Villas Paraiso del Mar
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Travel Blogs from Holbox Island
We – the Guide Online team – have just spent a night in Villas Paraiso del Mar on the island of Holbox. The hotel is a four star all inclusive complex. Sand paths, jungle, great rooms, good food. The island is known as a much more quiet, relaxed alternative to Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
Isla de Holbox is located an hour or so …
Holbox (pronounced holbosh and meaning "black hole" in Mayan) is a very small island located about 2 hours from Cancun by car (I think there are flights available from Cancun). This is a place rarely visited by regular tourists but savvy travelers. I did not have knowledge of the existence of this piece of land, it was my better half's idea to go …
... eye and let out a loud scream. 'Get a shoe' Mike said, 'you get a shoe' I replied loudly. The next thing I know the hotel manager is knocking on the door asking if 'everything is ok?'. I explained it was a spider and he offered to deal with it but I told him Mike had it under control. Mike was so embarrassed. The whole hotel has an open feel about it. Windows are shutters covered in mosquito netting so the guests in the outdoor restaurant could probably hear me scream. Oh ...
... first into the clay/mud hahaha. Check out the pictures.
Where to start? Well, if anyone knows how crazy this year has been in Cancun it's Rosie Higgins. We came together from Southampton, having only seen each other in the few Spanish classes that we had both miraculously attended. We were thrown straight into the deep end together, and we survived! From dog poo ridden bathrooms to the Latin American culture of ...
... lifestyle). We then headed to bird island to take a rest and marvel…we saw flamingos, pelicans, cranes, seagulls, and other random little fellas. We even saw a couple of sea turtles mating in the ocean. After that, we headed back to land to make fresh fish tacos and let our stomachs settle from a day bobbing around in the Gulf of Mexico.
We've spent the last day and a half in Playa del Carmen, celebrating Marshas birthday ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service