Isla Holbox Travel Guide
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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 83%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 81%Budget Travelers
- 68%Local Culture
- 66%Green Travelers
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- Isla HolboxMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 6Jul 12, 2014
Holbox is a small hidden paradise known for its white beaches and crystal water where time stood still, located just north of Cancun to get there take Highway 180 towards to Merida City, about kilometer 80th, take the detour to Kantunilkin town and continue to the port of Chiquilá. There you will take a ferry or boat to Holbox, boats leave every 2 hours, and you could also take an air taxi from Cancun since the island of Holbox is equipped with an air strip for small aircrafts. Once you arrive at the island you will have to find somewhere to stay there’s a wide selection of nice hotels all along the shore with nice accessible prices and incredible view literally the sand is at your toes.
When it comes to activities you can visit the famous Island of Birds and enjoy the variety of bird species it has to offer, if you spot a huge pink blotch in the horizon don’t freak out that’s just the huge colony of Flamingos that live on the island. There’s also Yalahu, it is a fresh water spring that comes to the surface directly into the sea you can get there only by boat and it’s a 30 min ride from Holbox.Recommended for:
- Isla HolboxFirst to ReviewNov 06, 2013
Holbox is a sleepy fishing village, with sand streets, a handful of restaurants, and a long shell-strewn beach overlooking emerald water. It has a couple dozen hotels, many on the beach, most with thatch-roof bungalows and a boho feel. It's a great place to get away from it all--you have a variety of housing options, enough restaurants so that you can try them all once before you leave, and outdoorsy excursions too. The most popular is snorkeling with behemoth whale sharks (June-August) though there are plenty of kayak, birding, and windsport options year-round. Hanging out on the beach is also a great option.
Holbox is about three hours from Cancun. Second class buses travel between Cancun and Chiquila daily; once in Chiquila, a ferry transports folks across to Holbox, about 25 minutes away. If you have a rental car, there are plenty of overnight parking lots around the ferry dock; most charge $5 per 24 hours.Recommended for:
- Isla HolboxMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesStudentsLuxury TravelersFeb 22, 2013
Holbox is one of the most amazing islands I have ever been to. Not only is it very local, small and sustainable, it is also extreley beautiful with the friendliest people. While cruising around the island (on a golf cart, no cars allowed) make sure you stop in the plaza and have lobster pizza, go to Las Tortugas hotel to book some kitesurfing lessions, and get to the end of the island to see the flamingos. Definetly a MUST if you are in Yucatan. Enjoy!
- Isla HolboxAug 08, 2012
Espectacular Isla conservando su imagen de villa de pescadores con los servicios turístico de cualquier lugar.
Increíbles playas y senderos y el ver muy pocos automóviles en sus calles ya que la mayoría lo hace en carritos de golf y motos le dan un toque natural.
Su gastronomía es algo especial por la mezcla de cocinas las cuales utilizan el ingrediente local mas preciado, la langosta.
Su principal atractivo durante los meses de mayo a septiembre es el nadar con el Tiburón Ballena, ¡Que experiencia!
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