Holbox Island Hotels
Isla Holbox is a charming island located 7 miles north of the upper tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, about 2 ½ hours NW of Cancun. It is approximately 25 miles long and 1 mile wide, and has 34 kilometers of white shell-filled isolated beaches. Separated from the main coast of Mexico by a shallow lagoon, it is home to thousands of pelicans, flamingos and other diverse wildlife. It is the ideal place for long walks on the beach as the entire island is made up of shells and sand and it is surrounded by emerald waters. Holbox is considered a virgin tourist destination because of its low level of outside visitors, and despite the island’s natural beauty, inaccessibility has left it unspoiled by mass tourism.
Holbox has a friendly population of approximately 1,600, most of whom make their living fishing, although most of the island remains uninhabited. It is a peaceful town, where life moves at a slow rhythm. Escape from the hectic, modern world and relax in your hammock in this heavenly village. You can also rent a bike, motorcycle, or golf cart to get around this unique town. A refreshing sea breeze is constantly blowing.
Whale, or "domino" Sharks gather just off the coast of Holbox each May through September to feed on the plankton rich waters created by the nutrient currents of the Gulf, Caribbean, and the Atlantic. Holbox has now been designated THE top place in the World to see and swim with the ocean's largest fish. Swimming with Whale Sharks is sure to be a truly incredible and unforgettable experience.
A quiet place on a quiet island, Xaloc Resort is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Enjoy cooling off in one of the two swimming pools located on the hotel premises, or just lay back in your hammock all day and enjoy the view. The hotel is right on the beach, and is also within walking distance from the small town of Holbox Island. The hotel's restaurant Maja'che has exquisite food and breakfast is even included in the nightly rate!
This hotel is a romantic spot surrounded by turquoise waters and peaceful breezes. This small hotel has 16 romantic, Caribbean style bungalows constructed around a beautiful swimming pool. Villas Flamingos is at the end of the hotel zone on a beautiful secluded beach. Their restaurant and bar serves amazing local cuisine and breakfast is included in the daily room rate. Ideal for families and small groups, it offers one of the best chances to experience wilderness, flora and fauna in an authentic paradise made of palapas and rustic bungalows.
Holbox Dream Hotel is a place just like paradise, located in the Yum Balam Reserve, north of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. There you can arrange boat excursions, snorkel with the whale sharks, practice kayaking in the mangroves, fishing or simply walk on the 40 km beach during the sunset in search for shells. Discover one of the most beautiful places in this world, where stress and routine are unknown and nature still plays a basic role. And where the only perceptible sound is the sea
Casa Sandra Hotel & Spa is a small, magical and very intimate hideaway on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is full of nature and unexplored areas with colorful birds, wild dolphins and whale sharks, right where the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico meet, in Holbox Island. Here you will totally forget about the stress of the city. Feel the ocean breeze on your face while you swing in a hand-weaved hammock. Excellent service in a very nice accommodation.