Looking for the best Isla Holbox Mexico hotels? In this post, I have pulled together Isla Holbox hotels that you need to know about! Each one is in a great location, and 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.
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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 peninsula. 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 luxurious 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!
Did You Get Travel Insurance Yet?
The Insurance companies I recommend are Hey Mondo and Safety Wing
Hey Mondo is great if you are looking for a great value flexible policy. They offer single-trip cover, annual multi-trip cover, and long-term travel cover. Safety Wing is great value, with monthly coverage starting at $39. It’s super easy to use, and it just renews each month. I currently use them as they offer me free cover for my son as part of my policy.
Read my full travel insurance post here, where I go into detail about all companies.
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.
Quick Tip: I highly recommend booking all of your Mexico transportation with GottoGo. You can search for buses, shuttles, ferries, and Flights on their website. What I love most about them is their customer service. I know these guys personally from living in Guatemala, and they look after their customers.
If anything happens and you get delayed and miss your bus, you can just call them, and they are always there to help. If you book through them, you will pay a little more than booking in person at the bus station. But it’s worth it for the ease and security. Click here to search for transportation in Mexico.
My Top Holbox Airbnb Rentals
As of 31st March 2021 sadly Airbnb has shut down its affiliate program. This came as a bit blow to content creators like me as we had put a lot of work into reviewing and promoting the best Airbnb’s on our blogs and social media to help our followers find the best accommodation while traveling. It’s through these affiliate programs that we are able to create content on our websites and offer it to you for free as we are compensated by the companies you book with. It is, for this reason, I am no longer promoting Airbnb on this blog. Where possible I have swapped the links so you can book on VRBO or booking.com. I hope you understand. Claire x
Budget Holbox Airbnb’s
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, an 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 AC.
QUICK TIP: Book your tours, rental cars, and transfers through my local contacts
I’ve been working with Living Dreams Mexico for years and they are who I send all my family and friends to when they visit the Riviera Maya. I really can recommend them enough for private tours and experiences. They have solid 5* reviews on Trip Advisor and Google from almost 4000 reviewers! You can view all their tours here.
If you’re looking for private airport transfers and rental cars then Vanessa and Oliver from Turismo Channel are personal friends of mine and I can 100% recommend them to make an inquiry click here and complete the form. Someone will be in touch within 24 hours.
High-end Holbox Airbnb’s
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.
This is one of the recently constructed Holbox Mexico hotels 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.
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!
The Best Holbox Boutique Hotels
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.
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.
My Favourite Luxury Holbox Mexico hotels
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, a fire extinguisher, a hairdryer, and a smoke alarm.
All in all, it’s a great place to make your stay enjoyable and luxurious.
The Best Isla 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 an Isla Holbox all inclusive resort than a normal hotel Holbox.
Villas HM Palapas del Mar – Isla Holbox all inclusive
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.
Casa HX – Optional Isla Holbox 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 in this come with it air-conditioning (needed in the summer months) a wardrobe, a private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi.
Although this isn’t a fully all inclusive Holbox hotel, there is an option to book an Isla holbox all inclusive stay in this hotel for an extra charge.
Holbox Mexico 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.
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.
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, and 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.
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.
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.
Isla Holbox Travel Guide Planning
🧳 Any recommendations on what I should pack for Isla Holbox?
🚗 Where can I book bus or private transportation while I’m in Mexico?
I strongly recommend using GottoGo. You can book almost all transport in the major Mexican tourist destinations through them online. They don’t just cover buses they also cover shuttles, ferries, and private drivers.
When you’re in Isla Holbox, you can use Bookaway.
🎫 Where can I buy tickets for museums, attractions, and tours in Mexico?
First and foremost check out all of the amazing Mexico tours Where Sidewalks End has. They are a small local company and they have some really special experiences.
If you are traveling to Cancun you can use GoCity and save up to 55% of the initial cost of entrance tickets to various museums, tours, and attractions!
If you are traveling to Playa del Carmen then I recommend booking through my friend Vanessa at Turismo Channel. You can check out their tours by clicking here and using the following discount codes for the best prices clairecaroff (car rental), claire10off (for 10% off group tours), claireprivate (for a discount on private tours). You can also send her a WhatsApp message quoting the above codes to receive the discount.
👩⚕️ What is the best insurance to have while traveling?
I have also written a blog post covering all my recommended travel insurance here
✈️ Any flight recommendations?
📱What do you use for internet connection while traveling?
I’m a big fan of personal WiFi devices and they have saved my ass so many times when traveling. I wrote a full review of the top travel WiFi devices you can read here. I personally use GlocalMe as I can either pop in a physical sim card or use their local carrier.
With regards to my phone connection, I use e-sims while traveling, so rather than having to swap out my regular sim card I can download the app and buy a virtual sim card. I recommend using eitherAirhub or Alosim. Both have great coverage of multiple countries and are very easy to use.
🛏️ What is the best platform to use for booking accommodation?
🛅 Do you have any luggage recommendations for traveling?
Hopefully, this guide must have helped you find some of the best Isla Holbox Hotels. 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.
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