Isla Holbox Hotels You Need To Stay In
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Isla Holbox Hotels You Need To Stay In

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Looking for the best Isla Holbox hotels? In this post, I have pulled together Isla Holbox hotels that you need to know about! Each one is in a great location, has fantastic reviews, and it will make your stay on Isla Holbox even more special. As everyone’s budget is different I’ve included something for everyone, from budget Holbox hostels to Holbox all inclusive resorts.

Short on time and just looking for the recommendation for your budget? Then just click the links below to jump to the section you need.

Where To Stay In Holbox

For me, Isla Holbox Mexico was love at first sight. It’s the place I go when I need a vacation (yes, that’s right travel bloggers need a vacay too!), mostly because the wifi is terrible there so it’s impossible for me to work, even if I wanted to! Although, my Travel Wifi device actually worked really well there, so if you don’t think you will survive without wifi, then I suggest renting one before you go. 

Getting to Holbox can be tricky, but in this post, I tell you exactly how to get to Holbox for most places in the Yucatan peninsular. Once you arrive on the island depending on where you are staying in Holbox, and how much stuff you have with you, is going to determine how you get to your accommodation. If you are on a budget then take a backpack rather than a suitcase, and stay in the center of town so you don’t have far to walk. If you have more of a budget and don’t mind forking out for a taxi, then feel free to bring a suitcase and stay at one of the more secluded spots.

Holbox Island is small, so it doesn’t really matter where you decide to stay on the island, as you will almost always be within walking distance. Most of the budget places to stay are in the town, whereas the slightly more expensive and luxury places tend to be a little farther out of town and directly on the beach.

If you want to stay at a beachfront hotel in Holbox then you are going to pay more for it. The rule is the closest to the beach and the more secluded the place, the more you are going to pay!

The Roads in Holbox

A little note about the roads in Holbox, they are pretty terrible. When it rains they flood and it becomes a giant mud bath. this can make things difficult if you are planning to bike to and from the town from your Holbox hotel. Another great option is renting a golf cart, although sometimes the roads flood so much that even traveling by golf cart is pretty impossible. 

My Top Holbox Airbnb Rentals

Budget Holbox Airbnb’s

Habitación de Victoria • Plaza Central x la playa

Located close to Central Square, beach, shops, and pier, this budget Holbox Airbnb has a perfect location. It also features a kitchenette, fully-equipped with amenities like air conditioning, cooking utensils, electric grill, minibar, and hot water.

It is like a small apartment that can make you feel at home, with all the facilities, including Wi-Fi, fan, and hammock option for the 3rd guest. Located right on the main square amidst stalls, markets, bars, and restaurants, it allows you to live like the Holbox locals.

Click here to book Habitación de Victoria

The Pineapple

Can’t decide where to stay in Holbox? This Isla Holbox accommodation is a perfect amalgamation of security, cleanliness, peace, and harmony. Located at a walking distance from downtown and the beach of El Velero beach club, this Holbox accommodation is fully equipped with amenities like a refrigerator, electric stove, air conditioning, and hot water.

It sleeps up to 4 but because of the layout, it’s probably best suited to one couple or 2 friends sharing. 

Planning to spend some time at the beach? They will also provide you with beach towels, liquid bath soap, shampoo, and other necessities. A great place to enjoy the sunset from the beach and come back to your room within a couple of minutes of walking.

Click here to book The Pineapple 

Mid-range Holbox Airbnb’s

Holbox Island Casa Impala

Surrounded by palm groves and with the beach just a few steps away, Casa Impala is an exclusive private duplex that is fully equipped with a living area, balcony, kitchen, bathroom, bungalow, and sun deck.

I’m a little bit obsessed with this place, it’s decorated so well and the attention to detail in the design is everything. If you are looking for a little piece of Tulum in Holbox, here it is.

You receive purified water and a refrigerator stocked with refreshments, this Isla Holbox Airbnb takes special care of cleaning and sanitization during Covid-19 times.

Click here to book Casa Impala

Casa Mediterraneo – Beach Front Holbox Accommodation

Casa Mediterraneo s is one of the best Holbox hotels on Airbnb. The photos aren’t great, but with this place, it’s all about the location!

It’s a that is a 2 story beachfront house featuring two bedrooms (sleeps u to 4 people), a mezzanine with 2 single beds, a lounge area, and a roof with a hot tub overlooking the sea. And it just keeps getting better because this place has private beach access right in front of the house. So it really can be forgiven for not having the most professional images with a list of amenities like that!

It really is a rare find in Holbox, especially in this price range.

Click here to book Casa Mediterraneo

High-end Holbox Airbnb’s

Villa Punta Coco on the beach by Love is Simple

This is one of the recently constructed hotels in Isla Holbox with the beach in the vicinity and restaurants just a few minutes away by golf cart. Villa Punta Coco sleeps 6 people in its 3 rooms and is just a few steps from the sea, with spectacular views from the rooms and terraces.

