by Amanda Norcross
The Hotel Puerto Holbox is a small, intimate property in Isla Holbox, Mexico. Families have a choice between garden view or ocean view rooms, as well as suites. The hotel offers an outdoor pool, easy access to the beach, and offsite excursion packages.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor pool
- Excursion packages
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
The location is just outside of the busy area of town. It's on a nice area of beach where you can relax and enjoy the day go by or spend time in the water. The bar staff is friendly and quick to refresh your drink. The rooms are simple but quiet and relaxing. The pool is great for a nice little swim. The front desk was always helpful with any request whether it be regarding a taxi or place for dinner. We were looking for a place to unwind and unplug and found exactly that here. When we would be out and about in the town, staff from the hotel would recognize us and give us a "hello."
If you are looking for a nice, quiet place to relax and quiet area of beach to enjoy beautiful sunsets, this is the perfect place. The sun beds are comfy. There's no towel game to be played here because there are enough loungers for all guests. The loungers are not placed on top of each other and crammed together. You have some privacy under your palapa that includes a nice table for drinks, meals, or even a game of cribbage.
There are no TVs in the rooms. There was not a hair dryer in the room. There was a safe in the room and a fridge. The rooms were simple but clean. It was perfect for what we were looking for. The breakfast that was included was made to order from a menu and was good. I miss sitting on the beach enjoying my coffee and fresh fruit every morning.
We do plan to return again and hope to bring our adult children. We enjoyed Holbox and this hotel so much. I hope as Holbox grows, this hotel doesn't lose the charm it has and the staff that is most certainly part of the charm of this hotel. It is a perfect place to unwind and relax. You can easily walk the beach all the way into town from this hotel or the other direction and explore.
Three days at Puerto Holbox - with breakfast included was a pretty good value. Enjoyed the lounging area - was very open and spacious enough - not jammed as many of the other beach hotels closer to the downtown. Also the location was close enough to walk to the downtown square in minutes, but just on the edge of the most crowded and higher traffic areas. So a very nice balance of both. Nice room, with beach "view", but most of the ground floor view is blocked during the day by these tented beds closer to the water that their restaurant/bar has for public to buy drinks and sit. (It's not a big deal, but next time would probably request a second floor or a slightly cheaper garden view). Room was clean and beds are fine (mexican firm, but not rock hard). Staff was friendly and efficient.