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Holbox Hotel Guide

The Best Places to Stay for Every Budget

Updated October 2021

Holbox Hotel Guide. Where to stay in Holbox
Holbox, Mexico port. One of the best things to do in holbox mexico

Welcome to Holbox

Holbox is a small, laid-back, and beautiful island off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The hotels on the island offer the best of both worlds as it is one of the most stunning islands in the area, and one of the most fairly priced islands to stay on. Most of the hotels are located in the Centro (town center) area. Here is our guide to finding where to stay in Holbox at any price point!

Holbox is a small, laid-back, and beautiful island off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The hotels on the island offer the best of both worlds as it is one of the most stunning islands in the area, and one of the most fairly priced islands to stay on. Most of the hotels are located in the Centro (town center) area. Here is our guide to finding where to stay in Holbox at any price point!

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  CENTRO / PLAYA HOLBOX

This is where everything is happening on the island. Hotels, restaurants, shops and more. This is at the western end of the island and most places are easily walkable.

Budget Hotels

Holbox Hotel Guide

Marvin Suites

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.4/5

This local family-owned space offers five delightful rooms, each appointed in island colors and comforts. Inexpensive yet extremely comfortable, Marvin suites is situated on a quiet stretch right by the beach. A kitchen is available for use and plenty of hammocks in the common areas make for the relaxing island stay you came here for.

Tierra Mia Hotel Boutique

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.6/5

When you want all the perks of a luxury stay without the price tag, Tierra Mia Hotel Boutique should be at the top of your list. With modern rooms and beautiful Mexican décor throughout the property, the close attention to detail truly strikes a balance between modern and traditional style. Tierra Mia prides itself in excellent hospitality and amenities, including a gorgeous sun deck and terrace where you can enjoy a great complimentary breakfast before enjoying an island adventure. Rent a bike to explore the island, or if you want to stay close, the beach is only a five minute walk away. End the day with a luxurious massage and a stunning sunset to create a truly memorable vacation.

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Alcobas Del Mar

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

This chic boutique hotel is known for its excellent service and great location. With a bohemian “Tulum” vibe, Albocas Del Mar is a really fun choice for those on a budget. A nice swimming pool and cozy beds complete the package.

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Hotel Mayari Holbox

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.4/5

This clean and well-appointed hotel features a rooftop pool and large, sunny rooms. Many with balconies. Tucked into a quieter neighborhood, Hotel Mayari is just a few blocks from town center and the ferry. Comfortable beds, flat screen TV’s and aircon make this place a great deal in Holbox.

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Villas Margaritas Hotel & Villas

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.3/5

A beautiful palapa style island getaway, Villas Margaritas is a wonderful collection of rooms and suites with bright colors, hammock, terraces and sunshine. What more could you want! The location and breakfasts get rave reviews as well. Don’t hesitate to check this one out.

La Casa del Alux

Price: $     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

Only steps away from the beach, La Casa del Alux is a perfect adults-only getaway. Cozy, private suites situated above a lagoon provide excellent views of the sunrise every morning. The peace and tranquility are unmatched as it sits surrounded by lush foliage and water views. Enjoy fully equipped rooms with a kitchenette and private balcony, which create a resort-like atmosphere without all the noise and crowds. Enjoy your dinner in one of the picnic areas on the property, with perfectly lit pathways for a romantic atmosphere. Finish the night relaxing in a hammock, listening to the sounds of nature around you.

  ISLAND LIFE TRAVEL TIP #1 : GET TRAVEL INSURANCE

When going on vacation in the time of Covid, Travel Insurance is a must in our opinion. Most of the current policies cover Covid medical issues as well as vacation delays due to Covid. They typically even cover your hotel if you test positive in Mexico and have to extend your trip a few days until you get a negative test. You can easily compare and choose from the top travel insurance policies here.

Midrange Hotels

Hotel Siesta Holbox. One of the best hotels in holbox

Hotel Siesta Holbox

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.7/5

The Hotel Siesta Holbox has a convenient (but slightly noisier) central location in the heart of downtown. That being said, guests can be in the water at the beach in one minute. It has ten clean and charming rooms where guests can retire at night. Great food is right downstairs at the attached bar/restaurant.

Villas HM Paraiso del Mar. One of the best hotels in holbox

Villas HM Paraiso del Mar

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.3/5

Villas HM Paraiso del Mar has various room and board options including, breakfast, half board, all-inclusive, and premium all-inclusive. Their colorful but straightforward rooms draw inspiration from Mayan culture. Guests can enjoy the beautiful outdoor pool, Paraiso Restaurant, and tropical bars on the grounds.

Tierra del Mar Hotel. One of the best hotels in holbox

Tierra del Mar Hotel

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.6/5

Tierra del Mar Hotel is perfect for those seeking to become one with nature. This adults-only hotel has only six rooms, each equipped with a king-sized bed and balcony or terrace to enjoy the ocean views. The quaint, elegant space is the epitome of indoor-outdoor living, with wide-open spaces, white cement floors, and regional wooden and stone accents. To tie the living space with nature, it holds a beautiful garden space dotted with tropical plants. Take the short walk to the beach or enjoy lounging on a plush mattress by the open-air pool.