On the ground floor, you will find a living room, open kitchen, bathroom, and a room, the first floor has two double rooms and a private bathroom, and on the second floor, you will find the main suite.

I love the freshness and openness of this Holbox Airbnb, it’s so light and airy it really is the perfect getaway and it doesn’t;t even matter that you are a little out of town as once you walk in you won’t want to leave, well apart from wandering over to the beach of course.

Click here to book Villa Punta Coco

Casa Mariposa- Beach House For Large Group

Planning a large group trip to Isla Holbox with family or friends? Then Casa Mariposa is the place to stay as it can accommodate up to 20 people and it’s quite literally built on the sand. It offers privacy for your group if you just want to chill and enjoy your time together, but it’s still close enough to the town that it’s very easy to access when you need to by golf cart or bicycle.

When you stay in this luxury Holbox accommodation you will be treated to a private beach, outdoor pool, large kitchen, and a private pool with an outside shower. It has six bedrooms, six full baths, gazebos, hammocks, and all other prime facilities. The kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances, dinnerware, and cooking utensils.

While you are staying here, you have the entire house at your disposal!

Click to book Casa Mariposa

The Best Holbox Boutique Hotels

LaIsla Holbox Luxury Villa

LaIsla is a luxury hotel Holbox with contemporary décor, pool area, views of the sea, and satellite Wi-Fi. Equipped with two living rooms, four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, an outdoor pool, and a full kitchen. This is one of the very few Holbox boutique hotels that also have a rooftop from where you can enjoy the sea and the sunset views.

For this reason, it’s my top pick for Holbox boutique hotels.

Click here to book LaIsla Holbox Boutique Hotel

Casa Las Tortugas Petit Beach Hotel & Spa

Holbox Hotel Casa Las Tortugas is one of the family-run hotels on Holbox Island located right next to the beach. It’s one of the most well-known and loved places to stay in Holbox, and for good reason.

When you think of classic Holbox beach-chic accommodation this is it. It’s especially popular with people looking to merge their stay on the island with a mini-retreat as they also offer yoga and a range of spa treatments.

Featuring hut-style rooms, a hammam, hot tub, and outdoor pool, the hotel rooms have ethnic furniture and bamboo frames. There is a bar by the pool, and the hotel restaurant serves a wide range of foreign cuisine.

Click here to book Casa Las Tortugas Boutique Holbox Hotel 

My Favourite Luxury Hotel Holbox

Aldea Kuka

If you are looking to stay in one of the luxury Holbox hotels then Aldea Kuka is my top pick. I’m so in love with the decor and vibe here. They have many different rooms from luxury honeymoon suites to a superior family room that sleeps up to 5 adults. So if you are traveling in a group and want to share to keep costs down, while still staying in a more luxurious place, this is it.

They also provide breakfast, air conditioning, fire extinguisher, hairdryer, and smoke alarm.

All in all, it’s a great place to make your stay but enjoyable and luxurious.

Click here to book your stay at Aldea Kuka

The Best Holbox All Inclusive

Holbox isn’t really known for all-inclusive resorts, that’s more of a Cancun or Playa del Carmen thing. But there are one of 2 options if you prefer to stay at a Holbox all inclusive resort. 

Villas HM Palapas del Mar

Highly popular among couples, Villas HM Palapas del Mar is a Holbox all inclusive featuring family rooms, restaurant, bar, garden, and outdoor swimming pool.

All rooms also have free Wi-Fi access and a private bathroom. HM Palapas del Mar is in one of the best locations on the island and with bike hire available direct from the hotel you can easily get around the island from here. The hotel is right on the beach and has a super zen private beach area full of hammocks and sun loungers to spend lazy days. 

It’s a bit of a couple’s place to stay, but if you don’t mind being surrounded by loved-up couples it’s a wonderful hotel in Holbox to stay at.

Click here to book Villas HM Palapas del Mar

Casa HX – Optional All Inclusive

Just 500 m from Playa Punta Coco, Casa HX is one of the small 4-star Isla de Holbox hotels featuring a restaurant, bar, shared lounge, garden, outdoor swimming pool, and sun terrace.

This is a great option if you want to be close to see the bioluminescence at night time as you can see it right at the beach close to the hotel (no need to take a boat trip).

All rooms come with it air-conditioning (needed in the summer months) a wardrobe, a private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi.

Click here to book your stay at Casa HX

Holbox Best Hotels For All Budgets

Hotel Para Ti – Adults Only

If you are looking for adults-only hotels in Holbox, this 3-star hotel would be an ideal choice.

Hotel Para Ti features a bar, outdoor swimming pool, garden, hot tub, and snacks bar, this hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi.

Situated in one of the best locations especially popular with couples looking for a romantic getaway. The hotel does offer an airport shuttle (at an additional cost), but you will always pay more for this service if you book through the hotel.

