Holbox Island is situated on the Caribbean, 2 hours drive from Cancun Airport and 30 min in a ferry. It is a true paradise, This is place to truly relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.
- First and foremost, Its unspoiled beaches.
You can rent a golf cart per hour or for 24 hours and discover all the island. I went to Punta coco, it is an amazing beach with hammocks on the beach and amazing peace!
- Secondly, It reminded me what it was Playa del Carmen 20-25 years ago.
Holbox Island now it’s a small town, just like it was Playa del Carmen a few years back, and since then there has been a lot of tourism and it has get too commercial.
- Third, to find quiet, and peace
There are hammocks on the ocean where you can rest and find the peace everybody needs!
They don’t have cars they transport on golf carts.
Everything is walking by distance! But if you prefer you can take a taxi ( golf cart)
Another great reason is that you can walk on the ocean and the water won’treach your knees.
Literally!! You walk and walk and you even can find in the middle of the ocean these “sand banks”.
BEFORE IT GETS TOO COMMERCIAL:
Somebody told me while staying on the island that recently they signed the first OXXO ( 7 eleven in Mexico) to open in Holbox Island, so probably won’t take long before the big tourism will exploit the island (let’s hope not and the island can stay the way it is now with it’s little stores all around! )
You can swim with a whale shark really close.
You can book a tour (I recommend to do it through the hotel) where they take you to the place where the whale shark eats. It is a 1 ½ to 2 hour ride on a boat, totally worth it!!
The captain of the boat will tell you when to climb off the boat and you can swim fast to be next to this amazing shark!.
After they take you to a place to go fishing so they can prepare a delicious ceviche.
Finally, they take you snorkeling where we got to see 3 turtles and a stingray it was awesome!!!
And above all, witness the bioluminescence of the ocean.
There are certain spots on the island where there are no hotels or construction ( I mean the land is protected and there can’t be any construction).
After dark you can take a night walk on the beach, and move the water a little bit to see the glow. This thing happens because the phytoplankton comes up to the surface and that is why you see lighting up