Holbox is an island located on the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Caribbean. The island is accessed by ferry from Chiquila and has virtually no cars. Most transport on the island is by golf cart or by moped. Since there are no paved streets the island is perfect to walk around barefooted. Like the welcoming card in my appartment said: "No shoes, no problem!".
Although Chiquila is just three hours by bus from Cancún, mass tourism hasn't arrived yet on Isla Holbox. The village Holbox is a great destination for street art. Most houses are painted in bright colours and amazing murals can be found.
From the village you can walk on stretches of sandbar to the north-western tip of the island called Punta Mosquitos. It took me a few hours (and a few hours to get back) to reach. But the walk was amazing and felt like being Jesus walking on water with the blue sea on both sides of the sandbar.
The other day I walked to the most western tip of the island, called Punta Coco. This time I had to cross a Laguna to reach the empty and isolated beaches.
After 4 nights I regretted that I didn't book more nights on Holbox. Because when the sun is out, the island really feels like paradise!
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