Apart from a few hours at the beach of Celestún, the one with the flamingos, we haven’t been swimming in the oceans of Mexico because there was always that stinky seaweed. But Isla Holbox made us forget about all of this.
We checked into a cute little hotel, about 1min from the beach and a 15min beachwalk from the village. First, we were a bit concerned because of the missing AC and a ceiling fan louder than a starting plane but after the hotel staff had sorted this out our stay turned into pure heaven.
We walked almost all the beaches that were within our reach from the sand banks of Punta Mosquito to Punta Coco where we finally found our island paradise. Punta Coco was more than just a nice beach, it was The Beach. A relatively small stretch of fine white sand that entered into knee deep turquoise water. Right at the beach plenty of palm trees and other plants providing shade and in the water a line of colorful hammocks to dream the day away. And the best part was, that there weren’t a lot of people on this perfect spot to disturb your relaxation.
We liked that place so much that we forgot about the overpriced activities this island had to offer and returned to our little paradise every morning of our stay. We were mostly alternating between hanging in the water, in the hammocks and at the beach and while doing so we were repeating Spanish words.
The afternoons we mostly spent at the El Velero Beach Club where they served lunch and we could enjoy the comfortable sunbeds and shady tents until sunset. That’s what we call an exclusive working spot.
The evenings we spent in the village where we enjoyed some outstanding dinners at Barba Negra and Taco Queto as well as had a few drinks in The Hot Corner and connected with other travelers. And that is pretty much all there is to say about Isla Holbox. A perfect place to reach a phase of complete relaxation.