Isla Holbox is a small island close to Cancun, in the north of Yucatan region. To come there, its easy but i can suggest you to book before the hotel to be sure that you will have place to sleep…last years tourism is growing without control! From Cancun you can take a bus to come to Chiquila, there is a ferry every hour to go to Holbox. Even if you go by car, the local people of Chiquila is renting his land to park your car during your stay at Holbox.
Move in Holbox island is not as usual… there is not usual taxis and even is strange to see a car. People move by quad or bycicles, you can rent or ask for quad-taxi when you come. Island is ready for tourist, local people live from it but not the streets that continue being sand pathways. Another curious thing of the island is about water and electricity, talking with local people they explain me that during the high season is normal that water finish or electricity is off during some hours.
In the past, the local people was working in the sea. Actually, they live from tourism: restaurants, hotels and one the most popular thing to do is to make a tour by boat to see the whale shark. Another attraction, is to (try) to see the bioluminescence of his beach during the night (the perfect season is April). Anyway, the best of Isla Holbox is his beach during the day…you can feel as in paradise if you dont come in high season. Long beachs, clean water, nature and some civilization to take a drink and local food close to the sea for a normal price.
So, if you dont like to be with thousand of people in the beach at your holidays in Riviera Maya…spend your days in Isla Holbox. You will enjoy traditional food and find so many beachs to enjoy your days in the Caribbean sea and relax.