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Location: Holbox

Day 1 - 4 Nov 2021

Holbox

Holbox, Holbox
Holbox, Holbox
Holbox, Holbox
Holbox, Holbox

Content: Getting to Holbox… You are most likely travelling from Cancun. To get to Holbox you need to take a bus to Chilquila. This will take you around 2 hours. You can go from the main bus station in Cancun. Once you arrive at Chilqulia you can buy a ferry ticket directly from the port. There are 2 ferry companies, both are the same price and take the same amount of time. The ferry leaves every hour and takes 20 to 30 minutes. Once you arrive in Holbox it is probably only going to be a short walk to your accommodation as the island is only small. If you have lots of bags however and choose not to walk then there will be taxis waiting by the ferry to drop you off. The taxis here are golf carts as there are no cars on the island. TOP TIP: wear flip flops as the streets can get very flooded, even with little rain. Once you are settled in your accommodation, take it easy on the first day and have a stroll on the beach followed by some delicious food. On the first night we ate at Arte Sano which we highly recommend for vegetarians/vegans. They do great vegan versions of Mexican food. Even if you are a meat eater you will enjoy this food. Make sure not to miss the beautiful sunset on the beach.

Location: Holbox

Day 2 - 5 Nov 2021

Punta Mosquito

Holbox, Punta Mosquito
Holbox, Punta Mosquito
Holbox, Punta Mosquito
Holbox, Punta Mosquito
Holbox, Punta Mosquito
Holbox, Punta Mosquito
Holbox, Punta Mosquito
Holbox, Punta Mosquito
Holbox, Punta Mosquito

Content: On day 2 take a walk towards Punta Mosquito where you can walk miles across the sand banks. You can spot tones of cool fish and also stingrays on this walk. Make sure to Google what time the tide is at its lowest to be able to witness the sand banks. In the afternoon stroll the town, wander in and out of the shops and spot the amazing street art and murals. In the evening head to the ‘Foodie Market’ for some of the most delicious tacos in Mexico. The place within the market was called Barba Negra. We have been in Mexico for 2 months and these remain our favourite. It also has a lovely vibe and sometimes live music. Then head for some drinks. You can get delicious cocktails and live music at Hot Corner and some nice roof top drinks at Bar Arena.

Location: Chetumal

Day 3 - 6 Nov 2021

Playa Punta Cocos

Chetumal, Playa Punta Cocos
Chetumal, Playa Punta Cocos
Chetumal, Playa Punta Cocos
Chetumal, Playa Punta Cocos
Chetumal, Playa Punta Cocos
Chetumal, Playa Punta Cocos

Content: On day 3, head for breakfast at Naranjas. They do the best smoothie bowls alongside savoury breakfasts. After a hearty breakfast, take a walk along the beach to the other side of the island to Playa Punta Cocos. Here you will find stunning white sand and blue waters. If you go here later in the afternoon you might be able to spot flamingos. This beach also has the best sunset. We did Playa Punta Cocos in the morning however, and in the afternoon walked back to the main beach and grabbed some frozen margaritas at a beach bar. For food try out Roots Pizza. The pizza here is delicious. Its speciality is lobster pizza but this is very expensive.

Location: Holbox

Day 4 - 7 Nov 2021

Refugio Holbox Animal Sanctuary

Holbox, Refugio Holbox Animal Sanctuary
Holbox, Refugio Holbox Animal Sanctuary
Holbox, Refugio Holbox Animal Sanctuary
Holbox, Refugio Holbox Animal Sanctuary
Holbox, Refugio Holbox Animal Sanctuary

Content: On our last day we spent our morning walking the dogs at the local refuge. This is a great help and is so important for the dogs so I would really consider doing this on your stay. Afterwards I recommend a wander around the markets. They have beautiful hand crafted items here. Also don’t forget to check out the delicious ice creams. For food I really recommend Taco Queto. They do the best Burritos and Nachos. In the evening go and swim in the bioluminescence. The best place to see it is at Playa Punta Coco. Make sure to go between 8-10pm. Don’t forget mosquito repellant as you will need it here. Another thing you could add to your trip would be swimming with the whale sharks. It unfortunately was not the season while we were there but if it is for you it would be something not to miss. You can also do kayaking tours to see the bioluminescence if this is something you would enjoy. Our last tip: make sure to bring enough cash with you to last the trip as the ATMs can run out of money.