Escape Cancún on Isla Holbox • Getting Foreign


I decided to get started my 3-month journey by way of Central America in Cancún, Mexico. Though it is not component of Central America, it was a excellent spot to get started my trip, largely mainly because the flights from Europe to Cancún had been quite inexpensive.

I didn’t seriously vibe with Cancún. I spent two nights there and I wasn’t quite impressed. And because this was my very first time in Mexico I felt like I didn’t like Mexico. As quickly as I left Cancún although, I was relieved to find out that I just didn’t like Cancún, but Mexico is in reality remarkable!

I left Cancún for a quick trip to Isla Mujeres and then went additional up to Isla Holbox. And Holbox could possibly be my favored island I’ve ever been to. If you are tired of the hustle and bustle, the highly-priced nightclubs and the fancy hotels of Cancún, Holbox is the spot to go.

Finding to Holbox

Finding to the island is quite simple. From Cancún, you can take a comfy ADO bus to Chiquila which will take you about three hours. From there it is just a 15-minute boat ride on a often operating ferry. You can locate a lot more facts about transportation to Holbox right here.

What To Do

I didn’t do substantially on Holbox to be truthful. Though there are a lot of activities you can book there like snorkeling tours or a bird tour, I decided to just discover by myself which is normally my preferred way of seeing a spot. The snorkeling tours are quite well-known throughout whale shark season (May well to September) when Holbox is 1 of the ideal locations to see the most significant fish in the globe.

Beaches on Isla Holbox

I did, nonetheless, rent a bike for $five for the day and it is a excellent way to see the island. The sand on the beach is quite firm which tends to make it uncomplicated to ride a bike on it. We rode along the coast till we couldn’t go any additional without the need of crossing a river. But the sea at this point was so shallow that we left our bikes behind and just continued on foot. We discovered an great sandbank about 30 meters out in the sea complete of birds like flamingos and we had it all to ourselves!

sandbank in the sea on holbox

flamingos on holbox

Exactly where To Keep

From what I’ve heard, the spot to keep on Holbox if you are on a price range is Tribu Hostel. Sadly, I can not confirm that mainly because it was closed when I was there. Alternatively, I stayed at La Isla Holbox Hostel which is not even a minute away from the principal square and also quite close to the beach. It was a quite good hostel with a kitchen, good bathroom, some cool chill out location and bike rentals.

sunset on holbox

What To Consume

Even although Holbox is a modest island without the need of a huge population, it is quite lively at evening and the meals carts open immediately after sunset all about the principal square. This is exactly where I had all of my meals and it is remarkable. This is exactly where you will locate the least expensive and also 1 of the ideal meals on the island.

I certainly advocate attempting a marquesita when you are on Holbox. It is a specialty of the Yucatan area and I had my very first 1 right here. They are like crunchy crepes and are a quite well-known street snack. You can have them with tons of components, my favored 1 was Nutella and banana.

amazing mexican breakfast on holbox

If you strategy on coming to Holbox, make confident you bring sufficient money. There had been 3 ATM’s on the island when I was there in September 2017 but none of them had money. I barely had sufficient revenue to get off the island and on a bus to my subsequent location. Not quite sensible to run out of money on an island.





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