I’ve been hearing all about Isla Holbox (Holbosch) so I thought I’d go check it out. Its a Ferry ride to the main land (Cancun) and 4 hour bus ride north and a half hour Ferry ride to Isla Holbox. Felt great to be traveling again after so many days on Isla Mujeres.
Here is my new friend Emily from London. We met on our way to the hostel on Isla Holbox (she lugging her huge heavy bag on the long walk and me, thrilled that I had packed light……and a little worried about traveling while the swine flu fear was in full swing) She reminds me SO much of my child hood best friend, its kinda weird. When I first saw her, I almost said “Rachel!?” But luckily, I kept my mouth shut.
This island is quiet and scenic. Its a total romantic get away kinda place. Makes me want to have a boyfriend. I recommend it to all you cute couples out there :-). You could actually get here pretty cheaply too and its the season for swimming with whale sharks(this place is famous for that)! Which means, just off the island, there are tons of Whale sharks migrating.
The shore line runs for miles and is covered with shells that haven’t been picked through. Its rare to see anyone! (maybe its just empty right now because of the “flu”?) Emily and I got up early one morning and walked (forever!) along the beach and then did yoga..then geared up to spend the day swimming and soaking up the wonderfully hot Mexican sunshine. Its a tough life I’m living. At 2’oclock we went for a strawberry smoothie and at 3’oclock we went on a boat ride around the island to two other islands. We got drenched! I actually was a little cold as we bounced along the water, wind in our faces. On our boat ride we stopped at an island that was a bird reserve (tons of boobie birds and frigates!) AND on another island, my favorite part…….we got to swim in a cenote (a freshwater deep pool)!
Some cute couples watching the sunset together.