The San Jose Mercury News newspaper in
California recently reviewed Holbox Island in Quintana Roo,Mexico,describing
it as an "Italian getaway on a Mexican beach".
The daily said,"Once you
make your way past the resorts,it's just you and the Caribbean — water and sand
under tropical blue skies as far as the eye can see."
The review remarked
on the beauty of the nature in Holbox. A true eco-escape.
The island is
separated from the mainland by a shallow lagoon that is home to flamingos,
pelicans and other birdlife. Not yet a big tourist destination,the island's
main industry is fishing.
However,the island is developing a growing
tourist industry in the form of whale shark viewing and real estate prices have
risen rapidly as people seek to be closer to this natural paradise.
hotels and restaurants on Holbox are owned and operated by Italians. Luciano
Govi,manager of the Holbox Flying-fishing Lodge,explained that 20 years or so
ago,an off-course Italian sailor landed on Holbox.
He was so taken with
the place he opened the first resort here,from then onwards the island has been
popular with Italians,as well as other Europeans and North Americans in the
Holbox real estate offers some of the most delightful investment
opportunities in Mexico. Own your own piece of unspoilt paradise in the Mexican