Just spent 5 days on Holbox. We took the public bus from Cancun to Chiquila which cost us about $7.50 /pp each way, took approx 3.5 hrs, then we took a water taxi over to Holbox which cost $10.00. Stayed at Elements. The hotel was very clean and well appointed, and air conditioned.It was quite close to the beach, a 3 minute walk and you were on the beach. I thought the employee working the hotel lobby desk could of been a bit more helpful in suggesting things for us to do, or explore, but he never offered any assistance and never suggested anything to us, we kinda stumbled and found things by ourselves. We found the beds to be uncomfortably firm. We had been told prior to arriving at Elements that breakfast was included. Once at Elements, we found that to be untrue. The hotel has a small restaurant downstairs that only served breakfast, which we found to be quite expensive for what was served, we found better prices else where. The Sky bar at the hotel was closed, which ment we had to keep walking into town or to the small store close by whenever we needed something to drink. The hotel did supply bottled water, but after the first night we had to ask for more bottled water. You can rent golf carts, but because they rented out at $70/day we ended up walking everywhere, which was ok. We made sure we took lots of bug repellent, which we only used at night and ended up with very few bug bites. The best restaurant we found was La Isla, the food was outstanding and reasonably priced. Look for the guy with the bar-b-que close to town center on a side street, he sells whole cooked chicken for $5.00 and its really good.The "famous" lobster pizza is way over rated. The whale shark tour was outstanding and well worth $98/pp. Another day we rented a small fishing boat and did some fishing which was fun. If your looking for miles of unspoiled beaches and breathtaking sunsets Holbox is for you. At times me and the hubby had the entire beach to ourselves, it was wonderful. Holbox is very laid back, no one is going to pressure you into anything, which is a refreshing change. The locals warned us of thieves on the public bus, so keep anything of value on your person, and don't fall asleep. You will notice a lot of plastic bottles etc littering the island. Not sure why people don't use the garbage cans, as it is quite unsightly. We did our part, and spent part of an afternoon picking up plastic bags and bottles from the beach. So if you go, please pick up some of the litter. Bring cash, most places only dealt with cash, Holbox has no bank machine or bank.If you stay at a hotel not on the beach, you will find you have no chair to sit on at the beach.You might want to bring beach towels or a portable chair with you. Beer is cheaper than bottled water at approx $1.20 a beer. We plan on returning to Holbox next year. Hope this post helps.