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Relax on the barefoot beaches of Isla Holbox
Enjoy a stay in a traditional Mexican hacienda
Snorkel with whale sharks off the coast of Isla Holbox between July and August
Visit the impressive Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Uxmal
Explore mangroves on Holbox by kayak and enjoy fantastic bird watching
The Yucatán Peninsula is hot and humid. The rainy season is mid-August to mid-October, when there’s afternoon showers most days. The best time to visit is during the dryer, slightly cooler months between November and May. Hurricane season runs from June to November. The best time to view whale sharks off the coast of Isla Holbox is July or August.
An idyllic escape to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula staying in a beautifully restored hacienda near the charming city of Merida before heading to the barefoot beaches of Isla Holbox for a laidback and romantic retreat. Time your stay with the whale shark season for some truly unforgettable snorkelling.
Beautifully restored to its former colonial glory, begin your trip at the charming Hacienda San Jose, a short distance from the Yucatan's delightful capital, Merida. Here you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings whilst exploring Mayan ruins and the picturesque towns of Izamal and Merida nearby. Visit the iconic Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza crossing over the ball courts and admiring the famous pyramid. A trip to one of the peninsula's many cenotes is also highly recommended; snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of these fascinating underground sink holes which provide a welcome respite from the sun and a wonderful spot for a private picnic. A guided city tour of Merida has been included, along with a privately guided tour of Chichen Itza with a visit to a cenote thrown in.
From here you will travel by road and then boat to the laidback beach hideaway of Isla Holbox; its rustic charm makes it the perfect spot for a barefoot break. Ditch your sandals and spend your days lazing around in comfortable hammocks in true Yucatecan style. Not only famed for its powdery white sand, Holbox is a habitat for much of the local wildlife, the turquoise channel that separates it from the mainland home to rich marine life and a fascinating array of birdlife. Between May and September it is possible to snorkel alongside whale sharks, an unforgettable experience (the best months being July and August).
A paradise for lovers of nature and the outdoors, Holbox also offers up opportunities for fly fishing, hiking, cycling along the beach and kayaking through mangroves. Casa Sandra, an intimate boutique property, provides the perfect base for visitors to the island and guests can even borrow bicycles to explore the island villages and unpaved roads which are lined with palm trees. Six nights here allows plenty of time to completely unwind before heading back to the mainland by boat to connect with your flight home.
A superb experience that combines exploring the archaeological wonders of Chichen Itza, a delicious picnic and relaxation by a beautiful cenote in complete privacy
Explore the city of Merida, also known as "the white city" and considered the cultural capital of the Yucatan boasting plenty of historic sites and culture.
Pedal across rugged terrain on this toe-curling mountain biking adventure through Merida before heading underground to explore fascinating caves and swim in crystalline waters in one of the Yucatan's eerily beautiful cenotes.
Rise early to explore the impressive site of Chichen Itza as the sun comes up and before the gates open to the public on this exclusive private experience, allowing you to escape the crowds and make the most of your time at this must-see landmark.
Snorkelling with whale sharks is incredible, best experienced between July and August when droves of these remarkable creatures can be found. Gasp as these gentle leviathans of the deep cruise past you, an utterly unforgettable experience.
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Merida, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Isla Holbox, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
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