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Whale sharks at Holbox Island

This Mexican island is one of the best places to meet these gentle sharks

Isla Holbox is a small island of white sandy beaches off the coast of Mexico. This island has been known for years as one of the best places to meet whale sharks.

The whale shark is the largest fish in the world, but they are completely harmless animals. They only eat plankton and have never hurt a human. They can grow up to 12 meters in size. Isla Holbox in Mexico has been known for years as one of the best places to meet whale sharks.

Every year the whales swim to the waters around this island because of the abundance of plankton in the area. To protect the animals, you can only swim with whale sharks on organised tours.

Best time to visit Isla Holbox

You can see whale sharks here all year round, but peak season is from late May to mid-September. Do ensure that the tour company you intend to take does everything to protect the animals, and gives them plenty of space.

Be aware!

Whale sharks are entirely harmless, but they are there to feed on plankton. So make sure you don’t touch them and give them lots of space. The animals tend to be very calm and regularly come close to you to investigate.

More information: www.holboxisland.com

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