Isla Holbox

12 Apr

Lisa and I have done our share of island hopping over the years. From Padre Island in south Texas, Caye Calker, Belize, the Greek islands of Myconos, Santorini, and Hydra, to Isla Mujeres and Cozumel in Mexico. You can’t plan a tour of the Yucatan without having Isla Holbox (‘ol bosh) come on the radar. Asking about, I was surprised how many Bacalareños had not visited it.

After spending the night in Tulum, we headed for parts unknown, at least to us.

After spending the night in Tulum, we headed for parts unknown, at least to us.

We arrived in Chiquila on the coast. Folks make their living by providing parking as Holbox is a golf cart only island. I did some fancy backing to fit our truck into the space provided. Buena chofer and smiles all around.

A tight squeeze getting in. Getting out was even more fun.

A tight squeeze getting in. Getting out was even more fun.

A fun ferry ride with families off to enjoy the final weekend of the Semana Santa vacation.

A fun ferry ride with families off to enjoy the final weekend of the Semana Santa vacation.

Lisa catching a little siesta.

Lisa makes time for a siesta.

We watched amazing sunsets from a little hotel on the beach.

The Golden Paradise

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The Golden Paradise

For three days we’ve visited with the neighbors and watched a pair of ospreys tend to their young.

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Isla Holbox is one of those places you wished you’d visited ten or twenty years ago, before the fancy hotels and easy access. But I’m glad we got here when we did. Bringing our bicycles allowed us to see more of the island without renting transportation.

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We’re off today to continue our adventure. Next stop Rio Lagartos, flamingo capital of the Yucatan. DOS TORTAS

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The iguana on the roof just wouldn't give me the photo I wanted.

The iguana on the roof just wouldn’t give me the photo I wanted.

6 Responses to “Isla Holbox”

  1. Lisa April 12, 2015 at 9:23 am #

    We even found a quiero practico. We had no idea what that was. Alex will have to explain. All I can say is she is helping me with the skiing accident and it is helping and hurting at the same time.

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    • afish25 April 12, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

      That was quiro practico, exactly why we went by every day without realizing what it was, LOL! I promise a blog on Erika, our Mayan chiropractor.

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  2. Tomm April 12, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    You forgot Key Largo in your list of islands.

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    • afish25 April 12, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

      I don’t think of Key Largo as an island, but of course!

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  3. LJones April 12, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    I LOVE this island…so happy you two are having fun. Love to you from Merida:)

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    • afish25 April 12, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

      We had a great time. Fun little place to be avoided on the weekends if possible.

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