Places I Love: Holbox Island

 

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Something in the air on the tiny Mexican island of Holbox tricks you into slowing down. It’s like a step back in time, before the wifi was a word and constant connectivity was the norm. No cars are permitted on the island, so you traverse the dirt roads on foot or by bike with the occasional motorcycle and golfcart breezing by.

 

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Artistic moments of surprise and delight lurk around every corner. In true Mexican tradition, Holbox sponsors a new mural each year, so the town is spotted with the unique art splashed across beautiful, brightly colored walls. The town is brimming with delicious restaurants, lively mercados and endless wildlife, but the truly memorable moments are the quiet ones.

 

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One morning, I woke up early and snuck out before the commotion of the day had begun and wandered into town to pick up a breakfast of freshly squeezed orange juice and tortillas for my family. Simple, organic pleasures paint the true picture of Holbox.

 

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Mostly, Holbox allows you to unwind. This special little pocket of the world gave me the freedom to simply stare, to take in the beauty of nature and to allow my mind to wander without purpose. Unbeknownst to me, my creativity was incubating in these peaceful moments and I returned home feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and full of inspiration thoughts.

 

Thank you Holbox. I can’t wait to return!

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