Hotel El Pueblito. One of the best hotels in holbox

Hotel El Pueblito

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

Hotel El Pueblito has beautiful rooms and grounds in a central location. The hotel feels like a tropical refuge, with a pool surrounded by lush plants. The staff is known to be especially friendly and accommodating.

Holbox Dream Beach Front Hotel

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.3/5

At Holbox Dream Beach Front Hotel, picturesque views meet a stylish bohemian environment. The white and terracotta color palette creates a beachy oasis with a photo-worthy aesthetic. Cozy up in a plush bed on the beach to experience full-body relaxation in the sun as a salty breeze keeps you cool. Enjoy private beach access and a beach club, massages by the ocean, and two outdoor pools. Be sure to admire the endless shades of blue surrounding you as you listen to the sounds of the sea from anywhere on the property.

Spirit Holbox

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4.3/5

Spirit Holbox is a prime spot for a romantic getaway.  Only 15 suites are available, and the entire site is eco-conscious since it’s built on a nature reserve. Built right along the Caribbean with rooms nestled between gardens or with private balconies, every nook has a view. Enjoy the rooftop infinity pool and sunbathe with a view or enjoy a meal or cocktail with panoramic views of Holbox. While you’re up there, admire the most breathtaking scenery as you see the sun move across the horizon and set off in the distance.

  ISLAND LIFE TRAVEL TIP #2 : USE A VPN 

When traveling internationally, we highly recommend using a VPN on your smartphone, tablet and computer to protect your security while using public or hotel Wi-Fi. VPN’s are easily installed App services that protect all your internet use, from emails to web searches. The most secure and easy to use (in our honest opinion) is NordVPN which is inexpensive and top-rated in the industry. You can check it out here.

High-End Hotels

Holbox Casa las Tortugas Petit Beach Hotel and Spa. One of the best hotels in holbox

Holbox Casa las Tortugas Beach Hotel

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

This beachfront hotel gets its name from the thirteen turtles that arrived at its shores days before opening. Today, its beaches not only host a great variety of sea creatures but humans as well. Everything about this hotel feels like a luxurious island paradise. The attached restaurant Luuma is in a beautiful garden getaway. Located on the eastern edge of Centro on the beach

Ser CasaSandra. One of the best hotels in holbox

CasaSandra Boutique Hotel

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

CasaSandra considers itself an artist’s haven. If you walk around the property, you’ll find an impressive collection of local art and decorative details. Rooms come with the most elegant touches, such as Egyptian cotton sheets and traditional Mexican ornaments. Located 5 minutes east of Centro by foot

Las Nubes de Holbox. One of the best hotels in holbox

Las Nubes de Holbox

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.4/5

Become one with nature at Las Nubes de Holbox. Surrounded and built within nature, visitors can truly enjoy the natural flora and fauna of the area. See iguanas and flamingos right outside your window as they wander around in their natural environment. Then, take a moment to pamper yourself at the spa and sink into authentic luxury living. With three pools and access to one of the cleanest beaches on the island, this high-end hotel is a fantastic place to disconnect from the rest of the busy world. Enjoy a candlelit dinner on the beach or happy hour with a sunset as you settle into true island living.

Casa Punta Coco

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 5.0/5

Located on the Yum-Balam nature reserve, reconnect with the natural world as you vacation in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Relax and play in the powdery sand and turquoise waters of the Mexican coast, only steps away from your room. With amazing views all around, get your feet wet on beach swings or relax on one of the many plush lounging beds on the property. Enjoy a private dinner made right in front of you with the freshest ingredients around, and then settle in for the night on a spacious bed. With only a few rooms available, staff will be very attentive to your needs.

Mystique Holbox by Royalton

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.4/5

Mystique Holbox by Royalton is a picture of modern, beachfront luxury. Holbox itself is an untouched destination, but this resort truly embraces the natural environment that surrounds it. They specialize in catering to all ages with social events, nature, and sports activities. Enjoy an excellent fitness center and pool, as well as outdoor activities planned by the staff. The experience remains personalized due to the small size of the complex so that you can enjoy an inclusive feel without the crowds. With beautiful rooms, excellent food, top-shelf drinks, and accommodating staff, this is a vacation you won’t want to end.

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  1. We have been to Isla Mujeres twice. And are going back this coming Christmas. Thanks for this info. I want to check out Holbox while in Isla.

  2. We wanted to go somewhere that wasn’t Cancun for our girlfriends graduation and after reading your visitor guide we had to come here. We looked to you again for hotel recommendations and were stoked! Hotel Mawimbi was absolutely amazing!!! Thanks for the recommendations

  3. Thanks for posting this, it took a lot of guess work out of choosing a place to stay. Very nice recommendations.

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