If you like Tulum, you will LOVE Holbox!
- More about your oliver guide: Nadine Curtis
- Trip type: Adult, Family, Group getaway, Solo, Beach
- Activity level: moderate
- Ideal length of trip: 4-6 days
to & from
Fly as direct as possible to Cancun. Then you have two options to get on island — taxi to the ferry which is 1.5 hour drive or better yet transfer on a small private Cessna if you are arriving during the day and don’t carry a lot of luggage as they have a strict weight limit. We flew on https://www.axtransporter.com.mx/ – after you get out from customs you have to shuttle to the private airport in Cancun which is a 10 minute ride.
Where to Stay
LOVED Casa Las Tortugas. Four of us gals bunked into a large two floor suite. Beautiful setting on the white sandy beach as well with a great restaurant and sushi bar as well as a pool and yoga and massage.
Where to Eat and Drink
Very casual dining on island. We ate at the hotel restaurant (breakfast was included) and local spots in town. A highlight was a local favorite cocktail “Blackarita” made with tequila and charcoal. and lots of fresh fish and simple elegant MEX food.
What to Do
There are no cars on island — ATV taxis and bikes only. Lots of beach time, swimming, walking and we rented a private boat one day to take us to see wildlife including pink flamingos and a natural water cenote. There are fun shops to visit in town — more dream-catchers than one could imagine.
Try a few fried grasshoppers 🙂
I bowed out of the acro yoga class on the beach but my girlfriends loved it.
What to Pack
Very little. Weight restrictions and a soft bag keeps you from over packing. Yoga clothes are recommended and basically swimsuits and sarongs.
Click to shop
We traveled in early May and just missed the whale sharks as it was not quite the season. Pink flamingos was a second best.