The perfect mix of relaxation, great weather and bohemian beauty, Isla Holbox in Mexico is the paradise island you’ve always dreamed of visiting! Find out how to get to Isla Holbox, top things to do and where to eat, plus a few tips to make the most of your travels.
With Mexico’s Caribbean coast becoming more and more cluttered with vast hotels, all-inclusive resorts and attractions, it’s getting harder and harder to find a place to really get away from it all. All we want is sunshine, beaches, cocktails and tacos, without the crowds… is that too much to ask?
Isla Mujeres, just a short hop from the Cancun coast, used to have that charm, but on my visit this year I discovered the island was busier than ever, with ferry loads of tourists arriving, and chilled spots replaced by hotels and restaurants. While it was still a lovely place to visit, it had lost the ‘untouched’ appeal.
Isla Holbox really is Mexico’s secret… or not so secret paradise!
Holbox had been on my list for years, and finally we had a few days to make the journey there. I’d seen photos of the colourful murals dotted all over the island. Images of the bright turquoise waters. The bohemian carefree vibe was evident. The unpaved sandy streets, with golf buggies instead of cars. It looked like paradise.
I’m happy to say, it was just as dreamy as I’d hoped, 100% living up to the hype, and is somewhere I’d wholeheartedly recommend (even if I do fear it may lose its charm as more people venture there…)
When we were planning our trip, I had a few unanswered questions, so I wanted to pop this blog post together (although Emily Luxton’s Holbox travel guide was a HUGE help!) Hopefully it’ll come in handy if you’re deciding whether to visit or planning a trip to the island.