can register online beforehand – for groups larger than this, please book a private tour.

Our Free Walking Tour will show off the Holbox’s diverse and fascinating past, influenced by Mayan, Spanish and Pirate cultures. We’ll visit the monument of Benito Juarez, the Mayan Temazcal, the local market and will see the glorious Holbox Street Art. This tour will meet daily at 4:30 pm on the main square at the Basketball Court.

 

See below for an example tour itinerary that includes many of the popular destinations that we venture through.

ABOUT THE TOUR

Our aim is to take you on a unique journey through Holbox that not only tells you the story of our fascinating history but also leaves you with a smile from ear-to-ear from our guides quirky and engaging personal experiences. We give our tour guides free rein to show off Holbox in their own particular way, and every guide runs the tour depending on their tastes and interests – whether it be a love of art, politics, food or history. 

The free tours tend to run for around 1,5 hours, and anyone in groups of up to 8 can register online beforehand – for groups larger than this, please book a private tour.

Our Free Walking Tour will show off the Holbox’s diverse and fascinating past, influenced by Mayan, Spanish and Pirate cultures. We’ll visit the monument of Benito Juarez, the Mayan Temazcal, the local market and will see the glorious Holbox Street Art. This tour will meet daily at 4:30 pm on the main square at the Basketball Court.

See below for an example tour itinerary that includes many of the popular destinations that we venture through.

ITINERARY

Please be aware this is just a sample, and the actual tour locations are at the discretion of the guides.

Holbox Centre – Come and explore the centre and get our perspective on how it developed. Explore the Art Murals and understand the purpuses. 

Monument of Benito Juarez Mexican´s first indigenous president had a massive impact for the mexican population.

Temazcal Ceremony – These ancient rituals have been part of Mexican and South American culture for around 1000 years. The word itself originates from Nahuatl word Temazcalli, which translates to “house of heat”.

Pirates – The famous pirate Benjamin Hornigold helped to establish the “Republic of Pirates” in Nassau from 1706-1718.

Food/ Drink/ Party – We help and recommend the best restaurants, drinks and also where you can go partying. Our Island is offering lots of unique experiences. 

ITINERARY

Please be aware this is just a sample, and the actual tour locations are at the discretion of the guides.

Holbox Centre – Come and explore the centre and get our perspective on how it developed. Explore the Art Murals and understand the purpuses. 

Monument of Benito Juarez Mexican´s first indigenous president had a massive impact for the mexican population.

Temazcal Ceremony – These ancient rituals have been part of Mexican and South American culture for around 1000 years. The word itself originates from Nahuatl word Temazcalli, which translates to “house of heat”.

Pirates – The famous pirate Benjamin Hornigold helped to establish the “Republic of Pirates” in Nassau from 1706-1718.

Food/ Drink/ Party – We help and recommend the best restaurants, drinks and also where you can go partying. Our Island is offering lots of unique experiences. 

FAQS

These are the questions we’re most commonly asked about our Free Public Tours.  If you can’t find an answer to your question below, send us a message through the contact form at the bottom of this page, or reach out via the Instant Messenger icon at the bottom right-hand side of your screen.

Does the tour really run every day?

Yes, the tour runs 365 days a year, we think running tours on big holidays is a fantastic way to connect people.

If for any reason there is a change, we will inform you via our Facebook page.

At what times do the tours leave?

We start running the tours daily at 4:30 pm.

Do I have to register?

We do prefer it if you can book in advance on our website, as it allows us to prepare additional tour guides in case of large numbers, but it isn’t a problem if you just show up.

If you are planning a private tour with us, we would like to help by organizing your tour; therefore, you should contact us here.

What are we going to see on the free tours?

The Free Tour covers the most popular areas around the island.

Please check out our example itinerary for some of the places we visit, and note that each tour may vary depending on your guide.

Where do the tours end?

The Free Tour generally finish at the best sun set spot, which is in front of the Hotel Zomay (beach side).

The finishing points may vary, depending on your guide.

Does the tour still go ahead when it rains?

Yes, as locals we have grown to love the sun, but also the rain in Holbox. But please don’t forget to bring an umbrella and some warm clothes.

Why is the tour for FREE?

