Hola from Isla Holbox Mexico!
Yesterday we arrived in Isla Holbox and stepped back in time a bit. While there is the modern convenience of Wi-Fi on the island there is also an old school charm that is not to be missed. There are no cars on the island. The majority of the transportation is done by golf cart or scooter. Even the local taxis are golf carts.
I am staying with a couple of other writers at Villa Flamingos and it is gorgeous! The moment you arrive you are greeted by a wonderful staff and a view of the water. One things that is really cool about Isla Holbox is how far out you can walk in the water. Because of the sand around the island you can walk out for what seems like miles with water only up to your ankles.
Villa Flamingos is filled with gorgeous thatched roof structures with bright pillows and beds you can spend your day on. The resort has a great artistic feel and is beyond beautiful.
We spent our first day on the island exploring a bit and really getting to know what the island has to offer. Everyone here has been beyond friendly. They have opened their arms to us and made us feel like honored guests.
Last night we had tacos and burritos at a local stand. I must admit I was a tad bit nervous to get food from a stand but it tasted great. We spent the evening chatting about travel and what our plans were for today. We had hoped to go out and swim with whale sharks but sadly the wind was too strong for us to go out. Even though we were all super disappointed we made the best of it and went out fishing and snorkeling.
The rest of the writers caught a combined 15 fish on our fishing expedition. Everything from Red Snapper to Grouper. About an hour after the fish was caught everyone was enjoying the freshest ceviche they had ever had.
We had a chance to snorkel for a while and look for sharks and turtles. The sharks and turtles were a bit elusive today but we did have a chance to see gorgeous fish.
Tonight we are heading back into town to explore and enjoy the Independence Day celebrations.
Sadly we have to take a super early ferry off the island in the morning and head back to the Cancun Airport. I can’t wait to return to Isla Holbox and spend more time exploring. This is an island you could easily enjoy a week of doing nothing on. Just soaking up the sun and atmosphere while relaxing in a plush beach chair.