Holbox Island, Mexico
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So where is Holbox?
Why visit Holbox island?
Against this backdrop, the main square bursts into life after sunset. Locals and visitors mingle to enjoy the atmospheric street food stalls, restaurants and bars. Later, there’s time to browse the laid-back artisan boutiques and dance on the beach under the stars.
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What else can I do on Holbox island?
Swim and snorkel
Wherever you stay on Holbox, you will be within easy reach of the ocean. Swim in the clear waters with shoals of baby tarpon which occasionally catch you unawares by jumping out of the sea. Or, if you are feeling more adventurous, many of the hotels and sellers on the beach offer snorkelling and diving tours. From May to September, the ocean around Holbox becomes plankton-rich. You can take a private or shared boat and snorkel with whale sharks without the need to dive.
Hire a bicycle or golf-cart
Street Art tour
How can I get to Holbox island?
By plane to Holbox
By road to Chiquila
Road options to Chiquila include: bus, Colectivo, self-drive or private shuttle. Since we prefer to keep our costs down and mingle with the locals, our preferred option of travel was the bus. We took the 09.55 am ADO bus from Valladolid. The journey lasts about 2 hours and 20 minutes and the ticket currently costs 180 pesos (about £7). The ADO buses operate allocated seating and are air-conditioned with TV. The service is the comfortable, cheap and efficient. You can download the ADO app to your phone or check out their website for more information: here: https://www.ado.com.mx/#/ Other bus operators also run a service to and from Chiquila. We also saw Colectivos at Chiquila.
By Ferry from Chiquila to Holbox island
By Taxi from Holbox dock
Holbox island is a hidden Mexican treasure and should be preserved as one of the unspoilt corners of our planet. In the words of David Attenborough, let’s cherish the natural world because we are part of it and we depend on it. My sincere wish is that this place remains a sanctuary to its natural residents and that its human residents resist further development. Click here to read our article about backpacking around theYucatan Peninsula.
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