Isla Holbox – A hidden paradise

Mexico has loads to offer and one of the amazing places here is Holbox island. It is approximately 26 miles long and 0.9 miles wide located in the north of Yucatan Peninsula. It is natures treasure with crystal clear beaches and relaxing atmosphere. It reminded me a bit of Gili islands, Lombok but this one is still developing and not so overcrowded with tourists which makes it more attractive. Island is part of Yum Balam Biosphere Reserve. Island is covered with trees and palm trees. So, you can imagine how nice is there! Some local streets are very cute and surrounded with huge art works on the walls.

Mexico has loads to offer and one of the amazing places here is Holbox island. It is approximately 26 miles long and 0.9 miles wide located in the north of Yucatan Peninsula. It is natures treasure with crystal clear beaches and relaxing atmosphere. It reminded me a bit of Gili islands, Lombok but this one is still developing and not so overcrowded with tourists which makes it more attractive. Island is part of Yum Balam Biosphere Reserve. Island is covered with trees and palm trees. So, you can imagine how nice is there! Some local streets are very cute and surrounded with huge art works on the walls.

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Locals established three types of transport there – bicycles, motorbikes and golf buggies. Basically, it is car free island but we still managed to see some bigger cars – I believe which are delivering some goods from mainland to island. Taxis usually will be in yellow colour – easy to recognise. Its very fun to drive with them – as there are some renting companies just be careful with local traffic. Still, I would prefer cycling. Also, roads are not the best quality there.

To get there you can take a ferry from mainland town Chiquila port or rent a boat taxi. Port is very small. Trip is around 20 minutes one way. Also there is a chance to take a small airplane from Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

On the way to Holbox you will be able to see pelicans. Sea life most popular habitants are whale sharks and turtles. As island is one of the natures protected ares – we were advised not to use sunblocks or any chemic lotions as they are affecting islands water life and corral reefs. As long as you have chemical free sunblocks – you can use them or put on your skin 1 or 2 hours before a trip to island.

On the island can be found quite a lot of eco hotels – which will make your stay more relaxing and different. Also food and drinks are amazing. But nothing can beat the view of blue beach.

Would you like to go there?

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