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Avenida Morelos 231, Holbox Island 77310 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 43 in Holbox Island
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.5
Travelers' Choice
The Beachfront Hotel La Palapa is a romantic hotel for adults only that is located on Holbox Island in the Yucatan Peninsula, Gulf of Mexico. We offer an incomparable setting with 25 comfortable rooms at literally feet away from the white sandy beach and tourquoise water. The Beach Bar with lounge chairs and hammocks allows to relax on the quiet beach.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Bar / lounge
Beach
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Spa
Adults only
Wifi
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Snorkeling
Fishing
Couples massage
Full body massage
Massage
Solarium
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Bottled water
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
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Jacqueline M wrote a review Yesterday
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My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary on this beautiful island. The Hotel is set beautifully by the beach and is placed to experience amazing sunsets. The Staff, the rooms and the cleanliness of this hotel is a 10. They are very accommodating and the food is wonderful. We will miss this place but we will return!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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96Deborah wrote a review May 2
Zug, Switzerland2 contributions1 helpful vote
It was wonderful holidays. Very remote with beautiful beaches. Isis at reception and the bar restaurant staff were excellent and very kind. Only downside was the noise of the little planes departing Holbox airport. We spent a very nice time during the days at the beach and during night in the close town
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Pasquale POMPEO, Propietario at Beachfront Hotel La Palapa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Deborah! We appreciate your review about your stay at Beachfront Hotel la Palapa, it makes us very happy to know that our facilities, the service provided by our staff made your stay a better experience, all our employees do their best work every day to make your stay as pleasant as possible and it makes us happy to know that we meet the goal. Regarding the noise you hear at night, the hotel association and local authorities are already taking actions to control this situation and find the best solution. We hope you will visit us again in this your home in the caribbean. Greetings from the entire Beachfront Hotel la Palapa family.
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Peter B wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The 2 hour+ transfer plus a lovely ferry crossing was well worth it. La Palapa is all you dream of for a great get away beach holiday. The hotel grounds lead to the beach and are beautifully looked after, with all the sun bathing amenities you’d expect looking at the wonderful sea. The breakfast bar on the beach is wonderful with creative breakfasts and wonderful kitchen and serving staff, and after, it’s a place for drinks and lunch. The hotel rooms are comfortable with good hot showers in a nice bathroom, the room has rustic charm. The hotel is well placed in Holbox to take advantage of the restaurants and bars.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Sea view on any of the three floors
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Peter! It is a real privilege for us to know that your stay in our hotel was very good, that our hotel met your expectations and exceeded them, that the service provided by each of the collaborators made your experience more special, reviews like yours let us know that we are on the right track and that all the hard work that has been done is giving the expected results, because for us the most important thing is that our guests do not have any worries and just relax. We hope to see you again in this your home in the caribbean. Greetings from the entire Beachfront Hotel la Palapa family.
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Trudy B wrote a review Apr 2022
13 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our second stay at La Palapa hotel. It was as charming in 2022 as it was in 2020, before Covid. It is an older hotel but the decor is cozy and every room has a water view. The service was excellent. On my husband’s birthday we were greeted with towels folded to look like a cake, balloons and birthday card. So thoughtful! The small bar/restaurant serves a delicious breakfast and snacks. Their mojitos are the best! We will happily stay there the next time we visit Holbox.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Apr 4, 2022
Dear Trudy! We are very happy that you have chosen us again as your destination hotel to celebrate your husband's birthday and to know that we did not disappoint you and that the service provided by each of our staff made your stay an even better experience, we will make sure that our Beach Bar colleagues know the comments you make about the mojitos and breakfasts sepondran very happy. We hope you will continue to choose us whenever you visit the island as this is your Caribbean home. Greetings from all the Beachfront Hotel la Palapa team.
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Sheila wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We vacationed at Isla Holbox with 3 other couples who had stayed here before. Hotel La Palapa is fabulous! Great location, great rooms, great staff, great restaurant...what more can I say? It is rather private compared to other hotels farther down the beach and had a clean beach!. The staff kept the beach in tip-top shape, raking the sea grass that washed ashore every day, which was a big plus. Our rooms were cleaned daily, the perimeters were neat and clean and it felt very safe. We would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: We chose the beach side, top floor (for a little more $) and would do so again!
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Responded Apr 2, 2022
Dear Sheila! We appreciate that you have chosen us as your destination hotel to spend your vacation with your friends, knowing that our hotel facilities and the service provided by each of our employees made your stay an even better one, reviews like yours make us feel that we are on the right track and that all the work that our employees are doing are giving results. We hope you visit us again in this your Caribbean home. Greetings from the entire Beachfront Hotel la Palapa family.
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HowdyAg wrote a review Mar 2022
Texas3 contributions1 helpful vote
Service was generally good, food was good. A major glitch was there was no one at the airport to pick us up (we booked transportation with the hotel). Called the hotel, no one answered. Looked and looked for a hour before hotel called us. Said they had been trying to contact us via WhatsApp. We don't have WhatsApp and why assume everyone has it? When we got to the hotel, there was no explanation, just "there was a lot of people at the airport." Beach has seaweed that was only halfway cleaned up after a storm. Our "beachfront" room on second floor overlooked the restaurant. All day long people walked directly in front of the beach lounge chairs. Yes, it the hotel is convenient to town/restaurants, but not the place to be if you are looking for peace and quiet. Beach further north doesn't have sea weed.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Pasquale POMPEO, Propietario at Beachfront Hotel La Palapa
Responded Mar 29, 2022
Dear HowdyAg! Thank you for your review about your stay, we are very sorry for the inconvenience you had with the shuttle service and we apologize for the time you had to wait at the airport, as you yourself commented we tried to call you several times via Whatsapp and calls but as we told you at check in we were sent directly to voicemail until you answered us and already told us your location for the driver to find you. Regarding what you say about the algae we were directly hit by a north and on the island the hotels are not allowed to remove the algae from the beach that is why we made roads so that you can enter the sea, we hope that in the future you give us the opportunity to visit us again to take away that bitter sweet moment of your stay. Greetings from the entire Beachfront Hotel la Palapa family.
