We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Rwtrn to Paradise ”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Hotel Casa Palapas del Sol
Ranked #1 of 32 Holbox Island B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bowling Green, Ohio
Level Contributor
119 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Rwtrn to Paradise ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We spent a week here in March 2013 and liked it so much we booked 11 nights over Christmas and New Year's. Much busier this visit and the no see ums were problematic (next time we will start taking vitamin B1 and garlic supplements well in advance), but we had a wonderful time and will return as soon as we can. Owners Estella (also the super chef), Samuel, and Adriana and their thoughtful staff leave no stone unturned in order to ensure their guests' comfort and happiness and provide superior accommo-dations, service, and meals at very reasonable prices. The beach area has many lounges, hammocks, and sun beds for passing away a glorious day. There is also a lovely pool for cooling off. Special meals on Christmas and New Year's Eves and excellent food available all day and night. Communal dining table afforded perfect opportunity to meet and get know other guests from around the world. The positive reviews are all true!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank BGElisabeth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

227 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    183
    33
    9
    2
    0
See reviews for
48
113
7
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (41)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
DF
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

We have booked the stay at Palapas del Sol 8 months in advance, so the expectation was great and we did not get less than expected. Las Palapas is quite distant from the city center, but the walk pays off the peace of the place, where you can get diconnected from all the city noises and just enjoy the noise of the sea waves. I was very pleased with the size of our palapa, nicely decored in Holbox style with dream catchers and you can also find your towels in shape of birds. We could easily get into our palapa with my 2 years old child stuff, her little travelling bed and we still had a lot of space! The hotel has a very good restaurant, so if you do not wish to get out of your hamacs, you can eat very well, at reasonable prices. The cook is famous in the town and she prepares all types of mayan dishes, every one we tried from the "langosta al mojo de ajo" to fish in mngo sauce was simply delicious. The hotel team - Martin, Jose, el Topo - all is dedicated to attend the guests and they always seek you are comfortable. Also, we had the chance to meet the owner Adriana, she knows everything about Holbox and Yucatan and she arranged us the transfer form Cancun Airport to the island. Thank you. Adriana, Martín, Estela, Sheila and Topo, for all your attentions and we hope to come back soon because thanks to Palapas del Sol, we got in love with Holbox.

Room Tip: Orange palapa is one of the newest and the most spacious if you travel with kids
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Barbs86Df
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

We had the pleasure of a return trip and were not disappointed.

We tried a new twist this time and - with the gracious support of the Hotel owner Adrianna - we arranged for pick-up at the airport in Cancun and then rode in a private taxi all the way to our favorite island getaway.

The price needs to be arranged but we paid around 1500 pesos including tip and ferry for two people to get there on the same day we flew in.

I'd do it again - it saves money right away because you don't need to arrange for an overnight in expensive Cancun hotel and - best ever - you wake up the next day right on the beach in Holbox and are treated to a wonderful breakfast to start your vacation getaway.

Anyway - we are of two minds in sharing - this might be so popular that we have trouble getting back! But here you go - I'm spilling the beans.

Go and enjoy - but remember its a quiet little seaside paradise so please respect it and don't tell anybody else ok?

Room Tip: Ask Martin for one of his killer Margaritas - then sit back, sip it and enjoy the beach life
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Oceantech
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stratford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
38 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

We spent a wonderful three days at Palapas del sol and could not have been happier with our
choice. The beach was lovely plenty of beds,loungers hammocks and tables for you drink.
The hotel is small and being so lend to a feeling of family. The communal dining table promotes
the building o friendship among guests,the staff is friendly, helpful and does all the possibly can
to ensure your stay is perfect. Martin the manager/bartender/entertainment director/do it all person is a true asset to the hotel.Our room was small but very comfortable with a king size bed
(we were on the top floor with palapa roof thus allowing for a beautiful chaffon drape canopy
with beautiful light fixture. The island itself is the perfect place to get away from it all for
a short amount of time living on Isla Mujeres six months of the year going to Holbox showed us what Isla was 40 years ago. I shall remain on Isla but for total decompression Holbox fits the bill.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank beachball81
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Thank you to the wonderful Palapas Del Sol family. Our stay was picture perfect and we were treated with hospitality, warmth and generosity.

This lovely, small retreat from the world is hosted by Samuel and Estella who work incredibly hard to keep you comfortable, fed like royalty yet feeling part of their extended family. Martin is incredible and was always there for us, making sure we were happy and that all our needs were attended to, always with a smile. I promise to return.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Lin K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Krakow, Poland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

We spent four nights at Palapas del Sol and this place is amazing. The hotel is pretty and very clean, also it is very small and the beach is empty which makes you feel as if you have really rented a house, and not a room in a hotel. The staff is amazing, and treat you like family. Martin is a very good host, and Estela prepares best dishes on the island. The breakfasts are delicious. The hotel has the best beach on the island, and it is situated only within 15 minutes walking distance from the center of the island. There are no disadvantages - this place is a pure paradise.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Zofia L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

The whole stay at Palapas del Sol has been amazing.
The kindness of the staff was a huge contribution, special thanks to Martin.
The onsite food is simply delicious, a lot of exotic fruits, cocktails, coconuts
The location of the hotel on the island was perfect for us, slightly away from the centre which gives a good feeling of being lonely on the island, though walking 10 minutes on the beach will lead you straight to the main place.
Excellent value for money for the hotel, food and drinks

I definitely recommend this hotel.
Big thanks to the team once again

Room Tip: Front beach rooms offer an amazing view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank ClementNowak
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Holbox Island hotels
0.3 mi away
Villas HM Paraiso del Mar
Villas HM Paraiso del Mar
#7 of 19 in Holbox Island
4.5 of 5 bubbles 914 reviews
0.9 mi away
Beachfront La Palapa Hotel Adult Oriented
1.0 mi away
Holbox Dream Beach Front Hotel by Xperience Hotels
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Villas Flamingos
Villas Flamingos
#3 of 19 in Holbox Island
4.5 of 5 bubbles 674 reviews
0.7 mi away
Holbox Hotel Casa las Tortugas - Petit Beach Hotel & Spa
0.2 mi away
Hotel Villas Delfines
Hotel Villas Delfines
#8 of 19 in Holbox Island
4.5 of 5 bubbles 649 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Casa Palapas del Sol? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Casa Palapas del Sol

Property: Hotel Casa Palapas del Sol
Address: Paseo Kuka | Playa Norte, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico (Formerly Hotel Casa Palapas del Sol)
Phone Number:
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Holbox Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Holbox Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Casa Palapas del Sol is an ocean front beach hotel intimate and quiet with 16 rooms. All rooms have air-conditioning, private entrances, bathrooms and balconies or terraces with hammocks and seating area. A relaxed beach retreat for barefoot island living. Authentic and genuine Mayan hosts with the intention to make you feel at home At Palapas del Sol and in the restaurant the freshest local ingredients available on the island are used to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. A beach front pool, beach palapas with hammocks and king size beach beds invite you to enjoy this so privileged spot. We happily assist our guests with transfers, tours, spa and beauty services, romantic dinners on the beach, honeymoon suite available. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Booking.com and Agoda so you can book your Hotel Casa Palapas del Sol reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing