Colors of Holbox

Isla Holbox is an island north of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, in Quintana Roo State. It’s part of the Yum Balam Nature Reserve and separated from the mainland by the Yalahau Lagoon. This laid back island, between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, is rich in marine life such as sea turtles, flamingos and whale sharks. The colorful Holbox village expresses the creative spirit of its inhabitants, a gentle way of life mostly spent barefoot in these thatched bungalows lined with hammocks.