My partner introduced me to the island of Holbox and we went there for a romantic getaway in February and I don't regret a single second. Holbox is about a 2 hours drive north of Cancun - you will have to leave your car at the ferry station in Chiquila and take the ferry to Holbox, which takes 18 minutes to cross - best of it all, the ferry ride is only 5 dollars. Once in Holbox, the taxis are painted in yellow and are actually golfcarts - I have never seen such a charming town before. The hotel my partner has chosen turned out to be one of the best hotels on the island. We stayed at a Garden Bungalow, which was beautifully decorated - I have never slept so well under a Mosquito net. Don't worry about some of the reviews re: the eco toilet ... it's actually really a nice concept - odorless, you just don't flush. The water in the shower runs into a big shell - nice touch.
The service at the hotel is outstanding and the food at the restaurant absolutly great. I loved the breakfast in the morning. European and Mexican choices, which is very nice.
Overall this has been one of the best 2 days I have ever experienced. I highly recommend going to town for dinner (Los Pelicanos is an excellent choice) and walk back on the beach to the hotel - you have never seen the stars like this before - it's truly a planetarium :-) I found the location of the hotel great - it is about a 20 minutes walk to town - for some this might be too far, but believe me, your stay at the Villa Delfines is well worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Villas Delfines, framed by the tranquil turquoise Caribbean waters and fine sands of Isla Holbox. During its construction style and respect for the Caribbean environment and energy optimization thought the installation of solar panels to heat water as well as an innovative composting toilets, thus contributing to environmental conservation. ... more less
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