My girlfriend and I stayed for a week at La Palapa. August 20-27. We were very pleased with Hotel, itself and the folks that treated us so well, at every turn; Fabian, Rodolfo and Brenda. Our room was spacious and clean. I requested the ground level because stairs are difficult for me. We got a good room, on the ground floor....the beach begins right off the back porch! For those considering a venture to Holbox Island, you can not go wrong staying at La Palapa. They have a neighboring property that has a small swimming pool, that guests can use as well. Our main focus was to go on the Whale Shark Encounter. It was awesome! I have to say, it helps to be in good shape because swimming to keep up, or get to the Shark, after jumping into the water is really hard because you HAVE to wear a lifevest. ( its a rule). Im a scuba diver of 35 years, so this was different...but there is no scuba diving encounters allowed. We found the food in the villiage to be outstanding! We ate different dinners all over and could not believe the variety and of course i am a seafood eater...YUM. We loved Zapatas as a fav, because they made great Margaritas and lobster tacos. We loved "Pixie" who works there...wonderful person! He also has a tattoo shop and on the last day he re-did a tattoo for me....Turned out beautiful! Over all, we thought the food ( dinner portion) was a bit on the expensive side, but not overpriced for the quality. Just saying, bring plenty of cash, or your debit card...there are ATM machines. But, when you consider everything has to come over on a ferry..adds to the expense.....this is why water is not abundantly provided within the cost of your stay. No fruit, for the same reason. A minimal breakfast is provided in the price of the hotel, from a restaurant that is not connected to the hotel, but is on the grounds..again, no fruit and tang like OJ. i passed, but great cup of decaf and muffin? Also, when purchasing bottled water in the village, to take back to your room, check the label; as many have Sodium added ? never saw this before in regular un carbonated water....The villiage was so charming....we walked all over the sandy streets, we rented a golf cart one day...fun. Also, got off the island for a trip to Tulum and Cabo to see the ruins. To get to Holbox Island, we flew into Cancun, rode in a van for about 3 hours, the the ferry for another 30 minutes and finally our Golf Cart taxi picked us up and we were minutes from our hotel. Soooo worth the adventure here. So thats it, from me. Go ahead and plan this trip! If you are adventurous, you will love it. Thanks again, La Palapa for the great week..you guys rock!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 & Restaurant, lounge chairs and hammocks allow to relax on the quiet beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Palapa Ethno Boutique Hotel By Xperience Holbox Island