Click here to book your stay at Hotel Para Ti

Villas Caracol

Situated on Playa Norte Beach on the northern coast of the island, Villas Caracol is one of the best hotels in Holbox featuring Balinese loungers and beds.

The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with modern décor, a private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, and cable TV. The villa offers kayaks to guests to explore the sea and the island. Holbox Ferry Terminal is a 5-minute drive so you will need to take a taxi here from the ferry if you come with lots of baggage.

Click here to book your stay at Villas Caracol

Holbox Casa Punta Coco – Adults Only

Featuring a private beach and outdoor pool, Casa Punta Coco is an adults-only Holbox hotel offering free continental breakfast and lunch or dinner on request.

Some rooms have a private bathroom with a spa bath, some have a seating area, while others have a balcony or terrace.

And remember while staying in any of the Isla Holbox hotels, you can also enjoy a range of activities, including cycling, fishing, and windsurfing. It’s a 30-minute walk into town from this Holbox hotel, or a short bike ride if you rent a bike.

Click here to book your stay at Holbox Casa Punta Coco

Holbox Hostel Choices If You Are On A Budget

Che Holbox Hostel & Bar

If you are looking for a Holbox hostel with all the facilities and amenities, then hostel Che is a great choice. It’s one of the most popular Holbox hostels with backpackers and budget travelers alike. Featuring a bar it also offers a shared lounge and a garden for you to relax in. You can cook for yourself in the shared kitchen, or order some snacks at the bar. There is free Wi-Fi throughout, but of course, like all of the Island, it’s not great.

There is also a terrace and equipment to play table tennis. Che is 2.3 km from Punta Coco so you will need to rent a bike or golf cart to get there.

Breakfast is included in the price.

Click here to book your stay at Hostel Che

Tribu Hostel

If you are looking for facilities like Isla Holbox resorts without breaking your budget, Tribu is one of the best Holbox hostels to make a great pick.

Just 50m from the beach, this hotel features spacious rooms, a garden with hammocks, a roof terrace, and private bathrooms. The hostel is equipped with private rooms, shared dormitories, mosquito nets, and bright colorful décor for all your Instagram pics.

You may also enjoy BBQ and communal kitchen facilities, along with jam sessions, movie nights, and kite surfing lessons.

Click here to book your stay at Tribu Holbox Hostel

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, this guide must have helped you find some of the best hotels Holbox. No matter what your budget is, no matter what size of group you are traveling with, and whether you are on a vacation or a business trip, don’t forget to refer to this guide before booking your hotels Holbox Island.

 

Book your trip now

Are you ready to book your trip?  To help you get the best deals and service here are the companies that I personally use to book all of my travel online. I always shop around before booking anything, but these are my tried and tested starting places.

  • Skyscanner – I’m a bit fan of Skyscanner, it is who I use to book all of my flights. I often will check other like Google Flights or Momodo, but I always go here first and it is who I book 99% of my flights with. 
  • Booking.com – I LOVE booking.com especially when I can book and cancel free up until a certain point, mostly because my plans are forever changing. It’s easy to use and has one of the widest selections. 
  • Airbnb – I’m not a huge user of Airbnb, but sometimes I do like to use it, and I ALWAYS check it before I book anything else. You can get some really cool places to stay here, and it is especially good in places like Cuba. If you don’t have an account and you click on this link then you will get $36 off your first booking.
  • Hostelworld – If you are looking for hostels then this is a great place to check first. They often have additional places that you won’t find on Bookin.com.
  • Agoda – Although I don’t use it as much as booking.com, Agonda is especially good if you are traveling in Asia as they really do dominate there. 
  • Worldpackers – If you want to travel on the cheap and save money on accommodation then you need Worldpackers in your life. You can read more about it here. If you click this link to sign up and use the code CLAIRESITCHYFEET then you can get a 40% discount on your membership! 
  • Book a Way – If you are traveling in Asia and want to pre-book your transportation then bookaway.com is a fantastic site to do so. They have buses, trains, and cars.
  • RentalCars – Looking to rent a. car while you are away? I always book through Rental Cars as they do a search of all of the big sites and find the best deals. 
  • Welcome Pickups – Very occasionally getting from the airport to my accommodation is a total pain in the butt, or I’m traveling in a group and it makes sense to arrange a pickup. When I do I use Welcome pickups.
  • World Nomads – If you are looking for flexible travel insurance then it’s World Nomads all the way. I wrote all about insurance here if you want a more thorough review. 
  • SafetyWing – AsI’m a Digital Nomad and not moving around quite so much anymore I personally use SafetyWing now for my health insurance. I wrote a full review here
  • Viatour – Sometimes it can be a little expensive, but I like Viatour for somethings, especially if you can get a discount code! It’s also great for inspiration. 
  • Klook – If you are traveling in Asia, then Klook is great! You can book all kinds of tours, activities, and train tickets, plus they even have sim cards and WiFi.

Claire Summers

Dancer, producer, traveller, photographer, cake maker, dog lover and knitter of Christmas scarfs.

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