Isn’t life great when it’s low-fi and low-rise? That’s the attitude on friendly Isla Holbox (hol-bosh), with its sandy streets, colorful Caribbean buildings, and lazing, sun-drunk dogs. Holbox is a welcome refuge for anyone looking to just get away from it all (‘all’ likely meaning the hubbub of Cancún).
Parque Nacional Isla Contoy
Guided tours to Isla Contoy give you several hours of free time to explore the island's interpretive trails, climb a 27m-high observation tower and get in a little snorkeling. For more information on the island, Amigos de Isla Contoy has a website with detailed information on the island's ecology. Tour operators based out of Cancún and Isla Mujeres run trips to Contoy.