Welcome to Isla Holbox, Mexico! It’s only a two-hour drive from Cancun International Airport (CUN), but when you’re there it feels like you aren’t even in the same universe as the popular spring break destination.

Here’s a look at why visiting this relaxing, car-free, Mexican island is an absolute MUST!

Holbox is still largely unspoiled compared to many of the beach towns in Mexico. You won’t find any all-inclusive resorts or high-rise hotels. Instead small boutique hotels and villas line the beach.
The downtown area is a small grid of dirt roads and there are no cars in sight. Transportation is primarily by foot, bicycle, or golf cart.
The island is very animal friendly with people’s pets roaming freely. You won’t see many strays around, which may have to do with the work of the local animal rescue. Visit the shelter in the late afternoon and you can even take a dog for a walk.
Street art is a big part of the culture in Holbox with murals on many of the spare walls around the island. Even abandoned or broken-down buildings seem to have a purpose as beautiful works of art.
Holbox doesn’t have any world-renowned nightclubs, ziplining adventures, or theme parks, but if you’re looking for a beach-side hammock, this is the place to be.
Ceviche is staple in Holbox and what better way to have it than freshly prepared. Charter a boat for a day at sea and watch as the captain makes the classic seafood dish with the fish you just caught.
In Holbox, it doesn’t matter if you’re a local or a visitor; if you’re there for a month or just for the weekend. Holbox welcomes everyone and encourages them to welcome everyone as well! The friendliness of the island is truly contagious.
Holbox is still largely unspoiled compared to many of the beach towns in Mexico. You won’t find any all-inclusive resorts or high-rise hotels. Instead small boutique hotels and villas line the beach.
Holbox is still largely unspoiled c...
The downtown area is a small grid of dirt roads and there are no cars in sight. Transportation is primarily by foot, bicycle, or golf cart.
The downtown area is a small grid o...
The island is very animal friendly with people’s pets roaming freely. You won’t see many strays around, which may have to do with the work of the local animal rescue. Visit the shelter in the late afternoon and you can even take a dog for a walk.
The island is very animal friendly ...
Street art is a big part of the culture in Holbox with murals on many of the spare walls around the island. Even abandoned or broken-down buildings seem to have a purpose as beautiful works of art.
Street art is a big part of the cul...
Holbox doesn’t have any world-renowned nightclubs, ziplining adventures, or theme parks, but if you’re looking for a beach-side hammock, this is the place to be.
Holbox doesn’t have any world-ren...
Ceviche is staple in Holbox and what better way to have it than freshly prepared. Charter a boat for a day at sea and watch as the captain makes the classic seafood dish with the fish you just caught.
Ceviche is staple in Holbox and wha...
In Holbox, it doesn’t matter if you’re a local or a visitor; if you’re there for a month or just for the weekend. Holbox welcomes everyone and encourages them to welcome everyone as well! The friendliness of the island is truly contagious.
In Holbox, it doesn’t matter if y...

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