As a group of travellers ourselves, we don’t believe that a budget should stand in the way of learning about an island and its culture. The tour is based on tips, as our guides are not paid by any company or an institution – so you decide how much to give.

How long do the tours last?

Each tour generally lasts around one and a half hours, depending on how adventurous you and your guide feel on the day.

What should I bring with me?

If it rains make sure to bring warm shoes and clothes.

If the sun shines we recommend sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.

Please do not forget to bring questions! Because we love them.

How many people normally show up for a public tour?

It depends. Normally, we try to have a maximum of 20 people in a group, but it can vary according to the weather, national holidays or events in and around Holbox.

Is the public tour provided in Spanish?

Unfortunately not yet. Our public tours are only in English. If you require a tour in Spanish please write us an email to holbox-free@alternative-walking-tour.com.

What can we do before and after the tour?

Hostels, Restaurants and Hotels change weekly their activitys. 

So for sure your guide will inform you about the best events, which you shouln´t miss out for your stay in Holbox.

FAQS

These are the questions we’re most commonly asked about our Free Public Tours.  If you can’t find an answer to your question below, send us a message through the contact form at the bottom of this page, or reach out via the Instant Messenger icon at the bottom right-hand side of your screen.

Does the tour really run every day?

Yes, the tour runs 365 days a year, we think running tours on big holidays is a fantastic way to connect people.

If for any reason there is a change, we will inform you via our Facebook page.

At what times do the tours leave?

We start running the tours daily at 4:30 pm.

Do I have to register?

We do prefer it if you can book in advance on our website, as it allows us to prepare additional tour guides in case of large numbers, but it isn’t a problem if you just show up.

If you are planning a private tour with us, we would like to help by organizing your tour; therefore, you should contact us here.

What are we going to see on the free tours?

The Free Tour covers the most popular areas around the island.

Please check out our example itinerary for some of the places we visit, and note that each tour may vary depending on your guide.

Where do the tours end?

The Free Tour generally finish at the best sun set spot, which is in front of the Hotel Zomay (beach side).

The finishing points may vary, depending on your guide. 

Does the tour still go ahead when it rains?

Yes, as locals we have grown to love the sun, but also the rain in Holbox. But please don’t forget to bring an umbrella and some warm clothes

             Free Tour – Main Square @ Basketball Court

Why is the tour for FREE?

As a group of travellers ourselves, we don’t believe that a budget should stand in the way of learning about an island and its culture. The tour is based on tips, as our guides are not paid by any company or an institution – so you decide how much to give.

How long do the tours last?

Each tour generally lasts around one and a half hours, depending on how adventurous you and your guide feel on the day.

What should I bring with me?

If it rains make sure to bring warm shoes and clothes.

If the sun shines we recommend sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.

Please do not forget to bring questions! Because we love them.

How many people normally show up for a public tour?

It depends. Normally, we try to have a maximum of 20 people in a group, but it can vary according to the weather, national holidays or events in and around Holbox.

Is the public tour provided in Spanish?

Unfortunately not yet. Our public tours are only in English. If you require a tour in Spanish please write as an email to holbox-free@alternative-walking-tour.com.

What can we do before and after the tour?

Hostels, Restaurants and Hotels change weekly their activitys. 

So for sure your guide will inform you about the best events, which you shouln´t miss out for your stay in Holbox.

BOOKING

You can book a spot on our free walking tour below. You can also book a private tour, and send us an email. If you book a private tour, please inform about your desired start time and language, and we will reach out via email to confirm all of your details. This tour is in English

PLEASE NOTE: For groups of more than 8, you will need to book a private tour.

Please check our facebook page for the latest tour updates before booking.

BOOKING

You can book a spot on our free walking tour below.  You can also book a private tour, and send us an email. If you book a private tour, please inform about your desired start time and language, and we will reach out via email to confirm all of your details. This tour is in English.

PLEASE NOTE: For groups of more than 8, you will need to book a private tour.

Please check our facebook page for the latest tour updates before booking.

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CONTACT US

If you have any questions about our free public walking tours, our private tours, or if you’re interested in finding out more about joining our team, please send us a message.  We’d love to hear from you!

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