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ElenMTL wrote a review Mar 2022
Montreal, Canada17 contributions1 helpful vote
The food at the Bar is at a gourmet level. The service is also very good and attentive. You won't find it in other restaurants in the island where the service is pretty inconsistent. Try the breakfast options that will give you an idea of the quality food you can get. Then be adventurous and try the dishes they offer for lunch, the food is Mexican with a twist of international taste. Chef Mario and his staff are an amazing crew. If you reserve a room make sure that you include breakfast since it is totally worth it the money, you can enjoy your breakfast at the beach avoiding the long lines at the few restaurants that offer breakfast in the town. The hotel is very clean. The staff is always ready to help you with a big smile. The hotel is in a central location where you can have an easy walk to bars and restaurants this characteristic makes it also not very quite. It is a small beach front hotel meaning that the beach is very small, not the best you can get in the area. The hotel is perfect for couples, Friends or Solo travelers. My recommendation is enjoy the cleanness that the hotel has to offer, the amazing food and drinks at the bar, the central location but take your every day walks discovering other good beach spots that the island has to offer.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Mar 29, 2022
Dear ElenMTL! We appreciate your review about your stay, it makes us very happy to know that your stay at Beachfront Hotel la Palapa was excellent and that the hotel and the service provided by our staff made your experience an even better review like yours let us know that all the work done by our team is giving the desired results, we will share with our colleagues at the Snack Bar the nice comments you tell us about the food and drinks served at the hotel will make them very happy. We hope you will come back to visit us again in this your Caribbean home. Greetings from the entire Beachfront Hotel la Palapa family.
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KJ wrote a review Mar 2022
London, England, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
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The hotel was in a great location on the island, very close to downtown for restaurants and bars but a quite spot to relax during the day. The hotel staff were really helpful, especially the beach bar staff making yummy cocktails! Rooms were spacious and clean and had lovely features like the shell taps in the sink and shower. Only tiny thing was we hoped we would have a hammock on our balcony as all the others seemed to have one, and maybe the hotel would consider raking the seaweed on the beach in the future? Would stay here again! Make sure you get a drink and watch the sunset from the hotel rooftop!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Mar 16, 2022
Dear Kellie! We appreciate you taking a few minutes of your time to write a review about your stay at Beachfront Hotel la Palapa. It is extremely gratifying for us to know that the location, the service provided by each one of our staff and the facilities made your stay a better one since it is very important for us that you feel at home away from home. We will take into account what you tell us about the hammock in the room's bacon, we appreciate this kind of comments as they make us be better day by day and future guests have a better experience, about the sargasso we are already looking for the best options to eliminate some of it. We hope to see you again in the future. Greetings from the entire Beachfront Hotel la Palapa family.
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Nelson N wrote a review Feb 2022
Carlsbad, New Mexico8 contributions9 helpful votes
What a beautiful hotel on Holbox, I can't say enough about the great people there always smiling (you could tell it in their eyes) and if I had to name the best, I would have to name them all, although Eddy made sure my wife's drinks were made just how she liked them, The rooms are beautiful, the beach was fantastic as was the free breakfast. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Holbox.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Feb 28, 2022
Dear NElson! We appreciate you taking a few minutes of your time to leave us a review of your stay at Beachfront Hotel la Palapa. It makes our hearts explode with happiness to know that our hotel met your expectations and that the service provided by each of the employees made your stay an even better one. Reviews like yours let us know that we are on an excellent direction and that all the hard work is giving the expected results, which is that our guests can relax without any worries. We hope you will visit us again in this your Caribbean home. Greetings from the entire Beachfront Hotel la Palapa Family.
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ilchick_escaped wrote a review Feb 2022
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The staff is wonderful and the views are beautiful. This was my second time staying here for me and a group of friends. This is not a location for the 'resort' set, more for those who appreciate the natural beauty and the good food. I am sad that the town feels like it is getting more developed, but La Palapa still feels down to earth and relaxing,
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Feb 28, 2022
Dear Ilya! We appreciate you taking a few minutes of your time to leave us a review of your stay at Beachfront Hotel la Palapa. It is a real pleasure for us to know that you have chosen us again as your destination hotel on the island, knowing that your stay was much better because of the service provided by each of the employees lets us know that we are on the right track because one of the main objectives is that our guests forget about everything and just relax and enjoy your vacation. We hope to see you again in this your Caribbean home. Greetings from the entire Beachfront Hotel la Palapa family.
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PRICE RANGE
$185 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
la palapa ethno boutique hotel by xperience holbox island
LOCATION
MexicoYucatan PeninsulaQuintana RooHolbox Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beachfront Hotel La Palapa
Which popular attractions are close to Beachfront Hotel La Palapa?
Nearby attractions include Refugio Holbox (0.2 miles), Holbox Island (0.2 miles), and Escape Room Holbox (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Beachfront Hotel La Palapa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Beachfront Hotel La Palapa?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and a snack bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Beachfront Hotel La Palapa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arte Sano vegan restaurant, Casa Nostra Roof Restaurant, and Salma.
Does Beachfront Hotel La Palapa have airport transportation?
Yes, Beachfront Hotel La Palapa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Beachfront Hotel La Palapa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Holbox Island.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Beachfront Hotel La Palapa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Does Beachfront Hotel La Palapa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.