Experience life as it should be at one of our favourite places on earth, the beautiful Holbox Island in Mexico. At just 26 miles long, Holbox is separated from the coast of Mexico by a shallow lagoon and has retained its natural beauty, unspoiled by mass tourism. The friendly island is a refuge for anyone looking to get away from it all to enjoy sandy streets, colourful Caribbean buildings and unforgettable experiences.
Located within the Yum Balam Nature Reserve, the island is considered to be one of the world’s most important ecological regions, home to a spectacular and unique array of marine and wildlife. Through May to October, visitors can swim with the world’s largest congregation of whale sharks or partake in the variety water sports in the warm green waters. The skies are also teaming with life as Holbox is home to more than 150 species of birds including flamingos, pelicans and roseate spoonbills all residing on the famous Bird Island.
Explore the enchanting island the traditional way, using bikes or even golf carts to get around, or, for a real adventure, just 30 minutes by boat from Holbox is Yalahau cenote. This stunning large natural pool is surrounded by plants, trees and shrubs and is said by locals to have strange and mystical properties.
There are many accommodation possibilities on the island to choose from ranging from camping sites to gorgeous boutique hotels. CasaSandra and Hotel Casa Las Tortugas are renowned on the island for providing premium quality service in a superb environment. Both hotels offer international and national dishes serving fresh fish and seafood brought in from local fishermen.
Horseback riding on the beach, kayaking, yoga, snorkeling, world class fishing… the list goes on! Discover the enchanting Holbox Island yourself and visit one of the few remaining paradises on Earth.Chris Hodges