Cancún, with its large population and international airport, is the principal city on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Located in the state of Quintana Roo, it is a popular tourist destination. But it is in the surrounding areas that the best of the boutique hotels can be found.
South of Cancún is the Riviera Maya with the vibrant beach resort of Playa del Carmen and the fascinating Mayan ruins at Tulum. The crystalline waters of the Caribbean are ideal for bathing or, alternatively, visit a ‘cenote’. These waterholes, filled with naturally filtered water, were once subterranean caverns whose roofs have collapsed to provide a unique swimming experience.
Opposite bustling Cancún is the tiny quiet island of Isla Mujeres. Just 7km in length, the island is a great place to try some typical Mexican seafood, particularly the fish dish, tixinxic. It takes just 15 minutes to arrive on the island by passenger ferry from Puerto Juárez (Cancún), or 45 minutes on the car ferry from Punta Sam.
For those seeking to escape the complications of modern life and get back to nature, our small luxury hotels on Holbox Island offer the perfect opportunity. This stunning island is situated three hours north of Cancún in the Yum Balam ecological reserve, declared a protected area in 1994. The ferry departs from Chiquilá and takes 20 minutes.
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