The most beautiful islands in Mexico

Aside from breathtaking beaches and picture-postcard colonial cities, Mexico boasts enchanting and magical islands that will leave you in awe. Whether you plan to enjoy a relaxing weekend away from the city noise or try new ecotourism adventures, we invite you to discover the most beautiful islands in Mexico.

  1. Holbox, in Quintana Roo

If you are looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, Holbox is one of the most beautiful and laid back places on earth. Make the most of your visit to the island and explore the Yum Balm ecological reserve, admire flamingos in Isla Passion, gaze at breathtaking sunsets, dive or snorkel in the coral reef, and swim alongside the whale shark.


2. Marietas Islands, in Nayarit

The Marietas Islands refer to a group of uninhabited islands that were formed centuries ago because of volcanic activity. Located 35 km from Puerto Vallarta, this destination is the perfect place for snorkeling, scuba diving, whale and dolphin sighting, kayaking, or relaxing on the hidden beach.


  1. Lake of Pátzcuaro Islands, in Michoacan

The magic lake of Patzcuaro will captivate you with its eight enchanting inhabited islands. You may stay overnight at a cabin surrounded by threes and gardens, enjoy a boat trip through its canals while admiring herons and seagulls, visit the emblematic Janitzio´s Jose Maria Morelos statue, and gaze in awe at the Pacanda´s lagoon.


  1. Espiritu Santo Island, in Baja California Sur

Its proximity to La Paz bay makes of Espiritu Santo one of the most visited islands in Sea of Cortez. Surrounded by charming islets, this destination is home to red-tailed hawks, grey herons, black-tailed jackrabbits, among other endemic species. Here you may admire majestic cliffs, snorkel close to sea lions, scuba dive alongside multiple tropical fish, watch a wide variety of exotic birds, enjoy a fishing day, or relax one the beach.


  1. Revillagigedo Islands, in Colima

If you are passionate about scuba diving and sharks, this destination is perfect for you as it boasts unimagined natural beauty and abundant marine species. The Revillagigedo islands are located on the Pacific Ocean, and are part of the state of Colima. Scuba divers usually admire humpback whales, dolphins, enormous manta rays, the largest tunas in the ocean, and a wide variety of shark species (great hammerhead, Silvertip shark, Galapagos shark, whitetip reef shark, whale shark, tiger shark, etc.)


  1. Cozumel, in Quinatana Roo

With white sandy beaches, turquoise color waters, exotic jungle vegetation, and breathtaking coral reefs, Cozumel is one of the largest and most visited islands in México.  Whether you prefer to scuba dive or snorkel alongside colorful fish, ride an ATV thought the lush jungle, enjoy a family-friendly day at an ecological park, explore downtown, or swim with dolphins, Cozumel offers endless activities for all ages and tastes.


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