Isla Holbox is located north of the Yucatán Peninsula between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, Isla Holbox is part of the Yum Balam Nature Reserve.
It’s a tropical paradise complete with friendly locals, flamingos on the beach, dirt roads, laid-back beach bars, and incredible natural beauty. While there, I shot daily vlogs (something I don’t normally do!) to share just how beautiful this destination really is.
Check out how I documented my time traveling to Isla Holbox!
Day 1 — Getting to Isla Holbox
There are a few different ways to get to this little island off the coast of Mexico! You can drive or take a bus to Chiquila, and then hop onto a ferry. The ferry trip only takes about thirty minutes.
Another option is to take an air taxi from Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, or Cancún.
Day 2 — Exploring Isla Holbox with the Locals
On our second day, we wanted to get acquainted with the island so we rented some bikes and explored! The beaches are so incredibly beautiful and the sun is HOT.
We chowed down on fresh ceviche while sipping on some refreshing cold cervezas.
Day 3 — Searching for Whale Sharks in Isla Holbox
On day three, we got up super early and took a boat out to see if we could find some whale sharks! It was the very first day of whale shark season, so chances of seeing them was slim, but the trip was awesome regardless. We had a ton of fun snorkeling and exploring by boat.
At night, we found an amazing little restaurant right on the beach, then explored the street food scene. After a churro, we tucked in early for the night!
Day 4 — Last Day in Isla Holbox
On our last morning in Isla Holbox, we did a little shopping, a little crunching, and a little swinging on some hammocks on the beach. It was the perfect end to a perfect short trip!
We caught our ferry and bus back to Playa del Carmen where we hit the town and met up with some old friends for one last fiesta.
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