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Isla Holbox

Although this was a small island, there is so much to it! There are incredible views from rooftop bars, hammocks in the water to relax in, dogs freely roaming the island and such incredibly nice people. We spent most of our days exploring each street and seeing what this island had to offer. When we weren’t roaming around, we were either laying by the beach or under an umbrella somewhere with a drink in hand. This was my first tropical trip since college and I truly think I forgot how strong the sun is. I not only brought home some serious tan lines, but so many great memories with my best friend.

How to Get to the Island

Luckily, my best friend had been here before so we knew the ins and outs of the travel required to get to Isla Holbox:

  • Flight to Cancun

  • ADO bus to bus station

  • 4 hour bus ride to Chiquila

  • 30 minute ferry ride to Isla Holbox

Where to Stay

There are some of the most epic hotels right on the beachfront with pools, hammocks and lovely set ups- it is a tropical dream. These came with access to the beach canopies and chairs and most of them had pools, from what we saw. I have listed a few below that we were able to walk through and check out (some pictured below).

  • Casa Las Tortugas

  • Holbox Dream

  • Hotel Arena

  • Palapas del Sol

If you are looking for something a little cheaper you can click the button below which is linked to the Airbnb that we stayed in. It wasn’t beach front, but only a short walk to the beach. It had a large balcony with several hammocks, which was perfect for drinking your morning coffee and relaxing in.

What to Expect

Between the crystal blue waters, wooden swings at bars and unique designs of hotels, there are hidden gems all over the island. The minute you start walking around you will see that there are perfect picture opportunities everywhere you look. I think I was most infatuated with the fact that there are dogs roaming all over the island. After speaking with some of the locals, we found that they all know the dogs and who they belong to, so they are just free to wander around as they please.

What to Eat And Drink

One of my favorite places we went to grab a drink and some small bites was a rooftop bar called Alma. It had a pool and hammocks, which made it the perfect place to watch the sunset on our last night. A few of the other “must eats” are listed below. To hear about them in detail CLICK HERE.

  • Coffee

    • Isla Del Colibri

  • Breakfast/Brunch

    • Basico

    • Rosa Mexicano

  • Dinner

    • Luuma

    • Mandarina

  • Drinks

    • Beach Club Monterrey

    • The Hot Corner

    • Rosa Mexicano

    • Bar Arena

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