Casa Las Tortugas Beach Hotel and Spa is an oasis for travelers seeking relaxation in a traditional Mexican hotel. Come with me as I take you on a tour of this bohemian boutique hotel in Holbox, Mexico.
You’ll want to fly into the Cancun airport. From there, you can take a taxi to the Isla/Holbox ferry in Chiquila. It takes two hours from Cancun. I love the location of Casa Las Tortugas as it’s very close to town. Some of the other nicer hotels are down further. I also love how it is right on the beach!
About the hotel
Unsuspecting from the outside, the hotel is situated on an enclave and as you walk in, it opens up to this tropical paradise. It was a quick and efficient check in and then they showed us around the property and to our room. All of the paths throughout the hotel are sand with tropical greenery overhanging.
All the rooms are traditional white-washed casitas and the furnishings throughout your room are natural woods and dyes. The casitas can be a garden, pool or ocean view. I got the least expensive (about $200-250 per night and it was still wonderful) standard garden room with two double beds and a private terrace. Note: this is the time to truly unplug; There is no tv or coffee maker! The hotel provides beach towels for you daily. Our bathroom was a shower in the adobe style with all natural stones and eco friendly toiletries. My favorite part: every room has a hammock on terrace!
They have a spa and daily yoga which is great for those looking to really relax. The beach club resort was not a party atmosphere. They had lots of hammocks, shade trees, tables out on the beach, lots of day beds, and swing day beds. It’s a boutique hotel with only around 20 hotel rooms, so if privacy is what you’re after, this is the hotel for you.
The best food we had on the island was at Mandarina, the onsite hotel restaurant right on the beach! We did the upgrade and chose to have breakfast every morning. You had the choice every day to have hot or cold breakfast: typically one hot egg dish and one cold yogurt granola and fruit. They also had delicious fresh baked bread.
There is a new tapas bar called Lumma, and I got the impression that it was the most chic thing happening in Holbox at night.
The hotel has a fantastic spa called Agua Spa. I did a mud massage which was fantastic and well priced. Note: It is not a fancy spa. My massage was in the yoga room, but I still loved every minute of it.
Things to Do
One of the main attractions to Holbox is to go swimming with the whale sharks which I did twice this trip. You can book with the hotel but make sure to book it in advance!
Check out my video all about swimming with whale sharks.
Don’t got to Holbox unless you stay here. 5 Stars all the way from this Abundant Traveler!
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