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Why You Need To Book Your Winter Vacation To This Stunning Island Near Cancun Right Now 

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Winter might still be a couple of months away but this is the busiest season for tourism in Cancun and the rest of the Mexican Caribbean.   

In one island destination, reservations are already on the rise, with 50 percent capacity already booked for the winter travel season.   

This is why you need to book your winter vacation to this stunning island near Cancun right now: 

Vendors on a Sandy Road in the Quintessential Beach Town of Holbox, Mexico

The Island Of Holbox 

The island of Holbox is located off of the coast of a tiny little fishing village called Chiquila, about 2-3 hours from Cancun.   

The main attraction in the town is the island of Holbox, a 26-mile long, almost one-mile-wide, car-free island with all of the charm of a quintessential beach town.   

Surrounded by crystal-clear aqua-blue water, Holbox is the perfect rustic, tropical paradise for a relaxing island getaway.   

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Holbox Hotels 

For being such a small island, there is a surprising number of hotel options, both in different types of hotels and in quantity, in Holbox.   

Travelers can choose between boutique hotels, hostels, small adult-only hotels, and luxury all-inclusives when visiting the island.   

Hotel rates range considerably depending on the property type, but you can expect to pay somewhere between $100 a night for a highly-rated beachfront hotel to around $300 for a high-end all-inclusive.   

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Winter Weather In Holbox 

The weather in Holbox is nearly perfect during the winter months.   

Temperatures generally stay between around 80-90 degrees throughout the year due to the humidity, so you’ll still be able to enjoy tropical temperatures even if you visit during the winter.   

But December and January are the coolest months.   

Typically, during the winter months, starting in December, it only rains a few days a month too, which minimizes the humidity a bit.   

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Things To Do In Holbox  

The pleasant weather of the winter months in Holbox makes it the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities.   

Some of the must-do activities when visiting Holbox are checking out the street art around town, seeing the flamingos at Punta Coco, and going on a nighttime kayaking adventure to see the bioluminescent water.   

Aside from that, many visitors spend their time on the beaches, visiting local restaurants, shops, and cantinas, and riding around the island on a golf cart or bike.  

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Holbox Vs. Other Mexican Caribbean Destinations  

Holbox is one of the best Mexican Caribbean vacation destinations to visit if you’re looking for a more laid-back atmosphere.   

While it is growing more and more popular, it still doesn’t get the crowds you see in other island destinations like Isla Mujeres and Cozumel.   

It’s also much less touristy than places like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum, so if you’re hoping for more authenticity, Holbox is the place to go.   

Brightly Colored Building Holbox

How To Get To Holbox 

To get to Holbox, you’ll first have to fly into Cancun and then drive or book transportation to get to Chiquila.  

Chiquila is between 2 hours and 2 hours and 40 minutes from Cancun Airport, depending on which road you take to get there.   

Once there, you’ll head to the Chiquila ferry dock and take a 15-minute ferry ride to the island, which costs about $13 each way.   

Taxis outside of Cancun International airport with travelers

Why Winter Is The Perfect Time For A Holbox Vacation 

Despite the fact that winters are busier in Holbox, it’s still the perfect time to visit.   

The weather is pleasant, there’s more activity on the island, and there’s still plenty of sunshine.   

While you may pay a little more to travel to Holbox in the wintertime, an escape to the island paradise is well worth it.

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