Isla Holbox (pronounced Hol-bosch) is a tiny sand-strip facing the Gulf of Mexico, bordered by Cabo Catoche on the east and separated from the mainland by Laguna Yalahao to the south.
I’ve found evidence of how the island fared in the hurricane quite hard to come by.
"There were very few tourists around," Gideon said… "and the locals I spoke to were beginning to feel the pinch."
The beach is looking good though. There’s some seaweed around – brought in by the brisk northerly winds (nortes), which are prevalent this time of year, through February.
The wind is good news for kitesurfers, Holbox’s latest craze.
Brenda Rubio at the Hotelito Casa Las Tortugas has told me that the restaurants are open in the town, mainly around the plaza, including Viva Zapata, La Cueva del Pirata, Pizzería Edelyn, La Isla del Colibrí…
- Check the status of hotels on Isla Holbox.