The Best Offers for Wellness in Holbox

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If you are looking for more relaxation on Isla Holbox and want to do something good for yourself, you should definitely take advantage of the local wellness offers. First, they are usually cheaper than at home, and second, there are many well-trained professionals here. Yoga classes, massages and wellness programs of all kinds are offered by many hotels, but can also be booked individually with local providers or spontaneously right on the beach.

A massage stand on Holbox beach
Massage on the beach in Holbox

Yoga in Holbox

As the yoga trend has grown here in recent years, so has the range and variety of options on Holbox Island. Yoga enthusiasts will find a wide range of yoga courses and seminars led by experienced yoga teachers. There is something for every yogi, whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner. Above all, the relaxed atmosphere in the pleasant tropical climate in quiet and sometimes unusual locations makes for a particularly intense yoga experience.

The best yoga studios and classes in Holbox

Yoga & SAMAH Wellness Holbox

Location on Google Maps ↗, Tel: +52 222 1773576, www.samahwellness.com

Sam and Enrique of Yoga & SAMAH Wellness Holbox are probably the best known yoga teachers on the island and have been teaching yoga here for many years. Their knowledge is vast and the variety of classes is overwhelming. In addition to traditional group yoga classes, they also offer private lessons and yoga by the sea on a sailing catamaran. Sound healing meditation is very popular and can be combined with an Ayurvedic breakfast or dinner. Sam even organizes cleansing ceremonies based on sacred Mayan rituals. These are great for birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasions.

Sam giving a yoga class in the pavilion at Hotel Mawimbi on Holbox Island
Sam giving a yoga class in the pavilion at Hotel Mawimbi

Yoga classes are held daily at 9:00 am in a pavilion on the beach at Hotel Mawimbi with a direct view of the ocean. Yoga with sound healing takes place once a week at Hotel Villas Flamingos. And in the evenings, depending on the weather, Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga are held at various outdoor locations. As the classes are very popular, early registration is recommended.

From time to time Sam organizes 4-day wellness retreats. These take place at the Hotel Anicca Aldea and include accommodation, meals and outdoor activities in addition to the wellness program.

Yoga Holbox Studio

Location on Google Maps ↗, Tel: +52 556 6943697, www.yogaholbox.info

Laura from Yoga Holbox Studio has also been working as a yoga teacher on Holbox Island for many years. She offers public yoga classes for groups at Hotel Casa Noma Noma and also comes to the accommodation for private yoga on request. Laura’s yoga classes on the catamaran are particularly popular, with 2.5 hours of yoga postures and breathing exercises to the rhythm of the wind and sea, followed by Savasana in the water.

The Yoga Holbox studio also offers group sound healing sessions as well as private sessions with a variety of focuses. These include cleansing ceremonies based on ancient Mayan rituals, female energy empowerment classes, mindfulness training for couples in intimate seclusion, as well as water healing treatments and even cocoa ceremonies. For those who wish to dedicate themselves to wellness over a longer period of time, 5-day retreats are available, including all programs, massages, accommodation and breakfast.

Group yoga takes place daily at 8:30 am at the Casa Noma Noma hotel and costs 500 MXN (30 USD / 24 GBP) per person, while the price for a 45-minute sound healing therapy session is 1200 MXN (72 USD / 56 GBP).

Holbox Yoga

Location on Google Maps ↗, Tel: +52 984 3199378, Holbox Yoga

Experienced yoga instuctor Holly inspires interested yogis of all levels with a mix of Vinyasa and Hatha yoga for fast and slow flow. Morning group classes take place from Wednesday to Sunday at 9:30 am at Hotel Zomay, which has a specially equipped studio called the Treehouse. Private lessons are also available in your own accommodation for yoga, meditation and Reiki healing.

Holbox Retiros de Yoga

Location on Google Maps ↗, Tel: +52 999 4412246, www.holboxhridayaretiros.com

For those who prefer yoga retreats lasting several days instead of individual classes are in good hands with the certified yoga teacher Laly at Casa Hridaya. This charming boutique hotel specializes in helping guests not only enjoy their stay in Holbox, but also recharge their batteries. Holbox Retiros de Yoga retreats typically last 4 days and include sessions of Antar Mouna meditation, yoga in the hotel’s special room and on a paddleboard in the sea, deep relaxation Yoga Nidra and mindfulness walks in Holbox’s beautiful natural surroundings.

The price for a 4-day retreat with 3 nights at Hotel Casa Hridaya is 13,450-21,150 MXN (807-1,267 USD / 632-994 GBP) per person including accommodation and meals, depending on the size of the group.

Yoga at sunset on the beach of Holbox Island
Yoga at sunset on the beach of Holbox

Massage in Holbox

Massage on the Beach

On the long beach in the north of Holbox Island there are numerous massage huts that can be visited at any time during the day. Most of them can be found by walking along the beach to the right of the main square. You can choose between different types of massages, from a simple back massage to a deep relaxation massage.

Massage hut Dios Todo Poderoso on Holbox Island
Massage hut Dios Todo Poderoso

Classic massages for 30 minutes are available from 400-500 MXN (24-30 USD / 19-24 GBP), more intensive massages for 1 hour cost from 700 MXN (42 USD / 33 GBP). It is slightly cheaper if you come as a couple, in which case a small discount is granted.

Of course, the quality of the massage depends on the person giving it. You can find consistently good masseurs at Palapa Dios Todo Poderoso Mayan Massage, at Velero Beach Massages by Spa del Mar in the beach club of the same name, at Mayan Massage by Selene and at Palapa Luna Blanca Mayan Massage.

The massage booth Luna Blanca
The Luna Blanca massage booth

Massage studios

If you want to play it safe and get a professional massage right away, it’s best to visit a massage studio in Holbox.

Masajes Holbox

Location on Google Maps ↗, Tel: +529842391516

You’re definitely in good hands with Maria and her team at Masajes Holbox. The small massage studio is centrally located near the main square in a quiet area in a red house on the 2nd floor and is air conditioned. The atmosphere is very relaxed, with nice scents and high quality massage oils. A full Swedish massage costs 1000 MXN (60 USD / 47 GBP) per person.

Spa in the Hotel

If you’re looking for more than just a massage, a visit to a spa in Holbox is well worth your while. Many hotels offer various wellness programs for their own guests as well as for day visitors. In addition to yoga and massages, you can also find aromatherapy, beauty masks, lymphatic drainage, and many other beauty treatments for the body and face.

Massage in the garden of the hotel on Holbox
Massage in the hotel garden

Recommended hotels with spa and wellness facilities

Wellness treatments in a hotel spa take place in specially equipped rooms and guarantee a relaxing and private atmosphere. Prices for an hour range from 55-110 USD or 43-85 GBP depending on the hotel and treatment.

Holbox Beauty Salons

There are several beauty salons on Holbox Island where you can get a good manicure, pedicure, hairstyle or hair removal. The beauticians are generally well trained and work with great attention to detail.

Recommended beauty studios

Barbers for men

All studios and hairdressers are within walking distance of the main square and the prices are significantly lower than at home, while the quality is comparable.

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