Visit the unforgettable island of Holbox during your volunteering in Mexico

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This Mexican island is located in the state of Quintana Roo, in the east of the country. Therefore, the coast is bathed by the Caribbean Sea, its endless beaches with fine white sand and crystalline water. It is located 20 minutes by ferry from Chiquilá, the closest town to the island from the mainland.

Holbox is very special and unique. There are no cars on its streets, you will only find golf cars, which are the main transportation on the island. In any case, it is not very large, therefore, you can walk to many places. It is 34 km long and 2 km wide, although in a large part there are only trees and vegetation. Keep reading to find out all the curiosities of this island to visit during your international volunteering.

Discovering the interior of this Mexican island

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Its streets are made of white sand. The houses are small and many of them are painted with bright colors and graffiti of animals that live in the area or of children playing. In addition, you can walk through the center to see the little shops, restaurants and bars that are on this beautiful island.

There is a relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for resting and lying on the beach and appreciating the incredible beaches and vegetation of the island. You can also walk through the water, since near the shore on some beaches the water does not cover above your ankles. This is due to the large sandbanks there are. The sunsets are incredible; Sunlight reflects on the water and transforms it into a yellowish-orange color. In addition, the protruding sandbanks create spectacular views. It will surely be one of the strong points of your volunteering in America.

The climate on this island is warm and it is hot during most months of the year, the average temperature is 26.4ºC. The low season coincides with the period of rain and hurricanes, which is during the months of July to October, and on some occasions the island can close due to rainfall.

What activities can you do on this island as an international volunteer?

voluntariado mexico holbox tiburonObserve the whale shark

One of the activities that can be done from July to September is to see and swim with the whale shark. This fish is the largest in the world and measures approximately 12 meters. It is completely harmless to humans, since it is not aggressive and feeds on phytoplankton, algae, squid larvae and small sardines. Swimming next to this gigantic animal is an unforgettable and very impressive experience.

Experience the phenomenon of marine bioluminescence

The phenomenon of bioluminescence occurs due to the luciferase enzyme produced by organisms. When this enzyme reacts with oxygen, it emits energy in the form of light. In order to see this light energy it must be done in a dark place, for this reason it is done at night. To see it you must shake the water, since this movement activates the reaction that gives rise to this phenomenon. You can see how a light appears in the water that contrasts with the darkness of the night. It seems magical, since it lights up just by moving the water.

Visit nearby islands and beaches

If you want to take an excursion to see more beaches, but your goal is to relax, lie on the sand and observe the immensity of the Caribbean Sea, a great option is Isla Pasión, which is very close to Holbox.

On the other hand, if you want to see the birds that live in the area, on the bird island you will find herons, pelicans, ducks, seagulls and beautiful pink flamingos, these animals are in total freedom. Therefore, in order not to alter their habitat, they can only be observed from the enabled viewpoints. More than 150 different species of birds can be seen throughout the year, they usually hide among mangroves, which is their natural habitat.

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We also found many activities to do on the island. You can rent a bike and explore the island, discover the wonderful beaches of Holbox and enjoy the ride. There are also raccoons and flamingos on the same island, so you may come across some animals during your stay.

In addition, you can relax in Holbox’s characteristic hammocks, which are located on the seashore. On these hammocks you will find the name of the island written in happy and striking colors.

You can’t leave without having tried the delicious lobster pizza, it is very characteristic of the island. At first it was only found in one restaurant, but now you can find this pizza in most establishments.

Don’t hesitate and discover this Caribbean paradise during your volunteering in Mexico!

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Our volunteers will be able to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

What does volunteering focused on university practices involve?

At Cooperating Volunteers, we make agreements with different universities to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

The specialties we work with are extensive: medical volunteering, nursing, education, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, engineering, architecture…

The practices can be carried out in our designated destinations for this purpose, as well as in Spain.

If you choose an international destination, it’s a unique way to live an unforgettable and enriching experience, as you will have the opportunity to continue your education in another country, with a completely different culture.

Stepping out of our comfort zone and being part of the various projects at the destination will allow us to grow both personally and professionally, creating a more extensive curriculum.

