Holbox is one of those destinations that you both want to tell everyone how special it is and not tell a soul to preserve what makes it unique. As the Yucatan continues to gain popularity, many worry that the infrastructure is not there to support the volume of travelers that descend on this area each year. The once tranquil fishing villages of Playa Del Carmen and Tulum have seen both the best and worst that tourism can bring. Holbox has grown over the years with new hotels, restaurants and chic boutiques popping up — quickly becoming a favorite locale for the celebrity set. Luckily, Holbox is all about nature and even the flamingos, whale sharks, and tarpon come back year after year. A saving grace is one must get to Holbox by ferry. Once there you travel by foot, bike, or golf cart taxi. This in itself will help maintain the beauty of this area.
As Holbox starts to bustle a bit, Las Nubes provides a calm sanctuary for its guests. Las Nubes de Holbox is the last hotel on the beach and sits adjacent to a wildlife preserve. If the view and the blue hue of the water is not stunning enough, watching colorful kites take boarders spinning and flipping in the air is a magnificent show. The hotel defines rustic elegance, with palapa style thatch roofs and minimal decor. Las Nubes lets the natural surroundings shine and that is what Holbox is known for. Bar La Nube (located on the second story of the hotel) is the perfect perch to catch a sunset with a creative cocktail such as the Tamarind Margarita. We are eager to return to the kind people we met, the calm waters, and those stunning backdrops soon!
Images courtesy of Las Nubes de Holbox.