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Customer Travel Tips for Holbox Island

76% Avg. city rating Rated by 53 customers

Activities / excursions 82%

Restaurants / eating out 82%

Shopping 61%

Chilling out / relaxing 95%

Getting around / public transport 82%

Sightseeing 69%

Culture 68%

Nightlife / partying 65%

Value for money 78%

Customer Travel Tips for Holbox Island

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69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
69% Avg. rating


11 Sep 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Have to prepare cash enough, you should calculate for golf cart or bicycle and also tour fees. And there were a lot of mosquitos, must prepare it.

Liked: There has nice view and I loved every single moment of view of this gorgeous island. Even there was raining also I loved that scene too. If I had some chance to chill out, I never go anywhere else, just here.

Disliked: I think if you are planning to go there, you should prepare your cash on your wallet. If you couldn't use your card on ATM. That will be disaster to you. I know it because so did I.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


06 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip:

Liked:

Disliked:

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
58% Avg. rating


25 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Do a whaleshark Tour :)

Liked: Nice, small island

Disliked: Wet streets... But this is nature and you should handle with this.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


12 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy and bring time

Liked: Relaxed and not crowded, unique atmosphere, nice beach

Disliked: Too many mosquitos

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
91% Avg. rating


28 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: Realxation on the beach and snorkeling with wale sharks (only in season)

Liked: A paradise of on island. Both great because of the beach and the wale sharks

Disliked: Actually pretty expensive food wise.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


24 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: Playa

Liked: Todo

Disliked: hubo muchas algas

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
98% Avg. rating


15 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Just enjoy!

Liked: Small heaven on earth...

Disliked: No

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


07 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Cooked by yourself

Liked: Few people

Disliked: Na

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


20 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: you have to try the lobster pizza

Liked: everything

Disliked: no

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


06 Oct 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: go to tribu hostal

Liked: superrrr i like o lot

Disliked: no

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
56% Avg. rating


26 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: whale-sharks, fishing, renting a golfcar and explore the island

Liked: quite island, not very touristy, still real-mexico, no cars on the island

Disliked: -

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


26 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: Great swimming with the whale sharks

Liked: Relaxed fishing village

Disliked: No

49% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 20%
49% Avg. rating


22 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: bring bug spray

Liked: whale sharks and bioluminescene

Disliked: sandflies and mozzies

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


20 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: chill out and relax..

Liked: it is very relaxing and it is an amazing spot!!!!

Disliked: all the activities in the island are quite expensive, it is difficult to experience the island to the full if you are on a budget

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


16 Jan 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Check the weather forecast :)

Liked: Great place, but only if it's sunny. With rain and wind there's nothing to do

Disliked: Weather! :) It rained 3 out of 4 days I spent there

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


11 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Family Holiday Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Bring pesos with you!

Liked: The simplicity

Disliked: No! I enjoyed the whole experience!

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 20%
71% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing City break Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Definitely the tour to swim with the whale shark

Liked: The peace you can get and fun you can have if wanted

Disliked: People from the island still doesn't have the culture to treat tourism, sometimes they are rude

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


05 May 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Do not expect big parties and crazy nightlife. if you like to relax and chill, or if you like kite surf and outdoor activities, it's a right place for you.

Liked: It is very small and easy to get around. There are no big hotels and resorts on the island, so the nature is more or less preserved. You'll get to see lots of birds!

Disliked: No.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


23 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: Life during the heat of the day is a little quiet, so finding cheap food for lunch can be a challenge, plan ahead. Everything opens and everyone is out in the evening so you can get great tacos, empanadas, etc for cheap.

Liked: Pretty low-key, not a very touristy. Beautiful water (a lot of sea kelp on shore). Laid back lifestyle. Delicious food. Stuff to do if you want. Just wonderful.

Disliked: The limited access to ATMs can be a bit of a problem. But we made sure to take out money well before we ran out and the machines ran out (or broke).

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


04 Feb 2013

Customer Travel Tip: If you travel on a budget make sure to bring food from the mainland. There are local stalls on the square at night (they open about 7pm) but even those add up in price. If your hostel/hotel has a kitchen for the guests to use, bring your own food. Food from the markets (veg, fruit, crackers, rice, etc) can be bought on the island but it is more expensive than on the mainland.

Liked: Very chill, great place to just wander the beaches or the sandy lanes that seem to go endlessly. Loved the vibe.

Disliked: I thought the restaurants were too expensive (even the food in the supermarkets were jacked up quite high) and not too much choice in terms of "local eateries" as one can find easily on the mainland. I wish it was more affordable for all types of travelers, including the budget kind like myself.

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76% Avg. city rating Rated by 53 customers

Activities / excursions 82%

Restaurants / eating out 82%

Shopping 61%

Chilling out / relaxing 95%

Getting around / public transport 82%

Sightseeing 69%

Culture 68%

Nightlife / partying 65%

Value for money 78%

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