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Holbox: "Italian getaway on a Mexican beach"

12 September, 2012

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 San Jose Mercury News 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. Holbox is not yet a big tourist destination, and the island's main industry is fishing. Holbox is located north of Quintana Roo, just an hour and a half car ride from Playa del Carmen.

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. Many 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 know.

Holbox real estate offers some of the most delightful investment opportunities in Mexico. Own your own piece of unspoiled paradise in the Mexican Caribbean.

Read the full article on the San Jose Mercury News website or visit our main website for more information on Holbox real estate.

Topics: Travel Quintana Roo