And we are fully convinced that this experience will accompany you throughout your life.

You will be able to visit hospitals, schools, centers, orphanages, and participate directly and actively in the daily lives of all those people at the destination, always accompanied by other professionals willing to collaborate hand in hand with you and guide you in daily tasks.

If your university is not part of the agreement with Cooperating Volunteers, you can contact so that we can get in touch and make this experience a reality. 


Corporate volunteering consists of tailored programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills.

It is proven that teamwork directly impacts productivity. 

Collective effort surpasses individual capabilities, promotes diversity of skills, stimulates creativity, and facilitates problem-solving in the face of various challenges.

Therefore, it not only maximizes efficiency but also enriches the work environment.

We conduct corporate volunteering programs that consist of customized programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills, improve performance, and foster unity among employees.

We tailor projects to the corporate identity and size of the company, and we can adjust them to any destination and time of the year.

The advantages of corporate volunteering include:

  • Improving communication.
  • Group unity.
  • Cultural integration in different situations.
  • Employee training.
  • Increased Corporate Social Responsibility.

The future is aligned with a more responsible society, and participating in social projects positions our company among the list of revolutionary businesses that want to be part of the change.

If you resonate with this message, corporate volunteering is a unique experience both individually and collectively, and at Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the process to make it a unique journey.


Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. 

Spending quality time with family and being able to disconnect from our hectic routines is not only enriching but also necessary.

Sometimes we forget to communicate, connect, and dedicate time to each other. Each one of us lives focused on our jobs, schools… And it’s necessary to find the opportunity to pause and take care of ourselves.

Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. And of course, it creates lifelong positive memories.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we suggest moving away from those ‘more superficial’ trips (which can also be fantastic), but we invite you to live this experience to bring out our most empathetic and humanitarian side.

Family volunteering gives us the opportunity to be part of a positive impact, promoting values of solidarity and social responsibility.

There are many families who choose to experience these trips focused on cooperation and direct involvement with different communities around the world, where living conditions are very different and sometimes entirely precarious.

Projects are tailored to different ages, allowing us to work together.

An incredible way to fill our suitcase with memories, learning, and knowledge.

And although stepping out of our comfort zone often feels daunting, we assure you firsthand that it’s worth it.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the entire experience, from start to finish, to make it unforgettable.


At Cooperating Volunteers, we believe it’s never too late for anything, especially for volunteering and living a unique and unforgettable experience.

There are many people, increasingly so, who opt for responsible travel that involves social work.

Accustomed to organized and mostly touristic trips, at Cooperating Volunteers, we want to advocate for a more enriching experience, one that transforms us from within and allows us to be part of the change the world needs to see.

We can adapt both the destination and the duration of our projects to fit your needs.

It’s an opportunity full of emotions that allows us to significantly contribute to different communities and their evolution. And you can participate in different areas such as education, social support, or assistance in different centers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Sense of purpose: Provides a sense of purpose by contributing your skills and experiences to meaningful causes.
  • Emotional well-being: Reduces feelings of isolation and establishes social connections.
  • Personal development: It’s continuous learning, skill development, and discovering new activities while keeping the mind-body active.
  • Physical health: Keeping active.
  • Stress reduction: The act of helping others reduces stress and contributes to mental health.

Living this experience will undoubtedly be a before and after. 


A volunteering initiative with leadership and impact through the educational action program.

When we talk about social volunteering, we refer to all those actions and activities carried out altruistically, selflessly, and with the aim of addressing multiple problems and needs of different communities, always focused on education and self-sufficiency.

Education is essential because it provides the tools and knowledge necessary for personal, social, and economic development.

Our goal is to create self-sufficient communities and provide opportunities for the future personal development of each member. The message is not to ‘give’, but to accompany in the process of training for self-managed provision.

At Cooperating Volunteers, many of our destinations and projects embrace this type of volunteering. Some of our projects include: community programs, education, women’s empowerment…

And although they are completely different from each other, they share a single objective: progress towards a society that can embrace us all in the same way.

If you are someone who is restless, who needs to see a change in the future, volunteering is an experience tailor-made for you.