México’s Hidden Treasure: Isla Holbox
If I could go to one country over and over again, México might be it. So much diversity of culture, history, and stunning terrain in one beautiful country. This was my tenth time visiting México, and my first time exploring Isla Holbox. I kept hearing about this island from other off-the-beaten-path travelers, and am so glad I finally decided to check it out. Isla Holbox is a hidden gem located in the Méxican-Caribbean Sea, northwest of Cancun. Although the island is significantly larger than nearby Isla Mujeres, it is far less developed as it lies within the Yum Balam Natural Reserve. Holbox has thus managed to retain a very local, authentically bohemian feel and remain unspoiled by mass tourism. The central town spans a couple blocks and features a handful of small restaurants, bars, cafés, and artisan shops, while the rest of the island offers up exceptional natural beauty and secluded relaxation. *Isla Holbox via Cancun: take a bus — Maayab or ADO, ~$5-$12 — to Chiquila followed by a ferry ride, ~$7.
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