Isla Holbox

Holbox kiboshed?

January 20th, 2006 by Steve Bridger filed under Isla Holbox

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.

Isla HolboxGideon Ben-Ami took this photo earlier this month. He spent a few days on Holbox and his impressions were that it looked a little worse for wear.

"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…