Published: October, 2019
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Holbox, Mexico

If you like Tulum, you will LOVE Holbox!
— Nadine Curtis
  • More about your oliver guide:
  • 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 – 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.

inside scoop

Try a few fried grasshoppers 🙂

skip it

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.

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We traveled in early May and just missed the whale sharks as it was not quite the season. Pink flamingos was a second best.

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