Quick January get away. Left DC at 7:30am and we were on the beach by 2:30pm. Isla Holobox was a fishing village that has been slowly become a tourist destination but for now it still has a small town feel- no large hotels, no cars, lively town square, plenty of good food, a few great shops, gorgeous sandy beaches and endless opportunities to connect with nature. It was the first time we experienced bioluminescence which is astounding.
Travel: Direct flight DC to Cancun, pre-arranged a round trip private shuttle with Holbox Shuttle they were on time and responsive to all questions. The shuttle took us to Chiquila a 1 1/2 -2 hour drive from the airport where we took a ferry to Holbox which runs every 30 minutes, it is not necessary to buy ferry tickets in advance.
Other travel tip: Bring pesos it is hard to get money on the island.
Lodging: We stayed at Las Nubes which is perfectly located toward the end of the island and has paddle board and kayaks available for guests. The accommodations are simple but lovely, especially the beach front rooms but the service is not great. If I go back I might look into Casa Sandra or Air B and B.
Excursions: We met Patricio who owns Sacred Mexico and he took us night kayaking to see the stars and bioluminescence as well as sailing another day. He is super knowledgeable and highly suggest contacting him to arrange exploring the mangroves, sea, whale sharks (they were not around when we were there)… firstname.lastname@example.org
Food: all with great vegan options- creative thoughtful tapas- Luuma, beautiful beachfront restaurant:- Mandarina low key taco shop, which was probably my favorite meal- Barba Negra good low-key Mexican:- Rosa Mexicana
Shopping: two great stores selling Mexican made clothing and jewelry Le BazaarRead More