Paradise -like Holbox Island is one of the most pristine places in the country, where it is still very common to see tourists and locals walk barefoot over white sand streets. The island is part of the protected area of Yum-Balam and the environment invites people to coexist with nature, where, at night, the sky becomes a boundless screen where you can watch thousands of stars, and, if you are lucky, you may even be able to see a shooting star.
In which activities can I participate
From laying all day long on the beach, to go biking, riding golf carts or kayaking, beach activities are endless. A boat trip can also be a good choice for spending an unforgettable morning. Lasting for up to four hours, these boats take you around the coast of the island, allowing you to discover magical places such as Pajaros Island, a sanctuary for birds of different species. You will be able to visit the Yalahau lagoon, where you will be able to admire whole families of dolphins swimming around freely. You can also enjoy the unforgettable experience of swimming alongside a whale shark during the months from May to September.
Where to stay
The island offers places for all budgets. From the most luxurious and most traditional such as Las Nubes de Holbox, Casa Sandra or Xaloc Resort, to cheaper options, however, what will really captivate you is the rustic experience of its cabins, bungalows and Caribbean style palapas. The hospitality of the locals, as well as the peaceful atmosphere visitors breath in, are an added value, and the only explanation why hundreds of foreigners leave their countries of origin to settle in this earthly paradise.
How to get there
The easiest way is to arrive from Cancun is over federal highway to Merida, until you reach the detour to Chiquila and Holbox. At Chiquila you can board a boat that will take you to the island. The trip from Cancun may last up to three hours, due the fact that you will have to cross inaccessible jungle areas; however, this is an adventure that completes the experience.